Dan enjoyed a boozy night out with pals in LA last Friday (Picture: Splash)Dan Osborne has been forced to defend himself after he was pictured partying with a female friend in Los Angeles over the weekend, amid claims his marriage to Jacqueline Jossa is on the rocks.
The former Towie star was pictured enjoying a night out on the Sunset Strip on Friday with a group of friends, including a couple of male pals and a mystery female.
The group headed to the Saddle Ranch Chop House restaurant for dinner where they reportedly downed shots. Dan and co. spent around three hours at the bar and, at one point, he pretended to pour a drink over his female friend.
As they left the restaurant, the woman held onto Dan’s arm while crossing the street before the group climbed into an Uber back to their Hollywood hotel.
Dan, 27, later hit back at criticism of him hanging out with another woman without his wife, Jacqueline.
The reality TV star wrote in an Instagram Story post: ‘So much bulls**t gets posted and printed about me..
Dan’s female friend clung onto his arm while leaving the restaurant (Picture: Splash News)‘Seriously just want them to leave me alone now. It’s getting too much, I can’t even hang out with friends or even work without them talking s**t about me. Am I being targeted? Cause I swear I don’t see others getting it like I do.’
He added: ‘Also, Jacqueline isn’t at home, she’s away. You really don’t know s**t.’
Hours later, Jacqueline announced that she was taking ‘a little break from social media in general’.
Dan insists the woman is simply a friend (Picture: Splash News)
The former Towie star jetted over to LA last week (Picture: Splash News)The former EastEnders actress is reported to have also wrote on Instagram: ‘I hope the press are happy. They have got what they wanted. Now leave us alone. I’m taking some time out.’
In March, the couple’s marriage was plagued by cheating rumours on Dan’s part once again, after he was romantically linked to Love Island star Alexandra Cane.
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However, Dan slammed the claims and told Metro.co.uk that ‘absolutely nothing happened’.
The Celebrity Big Brother star appears to have jetted off to LA last week and has shared photos from his trip on Instagram, including the moment he came across Kirstie Alley’s star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, taking him back to their time spent in the CBB house together last year.
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