Jack Grealish is ‘enjoying secret meet ups with Emily Atack’


Jack Grealish has reportedly been enjoying meet ups with Emily Atack.

The football star, 26, and the TV presenter, 31, are believed to have got together at a Manchester hotel and at Emily’s London pad in recent weeks.

Jack, who is dating Sasha Attwood, is said to have been calling and texting pal Emily every day since they started chatting over Instagram six weeks ago. 

New friend? Jack Grealish has reportedly been enjoying meet ups with Emily Atack

A friend told The Sun: ‘Emily watched Jack in the Euros and thought he was fit. And for his part, Jack has been a fan of hers since she starred as Charlotte ‘Big Jugs’ Hinchcliffe in The Inbetweeners.

‘They started DMing on Instagram before swapping numbers, and taking it on to WhatsApp and FaceTime. Jack’s been calling her almost every day and has been pretty open about it.

‘They’ve become really good mates, are FaceTiming loads and he’s like a little puppy dog around her. It’s very sweet. They have a real laugh together.’

Hanging out: The football star, 26, and the TV presenter, 31, are believed to have got together at a Manchester hotel and at Emily's London pad in recent weeks

Hanging out: The football star, 26, and the TV presenter, 31, are believed to have got together at a Manchester hotel and at Emily’s London pad in recent weeks

Couple: Jack and Sasha pictured out together on his 26th birthday

Couple: Jack and Sasha pictured out together on his 26th birthday

Since swapping numbers in September, Jack and Emily are said to have hung out at the Lowry hotel in Manchester ahead of City’s win against Brugge.

Emily was visiting nearby Salford at the time while touring the country with her comedy show, Emily Atack Has Left The Group.

A source told the publication that their friendship is ‘the talk of the dressing room’ because many of Jack’s teammates fancy Emily.

This way! Sasha looked glamorous in a chic white coord

This way! Sasha looked glamorous in a chic white coord

All smiles! Jack appeared in high spirits on the night out

All smiles! Jack appeared in high spirits on the night out

The insider isisted that the friends ‘haven’t crossed a line’ and have only been hanging out as pals so far. MailOnline have contacted reps for Jack and Emily.

While Emily currently follows Jack on Instagram, he does not follow her back. 

Emily was last linked to model Jude Taylor but the couple split after five months of dating due to her hectic work commitments.

Love life: Jack is currently dating model Sasha

Love life: Jack is currently dating model Sasha 

In September Sasha confirmed she and Jack were still an item as she posted a sweet birthday tribute to the Man City footballer.

The blonde beauty, 25, took to her Instagram to share a series of cute pictures of them together, writing in the caption: ‘Happy Birthday my babe, loving you always.’

It came after Jack was seen on night out with Love Island’s Ellie Brown, liked a string of Lillie Haynes’ sexy bikini pictures and slid into Natalia Zoppa’s DMs. 

Cute: In September Sasha confirmed she and Jack were still an item as she posted a sweet birthday tribute to the Man City footballer

Cute: In September Sasha confirmed she and Jack were still an item as she posted a sweet birthday tribute to the Man City footballer

In the montage the model sat on her childhood sweetheart’s lap wearing an England shirt, cuddled up to him at a party and on a private plane and posed before a night out.

Sasha also revealed it was a year since the couple had got their pet dog together.

Sharing some pictures of the cockapoo called Skye, she wrote: ‘Can’t believe a year ago today we got our baby Skye. Thank you for bringing so much love and happiness.’

Together: The blonde beauty, 25, (pictured) took to her Instagram to share a series of sweet pictures of them together, writing in the caption: 'Happy Birthday my babe, loving you always'

Together: The blonde beauty, 25, (pictured) took to her Instagram to share a series of sweet pictures of them together, writing in the caption: ‘Happy Birthday my babe, loving you always’

Jack – who has recently moved to Man City from Aston Villa for £100m – set tongues wagging last month when he likes a string of Love Island Lillie’s sexy bikini pictures.

More recently the pair were spotted chatting at a star-studded party after the liking incident. 

The reality star, 22, and the football player, 25, were both in attendance at an event at Peter Street Kitchen where the footballer was also seen hanging out with Ellie Brown.

Oh dear: Jack - who has recently moved to Man City from Aston Villa for £100m - set tongues wagging last month when he likes a string of Love Island Lillie's sexy bikini pictures

Oh dear: Jack – who has recently moved to Man City from Aston Villa for £100m – set tongues wagging last month when he likes a string of Love Island Lillie’s sexy bikini pictures 

A source told MailOnline: ‘Jack approached Lillie and they ended up chatting for about fifteen minutes. Apparently, he was a true gentleman.’  

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.’

What's going on? More recently the pair were spotted chatting at a star-studded party after the liking incident

What’s going on? More recently the pair were spotted chatting at a star-studded party after the liking incident 

Jack also hung out with Ellie at the venue before they headed to the Chinawhite nightclub.  

MailOnline contacted representatives for Jack and Lillie for comment at the time.    

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.  

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. 

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

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 

‘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.

Busy night: Jack also hung out with Ellie (pictured) at the venue before they headed to the Chinawhite nightclub

Busy night: Jack also hung out with Ellie (pictured) at the venue before they headed to the Chinawhite nightclub

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. 

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.

Whoops! Jack has previously shown his admiration for former Love Island contestants, after he was caught hitting on reality star Natalia Zoppa, 22, (pictured) by her boyfriend

Whoops! Jack has previously shown his admiration for former Love Island contestants, after he was caught hitting on reality star Natalia Zoppa, 22, (pictured) 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.

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.  

Who is Jack Grealish’s model girlfriend Sasha Attwood? 

Glamorous: Sasha Attwood, 25, is a model from the West Midlands

Glamorous: Sasha Attwood, 25, is a model from the West Midlands

Sasha Attwood, 25, is a model from the West Midlands. 

She has known Jack since their school days and the pair are said to have rekindled their romance in June.  

Sasha is represented by Industry with her modelling jobs, where she has a profile that lists her details. 

According to The Sun she was scouted at age 13 in Birmingham while out shopping, and has modelled for brands such as Boohoo.  

As well as modelling, Attwood is a successful Instagram influencer with over 50,000 followers, often sharing fashion and beauty posts. She also has a YouTube channel.   

She does not share any insight into her relationship with Jack online. 

The couple recently jetted off on holiday together to Croatia after the Euros. 

Though Sasha and Jack had initially managed to keep their relationship under-wraps, rumours began to circulate about a possible romance after she was spotted supporting him during England’s Euro 2020 games at Wembley.

Jack has reportedly been keen to keep Sasha out of the spotlight. 

But a source recently described Sasha as Jack’s ‘secret weapon off the pitch’ and that she ‘keeps him grounded’. 

Stunning: As well as modelling, Attwood is a successful Instagram influencer with over 50,000 followers, often sharing fashion and beauty posts

Stunning: As well as modelling, Attwood is a successful Instagram influencer with over 50,000 followers, often sharing fashion and beauty posts 

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