It's Wanted! Max George 'pleading with Michelle Keegan to give her 10k engagement ring back'
00:23 GMT, 2 November 2012
They split up several months ago but it seems there's still some unfinished business between Max George and Michelle Keegan.
The Wanted star has asked the Coronation Street actress to give back the 10,000 engagement ring he bought her at the height of their relationship.
It's been four months since they called off their engagement and went their separate ways but Max is said to be eager to get his hands back on the expensive jewellery item and has even asked Michelle to hand it over.
Give it back: Max George has asked former fiancee Michelle Keegan to return her 10,000 engagement ring to him following their split earlier this year
Reports on Thursday morning suggested Keegan was refusing to give it back.
A source told the Mirror: 'He is desperate to get it back but is not getting anywhere. It's a bit rich considering all that's subsequently come out to suddenly start demanding it back. Perhaps he needs the money.'
But a source close to Keegan confirmed to the MailOnline that Max had asked for it back but stated that she is 'more than happy' to return the ring and has no intention of hanging on to it, pointing out that she's just not seen the pop star to give it to him.
Exes: Michelle is reportedly 'more than happy' to give the ring back but has not seen him for a long time to be able to do so
The ring in question: Michelle described the ring as 'gorgeous' when Max proposed to her last year and now has it in safe keeping
The source added that Michelle hasn't seen Max 'for a long time' and 'it's not the type of thing you can just post'.
Max hinted at his unhappiness over not having possession of the ring when he was interviewed by Bauer Radio's In:Demand show earlier this week.
The host had asked the 24-year-old singer what the most expensive thing he had ever bought was.
Wanted: Max hinted at the dispute earlier this week when he revealed the most expensive item he'd ever bought was 'a ring' which he'd 'not yet' received back
Back to making music: Max has since been concentrating on being back with his The Wanted bandmates, pictured here in London on Thursday
Boys' day out: Max joined his bandmates at BBC Radio 1 on Thursday as it's revealed he's hoping to get the ring back
He then replied: 'A ring,' and added glumly that he hadn't got it back yet.
A source for Max was contacted by the MailOnline for comment, while a representative for Keegan said she doesn't comment on her personal life.
Although Max did take to Twitter to deny the reports, writing: 'Ok… To clear up…. I never plead for anything. Today's stories like 99% of them.. Load of sh**e. Done. Night night everyone. Xx
'Oh one more… These 'close sources' … If you are.. You must know me so give me a call if u wanna tell me something I don't know. Thanks.x.'
He then cryptically added: 'I found you out in 48 hours!!!'
Michelle gushed over how 'gorgeous' the ring was when Max proposed last year, but they split up in April.
Promotional trail: Michelle and Max split up in April after initially getting engaged last year