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Gogglebox: Isabelle Silbery finds love during Coronavirus isolation

After a heartbreaking break-up over Christmas, the Goggleboxer has revealed she has found new love.

Isabelle Silbery pulled on our heartstrings when she shared how she was dumped just before Christmas, revealing that '2020 hasn't exactly started as she anticipated.'

However, the Gogglebox favourite has just announced that her life is looking a little bit brighter, as she has found a new love - and it's had to get serious very quickly due to self-isolation!

Posting on her Instagram page, the single mum shared a happy photo of her with new boyfriend, Alex, captioning the image as, "My COVID-buddy and I," further revealing intimate details her new relationship.

"Dating in the time of coronavirus is proving tricky," she says. "It’s been a weird, but fascinating time, which is forcing us all to find new creative ways to connect with each other! 

"I’ve been conducting a little social experiment with Alex, a guy I’ve only just started seeing & we are now on day eight of self-isolation...together!"



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The Goggleboxer further revealed to KidSpot how she found love again saying, "Alex came into my life a few years ago but the stars only aligned recently.

"Importantly, he came highly recommended by a mutual friend and we had been hanging out, playing pool, enjoying yummy dinners out and about.

"Things were slowly progressing, after having a traumatic break-up and nursing a broken heart, it felt good to start laughing again, and having fun.

"Alex and I started out by finding common ground: comparing break-up stories over wine, and talking about how we managed to put ourselves back together again.

"Soon we discovered a shared love of food and wine, travel and trash TV, but also a fascination with human behaviour."

Isabelle reveals that they had been on just five dates before the Coronavirus isolation hit, giving the pair a decision to make.

"Alex and I realised we had two options: we could either pause things and take it online, or take a more MAFS approach, dive head-first and quarantine together!

"We weighed it up, talked to friends and family and then decided to take the plunge. He packed a bag, two rolls of toilet paper (I was running out!) along with a bath towel, laptop and some wine, and set out on what has proven to be an interesting experiment: bunkering down at mine!

"Being in such close proximity to one another sure is a test of getting to know each other, fast. 

"There’s always a laugh and a cuddle at the end of the day, which is a nice feeling. It’s lovely to have the sense that someone is there, that we’re holding space for each other day every day during this time of uncertainty."

We're delighted for Isabelle and wish her all the happiness she deserves through this troublesome time. 

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