Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, 29, reveals new love with property manager, 28, after divorce from Harry Needs

The two-time gold medallist has opened up for the first time about her relationship with 28-year-old property manager Andrew Parsons.

She told OK! Magazine while at OBLU Select at Sangeli in the Maldives that she remains on good terms with her ex, 26, following their split in 2016.

The 29-year-old revealed she's also jetting off for some winter sun with her three-year-old daughter Summer in the new year.

She told the magazine: "I said to Andy: 'Hopefully a nine-hour flight with a three year old won’t put you off!'

"But he’s used to her now and they really get on – it’s cute."

Former I'm A Celebrity star Rebecca added: "Summer doesn’t really understand what husbands and boyfriends are but she says: ‘Mummy and Andy kiss!’’'

The pair made their first public appearance together at Tom Parker and Kelsey Hardwick's wedding in July.

They didn't confirm their relationship at the time but were snapped looking cosy at the ceremony in picturesque Surrey.

Last year, the swimmer revealed her 18-month marriage to Harry failed because he needed to work out if he liked her for who she was or what she achieved.

Speaking frankly about the split, Rebecca said her ex "idolised" her and questioned his motives for getting down on one knee.

She said: "He was younger than me, he saw Beijing and really idolised me.

“We were dating for a long time and Harry had to step back and say, ‘I have to figure out whether I like you or whether I like you because of everything you’ve achieved’.”

She added: "He wanted to make sure he was with me for the right reasons."

The couple wed in 2014 before they split in March 2016, admitting they "remain friends".

Opening up about becoming a first-time mum, Rebecca, who won two gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, said it was harder than any training or achievements in the pool.

She previously said: "Being a parent is bloody hard work. Harry and I have had plenty of arguments. We’re knackered.”

Speaking to Radio Times ahead of her appearance on a new radio series called On The Sporting Couch, she said splitting in the public eye made the separation harder.

She added: "Your heart is broken any way. It baffles me that someone thinks they can comment on someone’s life they know nothing about.”

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