Zara McDermott and Sam Thompson try to keep a low-profile in Chelsea

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Zara McDermott and Sam Thompson try to keep a low-profile as they exit Chelsea pub after enjoying lunch to celebrate Love Island starlet’s birthday

  • Zara and Sam got back together last month, and have kept public appearances to a minimum since
  • A source confirmed to MailOnline that ‘Sam took Zara back’ after Zara cryptically posted a throwback to Instagram of the pair kissing
  • They split in August, with MailOnline revealing in September that Zara had been unfaithful in the first few months of their romance
  • The current season of Made In Chelsea has followed Zara in her efforts to win Sam back with the pair reconciling in the season finale on Monday night

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

Zara wore a hot pink roll-neck sweater over a black mini-skirt, black tights and boots.

She added a leather jacket with a fur-lined neck to the ensemble and swept her honeyed locks back from her features. 

Sam, 28, wore a baggy T-shirt and skinny black jeans. He added a mid-length trench to the look and suede boots.

The couple were seen laughing and messing around together at the table inside before stepping out into the London rain.

Loved up: The pair enjoyed a Tier 2 birthday celebration for Zara over the weekend, outside



Making an exit: The couple were seen stepping out into the London rain

Back to normal? The couple were seen laughing and messing around together at the table inside

Sweet: Sam playfully patted Zara’s head as they enjoyed their lunch at a window table

Wet wet wet: They were seen inside The Goat pub enjoying a meal before stepping out, walking along the street and jumping in a cab

Birthday girl: Zara wore a hot pink roll-neck sweater over a black mini-skirt, black tights and boots



Happy Bday! Zara seems to have been granted her birthday wish, after trying to get back together with Sam

They kept their distance from one another as they strolled along the street, Zara shielding her face.

After arriving back home in a cab, the pair disappeared inside Sam’s West London home. 

The couple got back together last month, 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.


Stylish: She added a leather jacket with a fur-lined neck to the ensemble and swept her honeyed locks back from her features

Casual: Sam, 28, wore a baggy T-shirt and skinny black jeans

Lunch date: He added a mid-length trench to the look and suede boots


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

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.

Socially distant? They kept their distance from one another as they strolled along the street


Together apart: Zara was seen shielding her face as they walked along in the drizzle

Back home: After arriving back home in a cab, the pair disappeared inside Sam’s West London house

‘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.

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. 

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 

Rumours of a reconciliation hit fever pitch after the ex Love Island contestant was spotted leaving Sam’s home at 9AM a few weeks ago.

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. 


Tearful: The break-up has played out during recent episodes of Made In Chelsea

Love lost: Sam was left devastated after learning of the tryst which happened when she took part in X Factor: Celebrity in 2019

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….

Forgiving: Sam recently 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’

He went on: ‘Forgiveness allows you to heal. You can only heal when you forgive the other person and get over that’


He added: ‘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’

Moving on: Sam had previously stated on Made In Chelsea that their 16-month relationship was well and truly over, following revelations she had cheated

Confirmed: A source confirmed last month that Zara managed to win him back, after months of trying

The source said: ‘They are certainly back together again. This finally happened about two weeks ago now. He took her back’

‘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. 

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