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Sam Thompson and Zara McDermott seen for first time after she was spotted ‘crying in the street’ amid ‘crisis talks’

SAM Thompson and Zara McDermott were spotted running errands around London amid rumours of trouble in their relationship.

The pair, who have been together since 2019, were seen hopping out of a cab near their London home.

Zara and Sam were spotted together getting out of a cab near their home[/caption]
Sam looked downcast as he carried a new scratching pole for their pet cats[/caption]
Zara was talking on the phone as she stepped out of the car[/caption]

Wearing casual wear, with Sam in jeans and a grey hoody and Zara in a charcoal grey jumper and black yoga trousers, the duo seemed relaxed with each other as they jumped out of a cab.

While Zara was busy talking on her phone, Sam got out of the car first carrying what appears to be a new scratching post for their pet cats, Albus and Cedric.

The pair dote on their pets, with Zara previously explaining to Heat Magazine: “It’s so lovely to come home and hear them running to greet us.

“We genuinely love them like they’re our children, and they’re so much easier to look after, as well!”

Their domestic day appears to shut down speculation Zara had moved out of their shared home.

It comes amid rumours there is trouble in their relationship, with the couple holding “crisis talks” in order to put the romance back on track.

The pair reportedly had a blazing row last week that prompted Zara to walk out and head to her family’s house for a period of time.

However, just days later Zara shared a picture that suggested she was with Sam on a stroll together.

Yesterday, Zara was spotted crying in the street while talking animatedly on the phone.

Our exclusive snap showed Zara sobbing as she was overheard in the street yelling into her mobile: “I’m not feeling the way I need to feel and I’ve been putting it off.”

Hours later, Zara changed into a glamorous striped cream dress and heels to attend Wimbledon, but was accompanied by her father Alan, 60, instead of I’m A Celeb winner Sam.

A source close to the couple said: “It’s been a tough week for Sam and Zara, but they are still in the process of trying to work through their issues.

“They’re pursuing every avenue, but the outcome is still up in the air.

“They need some time. There is a lot of love there, but they’re still young and finding their way amid the responsibilities of work.

“Zara, in particular, has had an emotional week and has been tearful, but has been trying her best to focus on work commitments.”

Sam Thompson and Zara McDermott Relationship Timeline

May 2019: Sam confirms he’s started dating Zara in an interview after she “slid into his DMs” – they go Instagram official a month later.

October 2019: Zara makes her Made In Chelsea debut alongside Sam

November 2019: Zara forms a Love Island supergroup with Wes Nelson, Eyal Booker and Samira Mighty for Celebrity X Factor.

December 2019: Zara and Sam hit their first rocky patch, with scenes airing on Made In Chelsea showing Sam trying to “salvage” the relationship.

April 2020: In new Made In Chelsea scenes, the couple are seen fighting for their relationship, with Sam vowing to give his “whole heart” to her.

July 2020: The couple seem back on track as they head on holiday to Mykonos together – with reports he’s planning to propose.

September 10 2020: The MailOnline reports the couple have split, with Zara moving back to her parents’ in Essex. The Sun reveals Zara cheated on Sam while on Celebrity X Factor.

October 19, 2020: Made in Chelsea scenes air showing Zara begging Sam to forgive her. It comes days after Zara posted a montage of her and Sam together, calling him the “love of her life”.

November 2020: Rumours circulate they are secretly back together.

August 2021: Zara pivots her career into documentaries, being praised for one on revenge porn, before landing a hosting gig for BBC’s Love In The Flesh.

September 2021: Sam says he trusts Zara again and they are going well.

March 2022: Zara and Sam start giving their London home a makeover.

August 2023: Zara lands spot on Strictly Come Dancing.

November 2023: Sam heads to Australia for I’m A Celebrity – later winning the show. Zara needs to stay in UK due to Strictly obligations.

May 2024: Couple spark engagement rumours as they look happier than ever on social media.

June 11 2024: Sam and Zara are seen having an explosive row after SoccerAid – though they later try to laugh it off.

June 29 2024: Sam seen being consoled by Pete Wicks at Tric Awards, with news later claiming he and Zara are in “crisis talks” after she walks out of their home.

Sam was seen struggling with the awkwardly shaped post[/caption]
Sam and Zara have been loved-up since 2019[/caption]
The pair later strolled down the street together[/caption]
The couple are reportedly in crisis talks over their relationship[/caption]
Sam looked casual in a hoodie and jeans[/caption]
The couple share a home in London together as well as two cats[/caption]

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