STACEY Giggs has blasted ex Max George as “fame hungry” and “obsessed” with life in the spotlight after accusing him of cheating with Strictly co-star Maisie Smith.
Yet she hasn’t pulled any punches when addressing his conduct as she exclusively told The Sun of her belief that hunk Max, 33, had been cheating on her with Maisie, 21, during their time together.
“I think Max has become obsessed with fame.”
Stacey added to the friend: “I confronted him millions of times about his closeness to her. But he always denied it.
“I had a gut instinct they were more than just friends.
“I dumped him because I thought he might be cheating. We split for a few days but Max would always beg to stay.
“He was using my former marital home like a hotel – he would walk around like he owned the place taking selfies for his Instagram.
“He’s a two-bit pop star and a fame-hungry man-child.”
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We revealed how Stacey told a pal: “To see them dating publicly so quickly after I dumped him is like a dagger to the heart.”
Stacey began dating Max in January 2019.
The following April their relationship became public and he moved into her £3.5million Manchester home.
Max, previously engaged to Michelle Keegan, said at the time: “I’ve never felt so strongly about anyone before.”
In March this year he and Stacey split after she became suspicious that Max had become close to Maisie during the Strictly tour, which began in January.
She took him back after a few days, with him insisting there was no romance. They remained together despite fresh rumours, but on July 25 Stacey kicked Max out again after becoming convinced he had indeed cheated on her.
On July 27 they met for dinner to talk and she said that they ended up in bed.
Stacey believes that on July 28 —Max flew to Portugal, where he met up with Maisie and two other friends from the tour.
A British tourist, who saw them in Albufeira holding hands and kissing, told The Sun: “We got chatting and they said they were dating but that we mustn’t tell anyone.”
Stacey told the pal: “Eventually I had enough of his lies and constant need for attention and kicked him out of the house. But he seems to have gone straight off to Maisie.”
Last week Max and Maisie were seen kissing and cuddling in the pool at a five-star resort in Crete.
Max is believed to insist his relationship with Maisie began only after his split from Stacey.
Max was approached for comment about Stacey’s claims.