Nottingham footballer Jermaine Pennant debuts romance with Ex on the Beach star Jess Impiazzi

Nottingham footballer Jermaine Pennant made his red carpet debut with Ex on the Beach star Jess Impiazzi at a film screening in London on Thursday, March 31. The new couple attended The Lost City UK Screening at Cineworld Leicester Square.

It comes after rumours the 32-year-old and the football star had been dating ‘secretly’ for five months, with the two also holidaying together in Tenerife, the Mirror reports. When asked if Jermaine had enjoyed the holiday, Jess laughed and joked: “Everyone had a nice time.”

Brought up in The Meadows, Jermaine became football’s most expensive teenage footballer at the age of just 15 when Arsenal paid Notts County £2m for him in 1999. He wrote about his childhood in Nottingham in his 2018 autobiography, Mental. During his paying career he made more than 350 appearances for 15 clubs, including Arsenal, Liverpool and Birmingham City. Following his retirement from the sport he appeared as a contestant on the 2018 edition of Celebrity Big Brother.

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Jess, a glamour model and reality TV star, has appeared in Ex on the Beach and Celebrity Big Brother 2018. She once dated Charlie Sheen and was engaged to ex boyfriend rugby player Denny Solomona.