Roman Kemp “dating radio producer Codie Jones” after bonding over boyfriend’s death
Roman Kemp reportedly found love with radio producer Codie Jones a year after breaking up with his ex.
The crush I’m A Celebrity, 28, was in a relationship with the Swiss neuroscientist Anne-Sophie Flury for three years.
But the couple, who met on Tinder, split in July 2020 just a few months after moving in together while in confinement.
A month later, Roman’s best friend Joe Lyons tragically committed suicide at only 31 years old.
Australian radio producer Codie was also close to Joe – and the new couple are believed to have bonded over their grief.
It is claimed that the couple have “been dating quietly” for more than a month.
Codie is believed to have been introduced to famous Roman parents, Spandau Ballet spa Martin and former Wham! backing vocalist Shirlie.
A source said The sun Codie already fits “perfectly into the family”.
The insider said, “Roman and Codie both worked with Joe and were very close to him, so his death hit them both very hard.
“They got closer and ended up falling in love with each other.
“They’ve been dating for a while now – and it’s clear to everyone at work that they are head over heels in love with each other.”
The source added, “Codie met Roman’s parents, Martin and Shirlie, before they started dating, so they already loved her. It fits perfectly into the family.
The Mirror has contacted Roman’s rep for comment.
Last month Roman paid tribute to his late boyfriend Joe on what would have been his 32nd birthday.
Capital Radio shared snapshots of him and Joe, who started out as a co-worker before becoming Roman’s best friend, on Instagram.
Roman captioned the post: “I miss you beyond words buddy. I love you mate.
Joking about a picture of Joe in a Tottenham Hotspurs shirt, he added: “PS this is the only time I will post a Spurs shirt.”
He has since received accolades for presenting the BBC documentary Our Silent Emergency in which he spoke about the sudden death of his friend and the mental health crisis affecting young men.
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