Denise Van Outen was in the party mood as she enjoyed a drink by the pool with friends during her pre Christmas break to Marbella on Saturday.
The actress, 49, jetted over for the Global Gift Foundation’s gala in the wake of her split from Jimmy Barba and made the most of her trip as she soaked up the sun.
Denise showed off her curvaceous figure in a £450 Burberry swimsuit as she relaxed with friends in the sunshine.
The Celebrity Gogglebox star shaded her eyes from the sun with sunglasses and sported a bronzed tan, having spent a few days in Marbella.
Denise looked like she was having a blast as she drank wine, danced with friends and posed for a number of photos.
Denise Van Outen was in the party mood as she enjoyed a drink by the pool with friends during her pre Christmas trip to Marbella on Saturday
The actress, 49, jetted over for the Global Gift Foundation’s gala in the wake of her split from Jimmy Barba and made the most of her trip as she soaked up the sun
Denise showed off her curvaceous figure in a £450 Burberry swimsuit as she relaxed with friends in the sunshine
Denise joined friends as they danced around for the camera and earlier kept herself shaded in a black beach cover-up.
The group looked like they were having a blast as they relaxed with alcoholic beverages.
The actress showed no signs of a hangover having partied into the early hours at the gala.
Denise wowed in a strapless velvet dress at the Global Gift Foundation’s gala event, where she was joined by Danish actress and model Brigitte Nielsen, 60.
Her getaway comes after she split from boyfriend Jimmy, 49, following a whirlwind 18 month romance.
Denise told The Sun: ‘We have decided to part ways but we remain great friends and our families and children are still in touch.’
After an amicable split, Denise and Jimmy still follow each other on social media and have kept loved-up snaps together on their profiles.
Denise found love again with Jimmy in July 2022 following a devastating split from Eddie Boxshall.
Her getaway comes after she split from boyfriend Jimmy Barba, 49, following a whirlwind 18 month romance
Denise danced with friends and posed for a number of photos
Denise sported a bronzed tan having spent a few days in Marbella
The West End showed off her natural beauty by going make-up free
The Burberry swimsuit was in the brand’s signature tartan print and featured a low back design
Denise showed off her ample cleavage in the figure-hugging swimsuit
Denise looked like she was having a blast as she enjoyed a glass of wine
The friends also hit the beach and took photos
The actress posed for a photo
She met Jimmy through All Saints singer Shaznay Lewis, at the Grand Prix Ball and the pair enjoyed their first holiday together after jetting to Marbella.
Just a couple of months ago, Denise spoke about her ‘good relationship’ with Jimmy and told how she didn’t feel the need to vet her new man as she knew those closest to her would never set her up with someone she could not trust.
She told The Sun: ‘I am in a really good relationship now. Jimmy is lovely!’
Denise added of the friends that set them up: ‘I was introduced to him via my friends who I have known for the best part of my life.
‘I didn’t think I needed to get him vetted. I knew they were never going to set me up with someone who I couldn’t trust. I knew they wouldn’t do that to me and he knows too many people.’
Blue star Duncan James and Gary Barlow were among her famous pals who gave him the seal of approval as he used to work with Jimmy from his pro dancing days.
The group are staying at a luxurious hotel in Marbella
Denise sat on a sun lounger and topped up her already bronzed tan
Denise and a pal made the most of the festive break and captured photos on their phones
Denise enjoyed wine and a fizzy beverage as she whittled away the hours in the sunshine
The group looked like they were having a blast as they relaxed with alcoholic beverages
Denise joined friends as they danced around for the camera and kept herself shaded in a black beach cover-up
The television favourite appeared deep in conversation as she fuelled up on caffeine
The actress showed no signs of a hangover having partied into the early hours at the gala
The group laughed as they chatted in the sunshine
Denise appeared in high spirits as she embraced her newly-single status
Denise put on a busty display in a plunging festive dress at the Christmas event in Marbella on Friday
Back in 2010, Jimmy became a household name in Italy after starring in the eleventh series of Big Brother (Grande Fratello) where he finished in fourth place.
While he may not have won the series and bagged the €300,000 grand prize, he kept audiences entertained during his stint by striking up romances with two of his fellow housemates, Rosa Baiano and Margherita Zanatta.
What followed was a short-lived pop career, with Jimmy releasing three singles between 2012 and 2013 – although they failed to light up the charts.
More recently, Jimmy – who described his career as being a dancer and farmer when he appeared on Grande Fratello – has shunned the world of showbiz to become a property developer.
However, the British-Italian star did reveal that he still has an interest in celebrity culture when he struck up a conversation with the likes of singer Cheryl and Sky Sports’ Laura Woods.