‘X Factor’ Couple Ryan Lawrie and Emily Middlemas Under Sex Ban
It looks like sex is off the menu for The X Factor UK couple Ryan Lawrie and Emily Middlemas, according to a source close to the contestants. The lovebirds, who’ve been dating for close to a year now, are allegedly under a sex ban.
However, as it turns out, Ryan and Emily came to this decision themselves, agreeing to remain separate during the competition in order to focus on their music.
“Me and Ryan are 100% focused on the music right now. We’ll put music first and grab that career. We want to make sure we’re stable, we’ve got money and that kind of stuff,” Emily told The Sun. “To be honest we don’t see each other a lot at the moment and when we do everyone is around us watching a movie or something.”
The couple isn’t breaking up though. If anything, they’re as committed to one another as ever. But their commitment to the advancement of their careers is simply more important right now, especially after Ryan has endured three consecutive weeks in the Bottom Three.
Emily did admit that she and Ryan get to see each other for a bit before bed, but they don’t really get to do anything together.
Naturally, this pretty much flies in the face of all those rumors of late night sex romps on the stairs of The X Factor mansion. The couple vehemently denied allegations of being caught having a “romp”.
“That was very embarrassing but it’s a lot of rubbish. It just wouldn’t happen and we wouldn’t do that anyway!” Ryan said at the Pride of Britain Awards this week.
Emily would go on to add, “Who uses that word ‘romp’? I didn’t even know what it means.”
Whether the sources are on the money with the claims of a sex ban or not, it’s clear that Ryan and Emily aren’t doing anything freaky in The X Factor house these days. A renewed focus on the competition could help keep Ryan out of the Bottom Three for a fourth straight week, and Emily out of the sing-off altogether. That said, this isn’t the first time reports of a “sex ban” have plagued the show, as Simon Cowell reportedly placed the finalists under a similar ban last year. It makes sense, but I don’t really see a problem with letting consenting adults spend their time together however they see fit, provided they aren’t disturbing anyone else. But even then, it’s hard to imagine anyone has the time for sex on a show like The X Factor.
What do you think? Do you buy into the reports of a sex ban or do you think it’s all a bunch of nonsense? Sound off in the comments!
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