Molly Rainford and Tyler West finally go public with their romance
Molly Rainford finally confirmed her romance with TV and radio presenter Tyler West on Thursday night when they attended a launch party for restaurant chain Gaucho in central London.
After months of speculation, the former Strictly Come Dancing contestants – seemingly tired of arriving at the same events ten feet apart – were holding hands as they entered the venue.
Tyler, 27, greeted spectators and put an arm around actress Mollie’s shoulders as he posed for photographers ahead of the event, where he was set to serve as DJ.
Molly, 22, looked typically stylish in a thigh-skimming black mini dress worn under a bleached gray denim shirt jacket.
She added to the look with a simple black handbag, while signature red mesh heels added a welcome splash of color to an otherwise understated ensemble.
Confirmed: Molly Rainford finally confirmed her romance with TV presenter Tyler West on Thursday night when they attended a launch party for restaurant chain Gaucho in central London
Inseparable: After months of speculation, the former Strictly Come Dancing contestants — seemingly tired of arriving at the same events twelve feet apart — were holding hands as they entered the venue
All mine: Greeting spectators, Tyler put an arm around actress Molly’s shoulders as posed for photographers ahead of the event, where he would serve as DJ
Meanwhile, Tyler looked relaxed in a black muscle top, jacket and matching pants, a look he paired with crisp white trainers.
Other guests in attendance included former Love Island star Megan Barton Hanson and Strictly Come Dancing professionals Nadiya Bychkova and Katya Jones – who arrived with good friend Aimee Fuller.
The Only Way Is Essex cast member Demi Jones – Megan’s on-off girlfriend – was also in attendance at the event, and her heavily tattooed back was on display thanks to the off-the-shoulder denim corset top she wore as she entered the venue.
Molly and Tyler finally seemed to confirm their romance in a recent TikTok video, in which they lip-synched to a scene from Friends while being openly physically affectionate with each other.
The pair both competed on Strictly Come Dancing last year – with Molly coming second and Tyler seventh.
In February, they were spotted holding hands walking hand in hand in Belfast, Ireland on the Strictly Come Dancing live tour.
In photos obtained by The Sun, the singer and radio host joined hands as they appeared to be enjoying some light-hearted conversation.
They are believed to have been partying with their co-stars earlier in the evening, who stayed out while the pair fell out early.
On the turntables: Molly supported Tyler as he provided the beats at Groucho’s central London opening on Thursday night
Crossing paths: Megan Barton Hanson (L) was also in attendance, as was her friend Demi Jones (R)
Fabulous: Megan looked typically glamorous in a thigh-skimming white prom dress
Party: Strictly Come Dancing professionals Katya Jones (L) and Nadiya Bychkova (R) posed for photos in the venue
In good company: Katya was once again joined by good friend Aimee Fuller for her last public appearance
Good times: Nadiya and Katya posed for photographers before moving in
Well inked: Demi’s heavily tattooed back was exposed thanks to the off-the-shoulder denim corset top she wore as she entered the venue
Tyler and Molly first sparked romance rumors in October after flirting “backstage” at the Pride Of Britain awards.
A source told The Sun: ‘Everyone on the show is talking about how flirtatious the pair are.
“They’re both young and single and they really hit it off, so it feels like romance is on the way.” They always seem to be smiling and laughing.’
Known on set for his banter, the initiate Tyler has impressed Molly with his sense of humor.
Say Cheese: Dr. Ranj Singh brushed aside his grievances with ITV as he chatted with Katya during the event
Old Friends: (L-R) Aimee Fuller, Katya Jones, James Jordan and Ola Jordan
Getting in the mood: Maria Tsiatsiani and Leandro Palou performed a dance as they celebrated the opening of Gaucho Covent Garden
Hard to miss: Molly turned heads in a thigh-skimming little black dress and red mesh heels
Mke way: Ola and James Jordan greeted spectators as they left the venue