Tina O’Brien has shared another cryptic post about ‘not offering an explanation’ as fans suspect she is ‘fuming’ over ex Ryan Thomas’ baby announcement.
The Coronation Street actress prompted wild speculation with a cryptic post about ‘not trusting what you see on social media’ on Tuesday, after Ryan announced that his girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh was expecting their first child together.
The soap star, 36, took to Instagram to share the now-deleted message which led several fans to claim she is taking a swipe at her ex Ryan, 35.
Hitting back: Coronation Street star Tina O’ Brien has shared another cryptic post about ‘not offering an explanation’ after fans claimed she made a dig at ex Ryan Thomas
It came after Ryan took to Instagram on Sunday to share a clip of the moment Tina’s daughter Scarlett, 10, learned she was going to be a big sister, after revealing that fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh, 28, was pregnant.
Tina has since shared another post which read: ‘Don’t waste your time with explanations. People will hear what they want to hear’, following the speculation from fans that she was making a dig at her ex.
Her followers suggested that she was unhappy with their social media announcement, with one speculating: ‘Why take post down and put another up! U seem more bothered about Lucy being pregnant I think!’
Assuming that Tina was infuriated by Ryan and Lucy sharing a video of the moment Scarlett found out, one person said: ‘Her daughter was confronted by massive news not just in public but filmed and put on social media for the world to watch! Until you are in her shoes you shouldn’t judge.’
Cryptic: Tina has since shared another post which read: ‘Don’t waste your time with explanations. People will hear what they want to hear’, following the speculation from fans that she was making a dig at her ex
Growing family: It comes after Ryan took to social media to post a video of the moment Scarlett discovered that he and fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh were expecting their first child
Many of her fans also noted in the comments section that she has deleted her original post, with one writing: ‘Funny how you deleted your last post though’.
Another said: ‘Last quote been deleted? gotta get over it love!’
However one fan jumped to her defence and said: ‘Just because she puts up a quote does not mean it’s directly correlated to her ex! She is happily married and I’m sure she’s doing just fine.
‘If I were her I wouldn’t have deleted the last post as it makes her look like it was posted in a negative way. I’m sure it’s not even related and that she’s a good relationship with her and ex and his partner.’
Strange: The soap star took to social media to share a message about ‘not trusting what you see on social media,’ which many claims was relating to Ryan’s recent baby news
In the original text post, Tina wrote: ‘Don’t always trust what you see on social media. Even salt looks like sugar.’
The post sparked a barrage of comments from fans, who were quick to speculate at the time that it must be a dig at Ryan for sharing the moment Scarlett discovered his and Lucy’s baby news.
One wrote: ‘I think out of respect to all Scarlett should have been told in private, not splashed all over social media.’
Another added: ‘I personally thought that that Scarlett should have been told without the filming phones in her face and without the Instagram audience. It’s an emotional special moment.’
Strange: The post sparked comments from fans that Tina was making a dig at her ex Ryan for publicly sharing the moment their daughter learned she was going to be a big sister
Bizarre: Tina’s current and former Corrie co-stars also shared their own responses to the cryptic post, but these have since been deleted
Several of Tina’s current and former co-stars Samia Longchambon and Nikki Sanderson, also commented on the post, but both of these have since been deleted.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Tina O’ Brien, Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh for comment.
Ryan took to social media over the weekend to share the heart-warming moment that he and Lucy told Scarlett that they were expecting their first child.
Ryan – who shares his daughter with ex-girlfriend Tina – and ex-TOWIE personality Lucy, 28, were in great spirits as they posed for snaps in the garden with their family, before presenting her with the cute surprise.
Close: Tina co-parents her daughter Scarlett with ex Ryan. The couple split in 2009 after six years together
Scarlett appeared excited as she was gifted with a box, rushing to discover the secret by opening the object.
When a sparkling balloon which read: ‘Your going to be a big sister! [sic]’ popped up into the air, the soap actor’s daughter covered her face with her hands before bursting into tears.
