Zara McDermott and Sam Thompson stepped out in Chelsea on Monday, after enjoying a celebratory lunch to mark Zara’s 24th birthday.
The pair appeared to try keeping a low-profile, leaving off any PDA and more concerned about sheltering from the drizzly weather.
They were seen inside The Goat pub enjoying a meal before stepping out, walking along the street and jumping in cab.
Celebrations: Zara McDermott and Sam Thompson stepped out in Chelsea on Monday, after enjoying a celebratory lunch to mark Zara’s 24th birthday
Heading home: The pair appeared to try keeping a low-profile, leaving off any PDA and more concerned about sheltering from the drizzly weather. They were seen inside The Goat pub enjoying a meal before stepping out, walking along the street and jumping in a cab
The couple got back together last months, as MailOnline revealed.
Sam then told us that his emotional breakup with Zara – which was documented on the E4 series Made In Chelsea – has ‘humanised’ him.
He also confessed to sympathising with his ex-girlfriend after learning from his own past and being ‘the person who’s made a mistake and come back stronger.’
Sam said: ‘I believe in forgiveness. I understand the context – and I think in any walk of life you can’t move forward unless you forgive.
‘Forgiveness allows you to heal. You can only heal when you forgive the other person and get over that.
‘I would definitely say no matter what you should always try to forgive and you’ll feel better in yourself – it’s f***ing easier said than done but you’ve got to strive for that.
‘The people I care about caring about me will know we’re all human. We are all human and you can’t grow and evolve and be a better person without making mistakes along the way. For that to be shown on TV, it almost humanises you and makes you more relatable.’
A source confirmed last month that Zara – who cheated on Sam – managed to win him back, after months of trying.
‘They are certainly back together again. This finally happened about two weeks ago now. He took her back,’ the source said.
I know what you did last summer: A source confirmed last month that Zara – who cheated on Sam – managed to win him back, after months of trying
The news came as the model took to Instagram to share another one of her famous throwbacks – this one taken on holiday over the summer in Mykonos.
She was seen kissing Sam on a pier, the ocean stretching out behind them.
Zara cryptically captioned the image: ‘I promise that you will always have my heart ❤️’
The likes of Pete Wicks and Jamie Laing have been vocal about their disdain for Zara’s infidelity.
Sam had previously stated on Made In Chelsea that their 16-month relationship was well and truly over, following revelations she had cheated.
Following their split in August, Sam unfollowed Zara on Instagram and publicly ignored her several declarations of love. He refollowed her a few weeks ago.
Since then, the blonde revealed she won’t be quitting MIC at the end of the current series, despite recently telling her pal and Sam’s ex Tiffany Watson she plans to move to Los Angeles to pursue her modelling career further.
Rekindled: Sam called it quits with Zara, after he learned she had cheated on him with a colleague while appearing on X Factor: Celebrity last year
‘Hasn’t been easy’: The pair called quits in September just weeks after enjoying a loved up holiday in Mykonos and Zara has been grovelling for forgiveness ever since
Tearful: The break-up has played out during recent episodes of Made In Chelsea
During a recent episode of Made In Chelsea, Sam was visited by his pal Reza Amiri-Garroussi who came bearing a letter from Zara.
On the break up, Reza said: ‘Got to say though after meeting her, I did feel bad for her. She’s in a bad way. It’s a s*** situation for everyone involved. But she really is upset. Legit.’
Sam then broke down while reading out the letter from Zara, which read: ‘Dear Sam, since you’ve been away I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on a lot of things. I’ve reflected on my life and our life together and also the kind of life I want to live…
‘Before I continue with some of the things I need to say, I just want to tell you again I am sorry with my whole entire heart for what I did….
Love lost: Sam was left devastated after learning of the tryst which happened when she took part in X Factor: Celebrity in 2019 [pictured], with Zara still liking the guy’s Instagram snaps
‘I’m so deeply ashamed of my actions and the way I hurt you. I was selfish, immature and stupid. There is no excuse.’
After his meeting with Sam, Reza then reported back to Zara that Sam is ‘completely out,’ despite her attempts and letter to win him back to which she started crying.
Among Zara’s impassioned throwback posts of her and Sam she captioned one: ‘I choose you. And I’ll choose you over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I’ll keep choosing you.’
The post comes after Sam mocked the moment Zara begged for his forgiveness on TV in a now-deleted video, before later apologising for causing any offence and insisting he asked for her permission.