Ruth Hicks, 26, was DUMPED by her fiance after he saw pictures of her flirting with Niall Horan in Marbella, reports THE SUN. bumped into teen heartthrob Niall during a hen party in Marbella last week. Since then, she has been kicked out of her home, abandoned by her friends and become a hate figure online, even receiving death theats from jealous One Direction fans.
Ruth insists there was no romance after she brushed off his advances: ‘We only spent about 15 minutes in each other’s company, and we didn’t kiss. Niall seemed like a sweet boy and I think he fancied his chances with me. He was very flirty. But I told him I was engaged and he moved on. He’s not my type anyway, he’s too YOUNG, too PUNY and too SHORT. And I am very much in love with my fiancé.’
When she landed back in the UK on Monday, Ruth’s fiancé texted her to say: ‘Pack your things, it’s over.’ Furious Joe Adkins, 32, kicked her out of the home they’d shared for four years in Portsmouth, Hampshire, confiscated her engagement ring and now refuses to see her in person. Now Ruth is desperately trying to convince car salesman Joe that her poolside chat with Niall was completely innocent.
‘That picture is totally misleading, but it has turned my life upside-down. Joe has been bombarded by friends and family telling him he’s well shot of me. He’s a very private man, and feels like I have humiliated him in front of the whole world. But I love him more than anything, and would do anything to get him back. It’s all just a giant misunderstanding, but he won’t even see me face-to-face so I can explain. I have received some really nasty messages on Facebook and Twitter from people I thought were friends. They have seen the picture and jumped to their own conclusions. And that’s not to mention the One Direction fans who’ve made me a hate figure, sending me death threats and marking tweets ‘#tanlinechick’.
It has been absolutely horrific, and all over something so stupid. It may look suspicious. But in reality, we were surrounded by people. I was with a hen party of 20 women. They were the ones who insisted we approach Niall so they could get pictures for their kids. He was there with his dad and a handful of friends. We all posed up with them together for a photo. I could tell he was looking at me quite a bit, trying to get my attention. But I ignored it. I mean, he’s only a child, and I’m not into the whole cougar thing.
A bit later, a few of the girls were dancing on the beds, and Niall joined us. He asked if we were having a good time, and we said yes. There was no sexy or intimate dancing, it was pure cheese. We wound him up by calling him Harry Styles. He seemed to find it quite funny. Then I went to the pool, and Niall followed me. We exchanged a few words. He asked if he could try on my sunglasses, but I said he couldn’t. He also asked if I had a boyfriend, and I told him I was engaged.
His dad was standing with him the whole time. In fact, you can see his dad in the background of the picture, talking to my friend Fran. You could probably count the number of words we exchanged on the fingers of one hand, and at no time did he try to kiss or touch me. The Ocean Club is like a massive pool party. It was really hectic, there were bongo bands playing, it was really loud. You couldn’t have a proper conversation if you tried.
When we found out my picture was on The Sun website, we thought it was hilarious. It wasn’t until we got on the coach home from Gatwick that I received a text from Joe telling me I had humiliated him. I was in pieces after that. I broke down in tears and all the girls were trying to console me. It has completely ruined my life. This may sound dramatic, but I have lost my fiancé, my home and many friends over this. I have asked myself if I should feel guilty about being photographed next to Niall.
But the fact is, I was on a hen holiday. We were there to drink, chat, party and celebrate. I don’t think I have anything to feel ashamed about. I have always been 100 per cent faithful to Joe. It can lead to problems for the people pictured.’ Joe said: ‘Seeing my fiancée with that boy was so hurtful.’