JENNIFER Metcalfe enjoyed lunch with her pals in the wake of her split from boyfriend Greg Lake.
The Hollyoaks actress, 36, revealed last week she’d secretly parted ways with Geordie Shore star Greg months ago.
Jen – who plays Mercedes McQueen in the Channel 4 soap – looked happy as she caught up with four friends in Altrincham, Manchester.
The single star made sure to spend quality time with her nearest and dearest after becoming single for the first time in eight years.
Jennifer looked fantastic in a casual outfit, with her glossy hair scraped into a bun, and was spotted smiling and laughing with her pals.
Their lunch date came just a day after she made the announcement on Instagram.
The actress shares a son with Greg and revealed that they secretly split months ago.
Taking to her Instagram page last week, the star insisted the split was amicable as she updated fans.
She wrote: “Greg and I decided to part ways amicably a couple months ago.
“We remain friends and we both will continue to happily co parent Daye and would appreciate privacy during these times.
“Thank you to everyone who has supported us before, during and after this.”
Jennifer found fame playing feisty Mercedes in Hollyoaks back in 2006.
Just last month she wowed fans with sizzling bikini pictures as she hit the beach during the UK heatwave – with reality star Greg nowhere to be seen.
However, the pair seemed happy together earlier this year when he shared a raunchy photo of Jennifer on all fours wearing a tiny Calvin Klein thong and tight white top as she scrubbed the bathroom.
Greg added in the caption: “When you’re in isolation and she’s OCD”.
He also cheekily wrote: “Thank you”.
The pair first started dating in 2012 and welcomed their first child together, three-year-old son Daye, in June 2017.
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