Alexandra Burke CONFIRMS romance with footballer Darren Randolph

Alexandra Burke CONFIRMS romance with West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph… eight months after split from footballer ex Angus MacDonald

  • The X Factor star, 32, was previously in a relationship with ex-fiancé Josh Ginnelly for three years before parting ways in June 2019
  • Alexandra then split from footballer Angus MacDonald, 28, in October 2020, after 15-months of dating 
  • It was reported in May 2021 that she had enjoyed a series of dates with Darren Randolph, 34, despite being reluctant to date another footballer

She split from footballer Angus MacDonald in October 2020, after 15-months of dating. 

And now Alexandra Burke, 32, has confirmed her new romance with West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph, 34, as he took to Instagram to share a loved-up selfie of them together during a date night, on Sunday.

The X Factor star and the Irish sportsman enjoyed dinner at high-end Japanese restaurant Roka, in London and posed for a photograph while making their way there in the backseat of a chauffeur driven car.   

New couple! Alexandra Burke, 32, has confirmed her new romance with West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph, 34, as he took to Instagram on Sunday, to share a loved-up selfie

The cute couple’s snap saw the pair cosied up together, with Alexandra’s hand resting on her beau’s knee.

Darren posted the photograph, with the caption: ‘London date night’ and proudly tagged his girlfriend. She in turn commented with a heart-eyes emoji and a love heart. 

The new couple also shared shots of their dinner date, tagging and se-sharing much of each other’s Instagram Story uploads. 

Just last month it was reported that Alexandra had enjoyed a series of dates with Darren, despite being reluctant to date another footballer.  

Date night: The new couple also shared shots of their dinner date, tagging and se-sharing much of each other’s Instagram Story uploads


Yum: Alexandra and Darren dined on a selection of dishes from the high-end London eatery

The singer was said to be taking things ‘incredibly slowly’ with the Republic Of Ireland goalie, with their reported romance ‘going really well’ after meeting in April.   

Alexandra was believed to be helping the footballer decorate his mansion and even hired a chef to celebrate his 34th birthday in May.

A source told The Sun at the time: ‘It’s early days and Alexandra has deliberately taken things incredibly slowly. 

‘They’ve had a series of dates but not been able to meet up as much as they would have wanted due to her hectic work schedule and the Covid restrictions.

‘Alexandra was extremely reluctant to date another footballer but Darren is the sweetest, most down-to-earth guy — and incredibly charming. He wore her down!’

New romance! Just last month it was reported that Alexandra had enjoyed a series of dates with Darren, despite being reluctant to date another footballer

‘Taking things slow’: Alexandra was said to be taking things ‘incredibly slowly’ with the Republic Of Ireland goalie Darren, after meeting in April (pictured 2019) 

The source added that due to their hectic schedules – Alexandra is currently rehearsing for the West End’s upcoming run of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – they are ‘super-happy’ seeing each other when they can.

The Sun also claimed that Alexandra posted a picture of Darren, who used to date The Saturdays star Rochelle before she married Marvin Humes in 2012, on her Instagram Story, back in May.

MailOnline contacted both Alexandra and Darren’s representatives for comment at the time.

Besotted: Darren tends to keep his Instagram profile for photographs of his work achievements, with just a few snaps of his family uploaded to his page

It comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed that the singer had split from her footballer boyfriend Angus MacDonald, 28, in October after 15 months of dating. 

At the time, the popstar deleted all trace of the footballer from Instagram, including pictures of the pair enjoying birthdays and holidays together.

An insider confirmed to MailOnline that Alexandra and Angus had ‘amicably split’ and ‘remain good friends’ despite having gone their separate ways.   

A source added: ‘Alexandra and Angus both have busy careers and it’s been hard to see each other during lockdown.

‘It felt like the best decision for them to cut ties and for Alexandra that involved removing any pictures of them together from her Instagram.’

Split: The singer split from her footballer ex Angus MacDonald in October after 15 months of dating (pictured together in 2019) 

Alexandra went official with Angus in July 2019 in a now-deleted black and white post that was taken during a romantic meal.

The X Factor winner dated the sportsman following the breakdown of her engagement to Josh Ginnelly, who she split from just weeks earlier. 

Alexandra supported Angus throughout his bowel cancer diagnosis; after he was confirmed to have the disease in August 2019.

After undergoing surgery to remove his entire bowel, and have his stoma reversed, Angus was given the all clear in Christmas 2019 and returned to football training in January 2020. 

Ex: It comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed that the singer had split from her footballer boyfriend Angus in October after 15 months of dating (pictured in happier times) 

In an interview from April 2020, Angus credited Alexandra for helping him to cope after he had just discovered the news. 

He said: ‘The first person I told was one of my best friends. It was a very emotional phone call – I don’t think I’ve ever cried to my friends before. I couldn’t get my words out. 

‘I had the weekend with Alex and she knew something wasn’t right. On the Saturday night, I broke down and told her the news.

‘I would rather have just dealt with it alone and I didn’t want to upset anyone but she was reassuring. I don’t know what I would have done without her support.’

Former flame: Alexandra was in a relationship with ex-fiancé Josh Ginnelly for three years before they split (pictured in 2017)

Alexandra was previously in a relationship with ex-fiancé Josh for three years before they split in June 2019.  

The former Strictly star confirmed she and Josh were engaged in 2018 when she shared a photo of her diamond ring to Instagram alongside the words: ‘I said yes!’ 

Alexandra won The X Factor in 2008 after performing with Beyoncé in the final, and went on to achieve three UK No 1 singles. 

Having also found success in musical theatre, she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 and came second.  

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