'So happy with life at this moment!': EastEnders' Shona McGarty heads out with Jaqueline Jossa after split with Matt Laplinskas
Accompanied by some of her female EastEnders castmates, the newly single actress declared on Twitter that she was 'so happy with life at this moment!'
Shona denies that the close relationship between Matt and his dance partner Brianne Delcourt - who describes him as her 'little angel' - has anything to do with the end of their relationship.
Girls' night: Jacqueline, Shona McGarty and Hetti Bywater in a Twitter photo
'Little Angel': Brianne Delcourt claims she and dance partner Matt are just friends
The figure skater made the comment after The Sun reported that Matt had been dumped by his EastEnders girlfriend of nearly two years.
She said: 'Matt and I have become best friends …end of!!!!(sic)'
'He’s been my little angel throughout some tough times!' Brianne tweeted.
The Canadian 32-year old has also split from boyfriend Danny Young, who she met on the skating competition in 2010.
Swapping the East End for central London, the actress who plays Whitney Dean and Jacqueline Jossa (Lauren Branning) arrived at Cafe De Paris in Piccadilly.
Jacqueline led the glamour in a tight red dress while Shone opted for a white and black polka dot, strapless dress.
Khali Best (Dexter Hartman), David Witts (Joey Branning) and Hetti Bywater (Lucy Beale) were also in attendance.
Lady in red: EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa arrives at Cafe De Paris in London on Saturday night
Good friends: Jacqueline was joined by co-star David Witts, who plays her on-screen lover Joey Branning
While Jacqueline, 20, was in high spirits as she larked with paparazzi outside the club, for obvious reasons Shona kept a low-profile.
She only posted a photo to Twitter with her female co-stars, captioning it: 'Me n ma girls at Cafe de Paris!! Big night... So happy with life at the moment!!'
The following day, the actress tweeted a denial that jealousy over Matt's DOI partner Brianne had anything to do with it: 'The headlines are NOT true!! As if I'd let @BrianneTV do that!! X mwah! Much love!! ;).
'Thanx 4 support guys! Yes its true Matt and I have split but it has NOTHING 2 do with Brianne. Clear head and new beginnings! Mwah xx.'
Friendly colleagues: Jacqueline and David share a joke with EastEnders newcomer Khali Best
Over: Matt and Shona ended their relationship over weeks of rumoured arguing between the two
Just friends? Matt and Brianne held hands as they enter the bar in Elstree Studios after the show
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