He’s remained notoriously tight-lipped on the women in his life, ever since his high profile split from Victoria actress Jenna Coleman.
But Richard Madden, 31, let slip on his latest romance this week, when he was pictured locking lips with Nocturnal Animals actress Ellie Bamber, 20.
The Game Of Thrones hunk, who previously played Cinderella’s knight in shining armour, wrapped hands around the redhead’s waist as they stole a smooch during a getaway in Ibiza on Wednesday.
Ellie looked utterly irresistible in her strappy black bikini, with her hair wet from a dip in the water.
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Her porcelain skin served as a stark-contrast to sunburnt Richard, who has been lapping up the Ibiza weather on a jaunt for Jonas Blue’s birthday.
The couple are also joined Our Girl actor Luke Pasqualino and The Saturdays singer Vanessa White.
Yet Ellie and Richard only had eyes for each other, hinting at a romance that has gone in secret before the trip.
Representatives for Ellie Bamber
In December 2016, it was rumoured that Richard was dating model-turned-actress Suki Waterhouse.
Though Suki famously shared the screen with Ellie in the 2016 Pride And Prejudice And Zombies.
Notably, Lily James was the lead actress in the parody film and went on to star alongside Richard in the live action remake of Cinderella, when she played the titular character and he played Prince Charming.
Lily is also famously dating Doctor Who actor Matt Smith, the good friend of Richard’s ex-girlfriend Jenna Coleman.
Jenna, formerly best known as Clara Oswald the Time Lord’s companion, and Richard split in early 2015, following a four-year on-off romance.
At the time, a friend confirmed: ‘They will always be friends and have been through a lot together.
‘When they first dated they were both jobbing actors, now they are global stars.’
Though they became big names in acting, they had always been a notoriously private couple.
Little was known about their bond until Richard gave the game away in 2012 and hinted that they had been together since Jenna landed a job on the seventh series of Doctor Who.
The actor let slip at the time that as a huge fan of the show he was perhaps more excited about her big TV break than she was.
Speaking to Vulture magazine about his appreciation for Jenna’s work in late March, Richard gushed: ‘I mean, I’ve watched Doctor Who since I was a kid. I loved it, and I still love it. I can geek out about it, like when I go to set and see the TARDIS.
He confessed: ‘I was selfie-ing the s**t out of [the set], and sending it to my dad! “Look, it’s me in the TARDIS!” I thought it was the coolest thing ever.’
Jenna has gone on to star in ITV drama Victoria and even find love with her co-star Tom Hughes, who plays her beloved husband in the film.
Richard has reached tremendous heights with his role as Robb Stark in the global franchise Game Of Thrones, while Ellie’s star continues to rise.
Pride, Prejudice And Zombies did not have the cinematic glory it was anticipated to have, though Ellie’s big break came in Nocturnal Animals.
She played the daughter of lookalike actress Isla Fisher in the Golden Globe-winning thriller, which was directed by Tom Ford.
If Ellie and Richard’s steamy clinch wasn’t enough to signal romance, pictures from their fellow party-goers appeared to confirm that they were spending a lot of time together abroad.
Ellie Bamber’s Bikini
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