Strictly’s Neil Jones ‘is dating Mexican model Kelly Lopez after growing close in Tulum’


‘They had instant chemistry’: Strictly’s Neil Jones ‘is dating Mexican model Kelly Lopez after growing close in Tulum’… as he gets over ex Luisa Eusse

Neil Jones is reportedly dating Mexican model and dancer Kelly Lopez.

The Strictly pro, 38, ended his failed romance with Luisa Euisse, which was marred by claims the Colombian dancer, 24, had been unfaithful, in December 2020.

And it has now been claimed that he’s moving on from the split and enjoyed a series of dates with Kelly while he was in Tulum directing a music video, reports The Sun.

Moving on? Neil Jones is reportedly dating Mexican model and dancer Kelly Lopez after growing close in Tulum as he moves on from his ex Luisa Euisse (pictured together)

A source told the publication: ‘Neil and Kelly had instant chemistry and swapped numbers after shooting the video.

‘He took her on a dinner date and spent the whole day at a lagoon together. 

‘They met up a few more times towards the end of Neil’s trip and have vowed to stay in touch.’

It is also thought that Neil has been trying to pick up some Spanish since his Tulum trip, recently commenting on Kelly’s snaps ‘hermosa’ which means ‘beautiful’. 

New love interest? It is thought that Neil and Kelly (pictured in January) enjoyed a series of dates in Tulum while he was there directing a music video and had 'instant chemistry'

New love interest? It is thought that Neil and Kelly (pictured in January) enjoyed a series of dates in Tulum while he was there directing a music video and had ‘instant chemistry’

MailOnline has contacted Neil’s representatives for further comment. 

Neil was last linked to stunning Cuban dancer Gretel Pupo, leaving fire emojis under her Instagram posts and suggesting they meet up in Cuba.

However, in April Neil’s spokeswoman told The Sun: ‘Neil had a trip planned to Cuba for this year, which is postponed now and has been in touch with Gretel, amongst other dancers, about collaborating when he’s out there.’ 

Neil and ex Luisa split late last year, but their relationship was marred by claims Luisa had cheated on Neil and was also just using him for a visa into the country. 

Stunning: Kelly's social media is littered with sizzling snaps and videos showcasing her talents

Stunning: Kelly’s social media is littered with sizzling snaps and videos showcasing her talents

'Hermosa': Neil recently left a sweet comment calling Kelly 'beautiful' on her Instagram post

‘Hermosa’: Neil recently left a sweet comment calling Kelly ‘beautiful’ on her Instagram post

Doing long distance? A source said the duo met up 'a few more times towards the end of Neil's trip and have vowed to stay in touch' (Kelly is pictured on the beach in September 2020)

Doing long distance? A source said the duo met up ‘a few more times towards the end of Neil’s trip and have vowed to stay in touch’ (Kelly is pictured on the beach in September 2020)

He had moved Luisa in just two weeks after they started dating and went public with their relationship last August.

The relationship was the Strictly professional dancer’s first public since he split from wife and Strictly co-star Katya Jones, 31, in 2019.   

Following his latest split, Neil said that he won’t be so open about his next love, after flaunting his romance with the Columbian dancer Luisa all over his social media. 

While appearing on FUBAR Radio in January, he talked about what he has learnt about dating in the public eye and why he found the attention around his love life difficult, because he doesn’t see himself as famous.  

Back in the dating game? The Strictly pro was last linked to Cuban dancer and model Gretel Pupo (pictured) after he left comments under her Instagram posts

Back in the dating game? The Strictly pro was last linked to Cuban dancer and model Gretel Pupo (pictured) after he left comments under her Instagram posts

He told Bobby Norris and Stephen Leng on their Access All Areas show: ‘In the future, when I’m in a relationship, I’m keeping it quiet. I’m not going to let anybody know.’

Neil added he finds the attention around his love life difficult as he doesn’t see himself as famous: ‘It’s not easy because no one ever looks at themselves or says like, what’s a celebrity, who’s not a celebrity.  

‘We’re just people that are like, I’m just on a TV show. I’m doing what I’ve always done all my life, but the only difference is we get up to like 15 million people watching us do it. So of course that’s going to bring a headlines.’

Neil admitted that he’s not used to the level of attention he’s received since joining the show and certainly wasn’t so popular when growing up: ‘I’m ginger and I was a dancer, so I’ve been bullied most of my life.’   

Comments: Neil left a series of comments on Gretel's sizzling videos, including the fire emoji

Comments: Neil left a series of comments on Gretel’s sizzling videos, including the fire emoji

Making plans? Another comment saw the pro dancer asking if Gretel would like to 'collaborate' the next time he's in Cuba

Making plans? Another comment saw the pro dancer asking if Gretel would like to ‘collaborate’ the next time he’s in Cuba 

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