It’s being speculated that Pippa Middleton has given her relationship with ex-boyfriend James Matthews another go.
The two were briefly linked in 2012, after she split with former cricket player, Alex Loudon and before she began a three-year relationship with Nico Jackson.
Matthews, CEO of Eden Rock Capital Management Group, attended William and Harry’s alma mater, Eton, and is the older brother of Made In Chelsea‘s Spencer Matthews.
Their parents own Eden Rock Hotel in St. Bart’s, where Pippa and her younger brother, James have vacationed twice in the past year.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s siblings just returned from their most recent trip in time to join the royals for a January 10th church service at Sandringham.
Back in October 2012, Matthews and Pippa were seen out a few times – once at the posh Queen’s Club tennis center, and then at Hakkasan, where an onlooker at the time told the Sun they were “openly flirting” in a booth.
‘They were deep in conversation ad only had eyes for each other,” the source told the paper.
“Pippa was all smiles and kept giggling. They stayed for nearly three houses and didn’t seem to want the meal to end.”
Fast-forward three years, and it may seem that they’re back on.
According to The Duchess Diary, Pippa and James have been hanging out way too often to just be friends.
Never mind the two tropical vacations. Pippa and James have competed in two races together in 2015, one of which was in support of the Michael Matthews Foundation, named after James’ older brother, Matthew who died in 1999 was descending from Mt. Everest.
On December 23rd, 2015, James also met Pippa and her mother, Carole outside the annual Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Foundation Carole Concert, before driving off with both women.
In late September 2015, Pippa and James walked his dog before disappearing into a home. Pippa emerged the next morning holding a bouquet of flowers, according to the Daily Mail.
James followed her shortly after.
Spencer has spoken briefly in the past about his older brother’s low-key romance.
“What you read in the Daily Mail isn’t too far from the truth,” he revealed in a 2012 interview about Pippa and James.
“I know they’ve always been very close friends – well, they’ve had a close friendship for awhile and it seems that there might be something more there, but I don’t know,” he added.