Hollyoaks Jen Metcalfe dumps bad boy Josh Cox after finding out about womanising past | The Sun

JENNIFER Metcalfe has dumped her toyboy boyfriend after learning of his past, pals told The Sun.

The Hollyoaks star ended their short-lived relationship this month and said she would remain friends with Josh Cox.

The Sun revealed Jennifer, 38, was dating businessman Josh, 22, in August.

However pals said when she learned of his previous playboy antics she chose to cool off their romance.

A source said: “Jen ended things with Josh and they’re just going to stay friends.

“They had great fun while it lasted but Josh has a bit of a reputation as a lothario and Jen didn’t want to be caught up in that.

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“She is moving on and just seeing where life takes her.

“It was never really serious with Josh so it’s not exactly as if this is a major heartbreak for her.”

Josh made headlines before meeting soap actress Jennifer, who plays Mercedes McQueen in Hollyoaks.

He previously enjoyed a fling with England star Kyle Walker’s girlfriend Annie Kilner when she was on a break from the footballer back in September 2020.

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At the time insiders revealed how Annie had confessed the fling to Kyle when they were back together – leaving him gutted.

A source said: “Kyle is devastated but after everything he’s put Annie through he’s now getting a taste of his own medicine. And it’s proving to be a bitter pill to swallow.

“It all seemed to be settling down — and now this. Annie’s confession has knocked him for six.”

Prior to her romance with Josh, Jen had been dating Oldham Athletic’s Chris Eagles.

She has a young son with her ex-partner Greg Lake and the pair have made a success of co-parenting.

Jen said before: “We made a decision from the start that we wanted this to be good for Daye.

“There was no bad energy [at the end] and I don’t even like using the phrase ‘split up’. We’ll never be split, we’re a family and always will be.

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“Obviously it’s had its ups and downs but I think when you have two good people who want to do the best for their child, there’s no reason for it not to be just that.

“I’m really proud of how we both parent and put Daye’s interests first.”

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