has been dating again on , and former partner Ben Ofoedu has reportedly
According to his friend, star Ryan-Mark Parsons, the scenes haven’t been totally enjoyable for the Phats & Small musician.
Ryan-Mark, 23, revealed that the E4 reality show had been ‘the topic of our chats recently’ and one episode was particularly tough to watch.
Vanessa, 61, spoke about the breakdown of her relationship with Ben, who she broke up with after it emerged that he had cheated on her multiple times.
Explaining 51-year-old Ben’s reaction, Ryan-Mark said: ‘What really stood out to Ben was when she said, “I was happy to love him”.
‘He kind of felt like he was an object that kind of existed in her life, that she was happy to be with and exist with.
‘He felt slightly objectified in that way, and he thought it was quite harsh and he felt that was a real punch in the stomach,’ Ryan-Mark explained to
As for Ben’s own love life, Ryan-Mark claimed he was talking to many different people.
‘He is always talking to different people and he’s naturally very flirtatious so whenever we go out, he’s kind of swarmed by women to be honest – it is quite something,’ he explained.
Ryan-Mark, who stars in the interactive play Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding with Ben, added that they spend a lot of time at the exclusive Soho House, where women ’20 years younger than him’ are interested.
Ben recently reacted to Vanessa.
The furious presenter said on the programme: ‘So this is a gentleman, charming, handsome, who is in a band, who tours. The last thing I want is some itinerant horny musician. I’ve had that.’
Things escalated to a point where dating expert Paul C Brunson, 49, said she was ‘coming for me’.
Sharing an image from the incident, Ben wrote ‘Welcome to my world’.
‘They absolutely knew Vanessa would kick off. She’s genuinely upset,’ wrote one person on Twitter (X).
Plenty of others disagreed though, with one writing: ‘However valid her reasons or excuses are Vanessa is just downright rude!’
Although romance doesn’t seem to be going well on the show, Vanessa’s luck may have now changed as she is allegedly
Celebs Go Dating is available to watch on Channel 4.