Lillie Haynes and Jack Grealish were spotted chatting at a star-studded party over the weekend after he liked a series of her bikini snaps.
The Love Island star, 22, and the Manchester City player, 25, were both in attendance at an event at Peter Street Kitchen where the footballer was also seen hanging out with Ellie Brown.
A source told MailOnline: ‘Jack approached Lillie and they ended up chatting for about fifteen minutes. Apparently, he was a true gentleman.’
Meeting: Lillie Haynes and Jack Grealish were spotted chatting at a star-studded party over the weekend after he liked a series of her bikini snaps
It was previously claimed that Jack had snubbed Lillie at the bash.
A source told The Sun: ‘It was really awkward – everyone thought Jack might say something to Lillie after liking all her pics but he didn’t even look at her.
‘Luckily, Lillie wasn’t bothered at all because she was joined by fellow Love Islander star Jack Barlow, who she has now started dating.’
Jack also hung out with Ellie at the venue before they headed to the Chinawhite nightclub.
Party: The Love Island star, 22, and the Manchester City player, 25, were both in attendance at an event at Peter Street Kitchen where the footballer was also seen hanging out with Ellie Brown (Jack pictured with Ellie)
The former Aston Villa player is in a relationship with model girlfriend Sasha Attwood, 25.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Jack Grealish and Lillie Haynes for comment.
It comes after Jack showed his appreciation for Casa Amor bombshell Lillie’s glamorous photos by liking the snaps from his verified profile.
Lillie was flattered after noting the likes from Jack on her pictures, including one of her wearing a skimpy white bikini that was shared days after she entered the rival Love Island villa.
Beau: It was previously claimed that Jack had snubbed Lillie, 22, at the bash which she attended alongside Jack Barlow who she is dating
A source told MailOnline: ‘Lillie couldn’t believe Jack even knows who she is, let alone took the time to like her uploads on Instagram.
‘It was disappointing he unliked the photos days later, but it’s possible he didn’t want his girlfriend finding out.
‘She was complimented nonetheless, and hopes one day they’ll cross paths so she can ask him about it.’
The footballer liked a photo of Lillie in a bikini that was shared while she was in Casa Amor on July 26, as well as a snap of the reality star enjoying a glass of bubbles to celebrate her ‘freedom’ after returning from Mallorca and quarantining for five days.
Jack, who completed his record British transfer from Aston Villa earlier this month, recently admitted he’s a ‘big fan’ of Love Island, even saying if he wasn’t a footballer, he’d be a contestant on the ITV2 dating show.
In April, Jack joked during an interview alongside ex-Villa teammate John McGinn, 26, he’d be ‘on Love Island or working as a promotor or DJ’ if he failed as a sportsman.
‘Flattered’: It comes after Jack liked a string of Lillie’s sexy bikini pictures on Instagram before swiftly removing the interaction days later
He also shared an image of him and the England lads watching Love Island on a large screen in a communal room inside the team’s Euro accommodation last month and joked dumped Islander Hugo Hammond, 25, looked like the spit of defender Ben White, 23.
Jack has previously shown his admiration for former Love Island contestants, after he was caught hitting on reality star Natalia Zoppa, 22, by her boyfriend.
In a video shared on TikTok 2020 Islander Natalia’s partner Hass Saleh claimed: ‘As if today couldn’t get any weirder, the best player in the Premier League tried to chat up missus,’ while sharing the alleged Instagram message from Jack, a waving hand emoji.
It was reported in June that Jack and his childhood sweetheart Sasha had got back together following a brief split, and he considered the model his ‘secret weapon’ off the pitch.
‘Stunner’: The England footballer, who’s in a relationship with Sasha Attwood, showed his appreciation for Casa Amor bombshell Lillie’s photos by liking the snaps from his profile
Undo: The likes on Lillie’s photos were from Jack’s verified Instagram profile, and were captured in the days before he removed the interaction from her account
The couple, who were pictured on holiday together in Croatia last month, met while they were teenagers at St Peter’s Roman Catholic Secondary School in Solihull, West Midlands.
Lillie found fame on the current series of Love Island when she lured Liam Reardon, 21, away from partner Millie Court, 24, during his stay at Casa Amor.
Millie was faced with Liam’s betrayal when she met Lillie for a catch-up arranged by producers, where she didn’t hold back on the gory details.
Days later, Millie forgave Liam for passionately kissing Lillie on multiple occasions, with the couple going on to win this year’s series and the £50,000 cash prize.
Couple: Jack is in a relationship with model girlfriend Sasha Attwood after the childhood sweethearts reportedly reconciled in June following a brief split (pictured in Croatia in August)