‘It was interesting!’ Ashley Roberts reveals she is ready for love again and has been checking her DMs from a ‘wide spectrum of characters’
She split from beau Giovanni Pernici in January 2020, with the Strictly Come Dancing pro announcing they’d gone their separate ways on social media.
But it seems Ashley Roberts, 39, is ready for love again – and has revealed she’s been keeping a close eye on who’s been sliding into her DMs.
The Heart Radio host has taken a different approach to dating due to the pandemic, with the former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! campmate telling The Sun: ‘My friend one day was like, ‘Have you checked your DMs?’ I don’t really do that normally, but it was interesting.’
Fun in the sun: Ashley Roberts, 39, who jetted to Portugal in May, is open to love again and has been sifting through the many propositions she gets in her social media direct messages
She added: ‘There’s been a wide spectrum of characters popping in there and normally I wouldn’t even be open to something like that, but because we’re not able to go out and socialise, I was trying to be open to new ways but…
‘Let’s just say I’m excited to meet people in real life! I enjoy that chemistry and that connection. You can’t beat that. I’m excited to get dressed up, feel cute, get out there.’
American Ashley is now a resident of the UK and she made the most of the government’s travel green list and jetted for a sunshine break in Portugal in May.
Frolicking in the waves, Ashley looked incredible in her two-piece, which only just covered her modesty thanks to the upside-down style of her halterneck bikini top.
Giving it some heart: Ashley is ready to open her heart again after she split from Strictly Come Dancing professional Giovanni Pernice in January 2020, with the dancer announcing it online
Risqué! The Pussycat Dolls singer looked incredible in her two-piece in Portugal, which only just covered her modesty thanks to the upside-down style of her halterneck bikini top
Her bikini bottoms boasted string tie-sides, which she hoisted up to rest on top of her hips.
The radio host accessorised her swimwear with a white beaded necklace and shielded her eyes with red-framed shades.
Sharing pictures of herself enjoying the sandy beach on Instagram, the former Pussycat Dolls singer wrote: ‘Bank Hols. Beyond grateful to dip the toes in the sea,’ and included the hashtags grateful, seaside, happy place, vitamin d, beach and sun.
The Don’t Cha hitmaker recently spoke out about The Pussycat Dolls’ future plans after they returned with React – their first song in a decade – in 2020.
Ashley revealed they will release more tracks before their tour, which is currently set for later this month after being postponed due to the pandemic.
On the road: The Pussycat Dolls – consisting of Ashley, Nicole Scherzinger, Kimberly Wyatt, Carmit Bachar and Jessica Sutta – are scheduled to go on tour in 2021 (pictured 2020)
The former Strictly star told the Heart Showbiz Hub podcast: ‘We’ll definitely do new music. We’ve got to get in the studio and make that happen.’
She also touched on the coronavirus pandemic, telling listeners that it meant now was the perfect time for her and her bandmates to start working on new singles.
The media personality added: ‘Especially now with having Miss Rona (coronavirus) step in, we’ve got time.
‘We want to get people ramped up and excited again before we go out on tour, which, who knows when that will be.’
The Pussycat Dolls – consisting of Ashley, Nicole Scherzinger, Kimberly Wyatt, Carmit Bachar and Jessica Sutta – announced their music comeback back in 2019.
What a pair: Ashley is regularly seen arriving at the Heart Radio studios with fellow broadcaster Amanda Holden, 50, with the pair often both looking very stylish