David Walliams celebrated his close friend and old flame Keeley Hazell’s 35th birthday with a sweet Instagram post on Sunday.
The 50-year-old comedian shared a snap of the two cuddling in a swimming pool as he praised the model, who he was romantically linked to more than a decade ago.
In the snap, busty Keeley – whose model resume includes men’s magazines Nuts, FHM and Zoo Weekly – wrapped her arm around Britain’s Got Talent judge as she soaked up the sun in a nude bikini.
The model and actress shielded her eyes behind oversized sunglasses while her blonde tresses fell to her shoulders.
David also wore sunglasses as he beamed at the camera, his dark hair slicked back.
He captioned the snap: “Happy Birthday Beautiful @keeleyhazell.”
Walliams previously referenced Hazell’s 34th birthday in 2021 when he shared a photo of himself adjusting her hair.
Captioning the photo, he joked: “Congratulations to @keeleyhazell for winning a contest to meet me.”
The pair are said to have remained close after a brief romance before Walliams’ marriage to model Lara Stone in 2010, reportedly offering her the use of his home as she pursued an acting career.
“He has a big empty house and was grateful for the company so it suited both parties,” a source told The Mirror in 2020.
His latest post comes after Keeley’s brief romance with actor Jason Sudeikis reportedly fizzled out, according to E! News.
Keeley and Ted Lasso actor Jason were first linked in February last year after he split from his wife Olivia Wilde, who is now in a relationship with Harry Styles.
Though insiders claimed at the time their relationship was “never anything serious,” the former flames appear to have gone their separate ways for good.
In July 2020, it was reported that David had moved former Page 3 girl Keeley to his London home for nine months after her return from the US.
Though they reportedly share a “special chemistry,” it was previously claimed that David and Keeley are just close friends and share a long-standing friendship.
A source previously told The Sun: “David and Keeley go way back and have stayed in touch since she was trying to break into the US as an actor.
“He has a big empty house and was grateful for the company, so it suited both sides. During her glamor model days, David was known as an avid admirer, but now sees her very much as a close friend.
Keeley also used David’s block as a base when she renovated her new London home. She moved out just before lockdown.
David’s best-known relationship to date was with Dutch model Lara Stone, with whom he shares nine-year-old son Alfred. The former couple married in May 2010 after just a year of dating and separated in October 2015.
He recently explained why he wants to keep his young son out of the spotlight and wants his son to be able to grow up like other kids.
In conversation with HELLO! Magazine, David said: “I knew what I was getting myself into, that’s what I signed up for. Doing a TV show, being in the spotlight is inevitable and when you’re a kid it must be pretty hard.”
David explained: “You don’t know what they want to do with their lives. They may choose to do something very private, in which case there doesn’t seem to be any benefit to being in the spotlight.”
It comes after he enjoyed a steamy date night in Australia with Ugandan-Australian actress Suzan Mutesi just three days after a chance meeting.
The Little Britain star took Suzan, 36, to see Baz Lurhmann’s Elvis at the Hoyts cinemas in Sydney’s Moore Park.