When ex starts dating again

Happier times: Despite their less than amicable split, Paul fondly remembers the good times in the romance - admitting they were 'passionate' and would 'steal kisses and cuddles in the dressing rooms'She said: 'I got about £600,000 from S Club 7 over four years. I didn't realise how lucky I was then to be able to buy the house outright.

'She's been spending loads of time with him while he's injured and now they've decided the time is right to let everyone know they're together.'Defoe is currently out of the game while he recovers from a calf injury, giving him plenty of time to work on his burgeoning romance with Houghton.

News of their romance is said to have upset Defoe's ex-girlfriend and rival glamour model Danielle Lloyd.

Former S Club 7 singer Paul Cattermole has hit back at ex-bandmate and ex-girlfriend Hannah Spearritt, after she slammed him on Twitter.

Taking to the micro-blogging site himself on Tuesday evening, Paul, 40, posted a slew of angry tweets before deleting them swiftly afterwards.

Well, that's great, but you really need an actor boyfriend."'She was much more impressionable then than she is now so I reckon if an agent told her to ditch me then she might have listened,' he admitted.

Despite their less than amicable split, Paul fondly remembers the good times in the romance - admitting they were 'passionate' and would 'steal kisses and cuddles in the dressing rooms.' S Club 7 were a huge success with a series of top ten singles, including Bring It All Back, Reach and Never Had A Dream Come True.

Lloyd, another alumni from Celebrity Big Brother, dated Defoe for two months in early 2008 after he ended his engagement to Charlotte Mears - a sometime party companion of Houghton.

At the beginning of his career, Defoe was also romantically linked to David Beckham's sister Joanne, who still remains friends with the sportsman.

Or a caterpillar that been crystallised and then fly.' [sic] Paul had started the tiff when he spoke out about his and Hannah's five-year romance, which began during the height of their S Club 7 fame in 2001.

Her angry tweet came just days after Paul opened up about the demise of their relationship in 2006 - blaming it on her bid for Hollywood fame, which left him wondering if she was the 'same person'Speaking of Hannah, who went on to pursue a high-profile romance with Andrew-Lee Potter shortly after their relationship ended, the former singer told The Sun: 'I very much felt she thought she needed to ­prioritise her career.'Hannah was only 12 and Paul was 17 when they met for the first time in 1994 and entered into a relationship seven years later, which lasted for five years.

New love: Chantelle Houghton, pictured in Essex last week, is dating Portsmouth striker Jermain Defoe Despite regularly frequenting the same clubs, including Chinawhite and Embassy in London and Faces in Gants Hill, Essex, the pair only met each other recently after being introduced by a mutual friend.

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