Over the weekend, it was reported that Keegan had split with George after snaps of him kissing a mystery blonde emerged, with a spokesperson for Max stating that they "had been separated for a number of weeks."
Bobbi Aney, who dated Max in the early days of the boyband, has since told The Mirror that the Coronation Street actress "learnt a lot quicker" than her that George was not ready for a serious relationship.
She told the newspaper: "I think he just needs to be single. Michelle obviously, somehow, learnt a lot quicker than I did to break up with him after a year."
Aney went on to state that she was upset by his romance with Michelle, claiming she was still dating Max when he first started chasing the Corrie star.
Bobbi revealed: "He got her number while we were still officially together. Not only did he have a girlfriend publicly, but she was a soap star. It was a kick in the teeth.
"No-one can ever understand what it's like to split with someone and then see them move on in the press."
Speaking of her contact with Max for three months last year, Aney confessed: "I look back now and think, I must have been quite a fool to go along with it for so long.
"I'm not proud of telling the world about what was going on."
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