Stephanie Davis has hit back at those who’ve been criticising her for reportedly dating Liverpool footballer Loris Karius, saying that it “won’t stop me” from pursuing even love despite being pregnant with her first child.

The former ‘Hollyoaks’ actress and ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ star is expecting a baby boy by the end of the year, and an article yesterday intimated that she’s been secretly dating German goalkeeper Karius, who signed for her hometown team Liverpool back in May this year. She had previously hinted on Instagram that she might be in a new relationship.

Stephanie DavisStephanie Davis is rumoured to be in a relationship with Liverpool keeper Loris Karius

A source told the Daily Star on Tuesday (September 13th): “Steph has fallen for Loris and can't get enough of him. She needed someone to take care of her and accept her for who she is and he has done that... They both agreed to keep their romance on the down low as Steph has seen what happens when too many people get involved. However, as they are both in the public eye it was never going to be secret for long."

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It comes after she posted a picture of a silhouetted man and woman holding hands as they enjoyed a romantic sunset earlier this week, captioning it: “When you love someone so much.”

Writing back in her blog for OK! magazine the following day, the 23 year old actress was in a defiant mood to comments that have been piling up from people who are saying she shouldn’t be bringing instability into her life while expecting a baby, though she didn’t confirm or disconfirm anything.

“There's been a lot of speculation about whether I'm dating anyone this week and I've not said anything. I haven't said yes or no to whether I've got a boyfriend or not. What I will say though, is just because I'm pregnant, it doesn't mean I can't look for love. If I meet the right person, it won't stop me.”

Davis fell pregnant during a brief and tumultuous relationship with her ‘CBB’ co-star Jeremy McConnell earlier this year.

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