EXCLUSIVE! Nicole Flint dumps Ty Keogh and is engaged FOUR months later to her ex! PLUS, Ty had NO idea!
Talk about moving on quickly.
In December, actor Ty Keogh popped the question to on-again off-again girlfriend, Nicole Flint.
He and the former Miss SA had been dating for two years, and although the relationship was rocky, it seemed like they'd managed to work through it.
But, just a month later, it was over.
And you'd think that it would take a while to get over the heartbreak.
NICOLE FINDS LOVE AGAIN WITH HER EX
Not so! The Juice can confirm that Nicole got engaged two weeks ago - less than four months after ending her relationship with Ty.
The nail in the coffin? That she's back with her longtime ex, businessman David van Heerden.
Nicole reluctantly confirmed the news, at first only saying that she and David were discussing engagement, but later confirming that, yes, he had popped the question.
On her break-up with Ty, Nicole admits that it was tough. "We both were so unsure of what we really wanted even after Ty proposed on New Years Eve. We had such different beliefs and outlooks on the future," she explains.
She says their relationship was filled with rough patches that saw Ty break-up with her three times while she was in Cape Town. But it was Nicole that eventually ended things. "I was incredibly homesick, missed my friends and family and most importantly wasn't finding work, so decided that it all just wasn't working out."
SO, DID SHE CHEAT?
Insiders have revealed to The Juice that Nicole was still in contact with David while she was with Ty. "She was cheating on Ty with David. Basically she left Ty to go back to David," says our source. It's a claim that Nicole vehemently denies. "I definitely was not with David while Ty and I were together. We only started talking after I moved back home." Adding that she wishes Ty well. "Ty is an amazing person and I hope that he finds someone who makes him happy."
TY DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS ENGAGED (HE FOUND OUT WHEN WE PHONED HIM)
Over the years, Ty and Nicole have been notoriously private about their romance. So, when we phoned Ty, we didn't expect the reaction we got. Not only was he completely unaware that Nicole had moved on, he had NO idea that she was engaged to her ex beau. "I'm not sure what to say. I...I'm very surprised," a clearly stunned Ty said.
Although never having spoken on their relationship before, Ty did confirm to The Juice that things did not end amicably. "It didn't end well. But it's the best thing that could've happened, because something else would've happened down the line. She doesn't owe me anything. She doesn't owe me an explanation."
Ty says that they've barely spoken since the split. "She left me and I told her not to contact me - which suited her just fine so she didn't have to deal with the guilt. But I don't hold grudges. I wish her well. I hope that he can make her happy where I couldn't. I do, I wish her the best."
Do you feel that massive ball of awkwardness in your stomachs right now? We do!