Last month, he was the target of much mockery, after he posted a shot of a mystery brunette cooking – only for it to be revealed that they didn’t even know each other.
But it appears that love truly is in the air for boxer Ricky Hatton, 39, as for the past several weeks he’s been sharing snaps of himself with new girlfriend Marie Pollard, 36 – a year after calling off his engagement to Jennifer Dooley.
A source told The Sun: ‘He’s known Marie for years, but now they’ve grown close. Since splitting from Jennifer, Ricky has had a tough time with love. He’s made his name for himself being a fighter but in reality he’s just a big softie.