Megan McKenna has shared her first image on social media since her ex-boyfriend Mike Thalassitis’ tragic death at the age of 26.
The former The Only Way Is Essex star took to Instagram to share a beautiful image of herself in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is working on her ever-successful country music career.
The starlet, 26, shared a snap in the studio surrounded by musical equipment and instruments, looking very much at home as she posed at the camera.
“Studio + Nashville = Where I belong,” she wrote to her 2.3 million followers – and she was met with an abundance of well-wishes from fans who welcomed her back to social media.
One fan wrote: “Hope your ok sweetheart singing your heart out will help you get everything out darling.”
“Welcome back, been waiting for a Megan post,” a second wrote, while a third added: “Been waiting 22 days and counting for her to post.”
[Megan McKenna / Instagram]
[Megan McKenna/Instagram ]
Days after Mike’s death, Megan released an emotional statement online.
She wrote: “Sorry I haven’t been on social media but I’m in complete shock and trying to come to terms with this. I can’t believe I’m even writing this post.
“My thoughts and prayers are with Mikes family. Rest in peace Mike x.”
Weeks before his tragic death, Megan broke down in tears on Celebs Go Dating when asked about the relationship, which ended last year.
The TV star revealed she was “in love” with Mike, saying: “I think my last relationship, I was kind of… I think I definitely fell in love.”
She then told the agents on the show that she didn’t want to discuss it any further.