Norcrossing the line: Natasha Giggs' blossoming relationship with Kirk Norcross has stalled marriage reunion attempts
When photos appeared of her stepping out holding Kirk Norcross' hand earlier this month it was feared she'd blown her reunion with husband Rhodri.
And now it appears their blossoming relationship has in fact halted any chance of a reconciliation.
The Celebrity Big Brother star has revealed a string of nights out with Kirk caused a blazing row with the father of her children just before they were set to take a family holiday together.
Getting close: Natasha Giggs' blossoming relationship with her CBB housemate Kirk Norcross has prevented her from reuniting
with estranged husband Rhodri
Natasha has so far refused to shed light on the nature of her relationship with the former The Only Way Is Essex star, who she befriended while they were both on CBB.
But she has been spending more and more time with him and pictures of them linking hands during a boozy night out a fortnight ago sparked speculation they are growing close.
Natasha, 29, was reportedly set to fly out to Egypt with Rhodri, as well as their children Louis, five, and Liam, 10.
Causing a row: Natasha has brushed off the claims on her Twitter page insisting she's bored of the speculation
But she ended up going minus her estranged husband after they allegedly started arguing about Kirk, who she's had three 'fun' nights out with since the reality show ended.
Rhodri, who asked for a divorce when it emerged Natasha had been having an eight-year affair with his footballer brother Ryan Giggs, has moved back in to the family house.
And although they're sharing separate beds it was thought the getaway would spark up their romance again.
But Natasha has now reportedly opened up about the amount of fun she has with the Essex club promoter.
Will they won't they Natasha and Rhodri appear to be working on their marriage, but she insists they are still separated
She tells the Daily Star: 'Kirk is a great laugh. We really hit it off on the show. Let’s just say we have a lot of fun together. We’re not boyfriend and girlfriend or anything like that.'
But Natasha was quick to take to her Twitter page to laugh off the speculation, revealing she's growing bored over the scrutiny into their relationship.
She wrote on Saturday morning: 'Natasha refused to comment' is key here! Enjoy your day… #Zzzz.'
And a pal of the TV star has insisted Kirk had nothing to do with her arguments with Rhodri.
The source says: 'Rhodri wanted to move things on faster than Natasha would have liked.
'He wants his wife back fully but Natasha’s not ready,' adding it had 'nothing to do with Kirk or the photos.'
But following her night out with fellow CBB stars Kirk, Frankie Cocozza, Nicola McLean and Gareth Thomas, Natasha was aware her flirty behaviour with Kirk wouldn't go unnoticed.
She tweeted at the time: 'Can only imagine the headlines after tonight’s pics…What a great night!!!!'
A representative for Natasha has denied there is any romance, telling the MailOnline: 'Natasha is great mates with Kirk and they have a similar sense of humour so get on really well.
'Natasha has never seen Kirk alone, only with mutual friends. Their friendship has nothing to do with with Natasha's mariage to Rhodri whatsoever. There is definitely no romance to report.'