FOOTBALL ace Jarrod Bowen was spotted leaving Dani Dyer’s home after staying overnight — and The Sun on Sunday can reveal the pair are dating.
Love Island star Dani, 25, struck up a friendship with £18million West Ham winger Jarrod earlier this year.
They have grown increasingly close in recent weeks and have spent more time together.
The match-up is understood to have the support of Dani’s EastEnders dad Danny — a life-long Hammers fan — as well as mum Jo Mas.
Jarrod, 24, was snapped leaving Dani’s Essex home last week clutching his wash bag and wearing a Lanvin hoodie. He was then seen driving off in his Mercedes.
Dani, wearing fitness gear, left the house shortly afterwards.
‘LEAVING HER HEARTBREAK BEHIND’
Her jealous ex — father to her son Santiago — was jailed for a £34,000 fraud in July.
A source close to Dani said: “She has been to hell and back in the last year, and Jarrod has been a real support for her in recent weeks.
“They started spending time together as just friends, but as time as gone on they have grown closer and seem to be getting on really well.
“Jarrod is really into his fitness and Dani has been getting into her workouts lately, so they have bonded over that as well as other interests.
“It is a very new relationship, but it’s lovely to see Dani beginning to move on and leaving all the heartache she’s suffered behind her.
“Dani’s parents Danny and Jo like Jarrod too, which is always really important for her.
“All they both want is to see her happy again. But the fact that Jarrod plays for Danny’s beloved Hammers is always going to be a bonus for him.”
We revealed last month that Dani had been left “furious, afraid and violated” after it emerged jailed ex Sammy Kimmence was stalking her.
Conman Kimmence, 25, asked friends to “keep an eye on” Dani while he was serving his 3½ year sentence.
His twisted plot was exposed when he flew into a jealous rage after his pals told him they had seen Jarrod visiting her.
The source added: “After everything that Dani has been through, this feels like a fresh start for her.
“And her friends and family couldn’t be happier to see her with Jarrod.”
Dani has been to hell and back in the last year, and Jarrod has been a real support for her.
Jarrod joined West Ham from Hull City in 2020 on a reported £60,000-a-week salary and has proved a runaway success at the club.
Danny — Mick Carter in the BBC soap — has been a Hammers supporter since first visiting their old Upton Park ground as a youngster.
After his team, now playing at The London Stadium, made it into the top four in the same week as Dani gave birth, Danny joked that becoming a grandad was the “second best thing to happen this week”.
Following the 3-2 win over Crystal Palace, he wrote on Instagram: “I think I can safely say that having my first beautiful grandson was the second best thing to happen to me this week.
“Come on you f***ing Irons.”