Lucy Mecklenburgh is ‘stressed out’ by house renovation as fans accuse Ryan of being ‘selfish’

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Lucy Mecklenburgh is feeling stressed out as she and fiancé Ryan Thomas take on a huge home renovation in Manchester, a source told new magazine this week.

The 29-year-old – who’s mum to their one-year-old son Roman – recently revealed how Ryan had bought the house without her even seeing it. And speaking on Lorraine, the former Corrie actor admitted that he was still in the doghouse after realising the renovations may be more than they could handle.

“I’m still in trouble today. It’s a building site,” he explained. "I can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel. Eventually it’ll be OK, but right now… Everyone knows moving house is hard work. I’ve taken on more than I can chew with the house, but eventually we’ll be happy.”

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“Lucy likes to be organised and in control,” new's source claimed. “So for Ryan to buy a house that needs loads of work doing without even telling her or showing it to her first really freaked her out. She feels she’s got a lot on her plate, and while she appreciates the idea of them creating a family home together, she just wishes she had been included in the decision more. It felt very impulsive and the house is not liveable right now. It’s going to take lots of work and time.”

Ryan, 36 shares 12-year-old daughter Scarlett with his ex Tina O’Brien, 37, and has spoken openly about the stress of travelling between Manchester and the home he shares in Essex with Lucy in order to see her on a regular basis. Ryan faced a wave of backlash from fans over his shock decision to buy the house without Lucy’s permission, with one branding him “selfish” and another adding that it was an “odd” thing to do.

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“Lucy understands Ryan’s need to be near to Scarlett and it’s not the idea of having a base in Manchester that she’s hurt about,” claimed new's source. The move with the little one will definitely stress her out – especially as she’ll be away from her family and friends back in Essex. A renovation is a huge undertaking for a young family.”

The mammoth project comes on the back of a turbulent time for the pair. Ryan recently revealed he had shelved his acting ambitions because he couldn’t face the constant trolling and rejections.

He also admitted he “misses” not being Lucy’s “main priority” after they welcomed their son Roman last year, and revealed he’s concerned about the “constant battle” he has with his drinking.

“Lucy is so supportive of Ryan and he and Roman are her priority,” our source continued. “Despite her stress over this move, she’s hoping that in the end the new house will mark a fresh start for everyone.”

You know what they say, guys – the couple that renovates together stays together!

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