Billi Mucklow, 34, was photographed without her engagement ring as she was seen for the first time on Wednesday since Andy Carroll’s bachelor party photos surfaced.
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The former TOWIE star, 34, is said to be reeling after a snap of the footballer, 33, passed out in bed with a blonde bombshell surfaced.
Andy was at his bachelor party in Dubai when the photo was taken, just two weeks before he is to marry his longtime partner, Billi.
In footage obtained by The Sun, Billi hid behind a pair of black sunglasses and cut a somber figure as she headed to shops on Wednesday, her four-carat sparkler notably absent.
The reality star turned yoga teacher was dressed casually in a black tracksuit and clutched her Chanel bag with her ringless hand.
Her mother accompanied her on the way out.
Since the image went viral, Billi is said to have fled to her parents’ house while also changing it. WhatsApp photo of one of his children.
“Billi is very upset and her removal of Andy from her WhatsApp profile tells those who know her everything they need to know,” a source said. Sun.
“She’s still by his side, but it’s a very confusing and difficult time.”
The reality star is said to have asked her fiancé for all photos related to the incident.
The source added, “It’s the only way he can move on, as bad as it is.”
The image in which Andy appears fast asleep next to a woman was shared by the manager of the bar, Taylor Jane Wilkey, 27.
However, Taylor maintains that “nothing sexual happened” between the couple and the photo was just a little fun.
Andy plans to marry Billi this month after proposing The only way is Essex star in 2014.
Billi was also in Dubai for her bachelorette party, but returned home before the celebrations for her husband-to-be in the United Arab Emirates began.
Carroll ended up passed out next to Taylor after a day of drunkenness in Dubai.
The footballer is alleged to have invited Taylor and her friend Phoebe Robb, as well as his teammates, to his hotel suite for the party, where the now-infamous photo was taken.
According to Sun, there are more photos from the hotel suite, including one of 26-year-old Phoebe lying on the bed next to Carroll bare-chested. These images have not been made public and there is no indication that anything sexual has taken place between Carroll and Phoebe.
Billi is said to be supportive of her future husband and believes “nothing sexual happened” between him and Taylor.
“Andy has spoken to her, she believes him when he says nothing happened,” a source told The Sun. “Football players are always surrounded by pretty women and it’s something she’s used to as a prankster. She knows she’s part of being married to a footballer.”
“Billi is still mad at him for allowing this to happen so soon before their wedding. Everything is in danger of taking the shine off what should be the happiest weeks of his life and she doesn’t want that.”
Explaining the footballer’s after party in an interview with The Sun, Taylor said: “It was an after party. We all went back to his hotel. There was Andy, my friend and I. I didn’t sleep with him, it wasn’t like that.” Well there were three of us in the room.
“It was a full day and night of drinking. Andy was fuming. We were all drunk. We went back to Andy’s suite and played some music and he went to bed and passed out. I was there with my friend until early morning . and took the photo as a joke.”
Andy is currently a free agent after being released by West Brom earlier this month.