Pals close to Basingstoke-born pin-up Teddy, real name Edward Groucher, claim the pair started dating following Lottie’s split from The Vamps drummer Tristan Evans in November.
According to a source; ‘Lottie and Teddy have been dating for a number of weeks having met on the London fashion scene.
‘They hang out around in the same circles and clicked immediately, despite the fact Lottie called him out on social media early on.
‘Teddy is a bit of a sofa surfer in London and has a bad boy image within that clique but that doesn’t seem to put off Lottie.
‘He can smooth talk anyone and it clearly worked with her.’
A representative for Lottie has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
Lottie posted a picture of Teddy’s Instagram page in November alongside the caption: ‘It’s really sad when people betray you but this guy is actually a pathological liar and manipulator and needs to be stopped.
‘He uses people for money and places to stay and only realised while speaking to his girlfriend that he’s been talking s*** to me.’
Model: Teddy, 24, was discovered by fashion brand Valentino last year during a street casting (pictured on the Valentino Ready to wear fall winter 2021-22 Milan catwalk in March 2021)
After being asked to audition, he was so sure he wouldn’t get the job, Teddy had a face tattoo in between casting before flying to Milan to make his catwalk debut in September 2020.
He was born in Basingstoke and moved to America at a young age before returning to London aged 17.
Reputation: ‘Teddy is a bit of a sofa surfer in London and has a bad boy image within that clique but that doesn’t seem to put off Lottie’
Speaking during an Instagram Q&A in November, when Lottie confirmed she was single, the model admitted her ‘type’ was ‘malnourished men with tattoos’, but hinted she was keen to try something different.
She said: ‘I feel my type has changed so much in the last few years – don’t look at my track record but if you do, it is malnourished men with tattoos.
‘Men with any type of drug problem or trauma – not my type anymore – obviously apart from like a guy that I’ve dated, but musicians.’
Lottie, who has recently returned to London from Antigua where she posted several bikini snaps, has previously dated Made In Chelsea stars Alex Mytton and Sam Prince.
She has also been linked with Tottenham midfielder Deli Alli and Capital FM DJ Roman Kemp.
Last week Lottie wept on social media while revealing a former friend leaked pictures from her OnlyFans account and phone number online.
The model – who earns thousands of pounds a month selling the nude content on the X-rated platform – added that she has been receiving phone calls from strangers as a result of her number being shared without her permission.