Fitness guru Lucy embraced her step-daughter as she enthused: ‘These are happy tears!’
In good company: The Corrie star and the former TOWIE personality posed for snaps in the garden with their family, before presenting his mini-me with the surprise
Eager: Scarlett appeared excited as she was gifted with an box, rushing to discover the secret by opening the object
Happy tears: When a balloon which read: ‘Your going to be a big sister! [sic]’ popped up into the air, the soap actor’s daughter covered her face with her hands before bursting into tears
Family first: The sweet family were joined by Ryan’s mother Gail Waring, as well as his twin brothers Adam and Scott, 31
The sweet family were joined by Ryan’s mother Gail Waring, as well as his twin brothers Adam and Scott, 31.
Over the weekend, Lucy took to Instagram on the evening of her 28th birthday to announce that she is expecting her first child with her fiancé, and debuted her blossoming baby bump in a figure-hugging red dress.
Ryan gifted Lucy a baby grow, which they held up for the snap as they revealed that they are set to welcome their first baby together, two months after he proposed during a romantic trip to Italy, following two years of dating.
Congratulations! Over the weekend, Lucy took to Instagram on the evening of her 28th birthday to announce that she is expecting her first child with her fiancé
In the adorable photograph of the couple, the glowing mother-to-be cradled her baby bump as she gazed adoringly at the babygro.
Alongside the heartwarming shot, the reality star wrote: Best birthday present ‘I’ve ever had. Love you @ryanthomas84,’ with a baby emoji and a heart emoji included in the caption.
Ryan also raises daughter Scarlett with former Corrie co-star Tina who he was in a relationship with for six years before splitting in 2009.
Cute couple: The couple revealed their exciting baby news just two months after Ryan proposed during a romantic trip to Italy, following two years of dating
Throwback: The couple met on Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls in early 2017 and confirmed their romance in July after months of speculation (Pictured on the show in 2017)
Upon Lucy announcing her pregnancy on Instagram, a host of stars took to the comments section of her cute post to share congratulatory messages.
Her former TOWIE co-star Lydia Bright, who recently announced her own pregnancy, delighted as she wrote: ‘Wohooooooooo, we can finally scream it from the roof tops. Can’t wait for our babies to be best friends.’
Chloe Lewis, who is also expecting her first child, added: ‘Such amazing news! Baby Mumma Club @lydiabright @lucymeck1 can’t wait!!!
Ryan’s soap star brother Adam pretended to be surprised by the news as he wrote: ‘What!!!!!!! Is this a wind up!!!!? I can’t believe it !!!! Am gonna be an uncle !!!! So happy man congrats guys !! X’
Feeling the love: Upon making the announcement a host of stars took to the comments section of Lucy’s post to share congratulatory messages
Joker: Ryan’s soap star brother Adam Thomas, 31, pretended to be surprised by the news
Made In Chelsea star Lucy Watson was quick off the mark, writing: ‘Congratulations!! so excited for you.’
Courtney Green, who joined TOWIE years after Lucy’s departure, added: ‘Congratulations !!!! Lots of love x.’
Ryan’s former Corrie co-star Brooke Vincent wrote: ‘So exciting,’
Made In Chelsea star Binky Felstead commented: ‘OMG WOOP WOOP!!!!!! BEST NEWS !!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAY.’
Stars sending messages: A host of celebrities sent the couple their best wishes
TOWIE’s Georgia Kousoulou was clearly surprised by the news, adding: ‘OMG congratulations.’ ‘
Soon after, Lucy responded with a series of laughing faces.
Love Island star Amber Davies commented: ‘Congratulations you two,’ with heart emojis as presenter Lisa Snowden added: ‘Super cute! So happy for you both. Congratulations guys!’
Happy: Lucy and Ryan are no doubt still on cloud nine as they prepare to welcome a baby together after their lavish, star-filled engagement party at the end of last month