Jacqui Ryland puts on a leggy display in a thigh-skimming little black dress... as it's revealed ex Pete Wicks texted her whilst in bed with Megan McKenna

She's been caught up in a sexting scandal after it emerged she had been sending steamy messages to her former flame Pete Wicks whilst he was dating Megan McKenna. 

But Jacqui Ryland didn't seem to have a care in the world as she headed out in London on Wednesday. 

As TOWIE viewers witnessed a tearful Megan blast Jacqui for texting her man, the fitness model seemed to be taking the criticism in her stride as she stepped out for a girls' night in the capital. 

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Brave face: She's been caught sending steamy messages to ex-beau Pete Wicks, but Jacqui Ryland didn't seem to have a care in the world as she headed out in London on Wednesday

Brave face: She's been caught sending steamy messages to ex-beau Pete Wicks, but Jacqui Ryland didn't seem to have a care in the world as she headed out in London on Wednesday

Showing off her shapely pins, the mother-of-three donned a little black dress with a white hem that grazed her tanned and toned thighs. 

Adding some height to her frame, she slipped into a pair of glittering Louboutin heels and slung a small black handbag over her shoulder. 

She finished off the look by styling her raven coloured locks in loose waves that framed her pretty face as she pouted for the cameras. 

Leggy lady! Showing off her shapely pins, the mother-of-three donned a little black dress with a white hem that grazed her tanned and toned thighs

Leggy lady! Showing off her shapely pins, the mother-of-three donned a little black dress with a white hem that grazed her tanned and toned thighs

Jacqui hit the limelight last week after it emerged she was sending saucy texts to her ex-boyfriend. 

Surprisingly, the starlet sided with Pete's current squeeze Megan in the row, telling new! magazine: 'I think from [Megan's] point of view [the relationship] was 100 per cent genuine, but from his, not so much.'

She went on: 'Clearly it's something he's always had in him because other girls have come forward and said: "A leopard never changes his spots. He did exactly the same thing to me". When it comes to women, he can't help himself.'

All about the accessories: Adding some height to her frame, she slipped into a pair of glittering Louboutin heels and slung a small black handbag over her shoulder

All about the accessories: Adding some height to her frame, she slipped into a pair of glittering Louboutin heels and slung a small black handbag over her shoulder

And as Jacqui stepped out with her head held high during the drama, TOWIE viewers watch Pete's sexting scandal come to an explosive head.   

In Wednesday's episode of The Only Way Is Marbella, Megan confessed that many of her boyfriend's flirty messages were sent as she was sitting right next to him, and she suspects just 'after having sex' together.

In the scenes - shot just days before the explosive sexting scandal came to a head - the 24-year-old reality starlet revealed she realised weeks ago that he was messaging other women after going through his phone, but was too 'embarrassed' to reveal she knew. 

Betrayed: Megan McKenna has confessed that many of Pete Wick's flirty messages were sent as she was sitting right next to him, and she suspects just 'after having sex' together

Betrayed: Megan McKenna has confessed that many of Pete Wick's flirty messages were sent as she was sitting right next to him, and she suspects just 'after having sex' together

She confessed to Danielle Armstrong: 'I thought something was up, I went down his phone a few weeks ago after Barcelona and there was messages to a few girls. 

'I found things like him being really flirty like he ain't got a girlfriend and looking back at the dates... I'm sitting next to him, we probably just had sex!'

Revealing why she didn't admit what she knew her beau had been sexting other girls, the brunette beauty explained: 'I was embarrassed,' and later raged at her beau: 'I told you I wouldn't say anything but now I'm mortified.' 

Tearful: Pete burst into tears as he revealed he would do anything to win back Megan after she discovered he had been sexting several girls behind her back 

Tearful: Pete burst into tears as he revealed he would do anything to win back Megan after she discovered he had been sexting several girls behind her back 

As Pete attempted to justify his actions by claiming he hadn't cheated on her, Megan shot back 'It's worse than cheating!'

Speaking to Danielle after the explosive argument, she wept: 'What hurts me the most is I trusted him. 

'I don't know how to move on. Do I want to live my life always worrying?

'Why does he want to talk about having sex with other girls when he's having sex with me?'

Girly time: Megan confessed to Danielle Armstrong that she went through Pete's phone and found several messages to other girls but was 'too embarrassed' to tell anyone 

Girly time: Megan confessed to Danielle Armstrong that she went through Pete's phone and found several messages to other girls but was 'too embarrassed' to tell anyone 

Fuming: Megan let rip at Pete as he  attempted to justify his actions by claiming he hadn't cheated on her, but the feisty reality starlet shot back: 'It's worse than cheating!'

Fuming: Megan let rip at Pete as he  attempted to justify his actions by claiming he hadn't cheated on her, but the feisty reality starlet shot back: 'It's worse than cheating!'

And as Megan poured her heart out to the girls, Pete did the same with the boys, tearfully confiding in James 'Lockie' Lock: 'There's no excuse, I've broke her heart. I lied to her because I didn't want to lose her.

'I wish there was a reason for it but there aint. I've thrown it all away for nothing.'

He continued: 'Any time I get close to people I hit self destruct. I just want to put it right. I can't give up on her.'

Bonding: Megan poured her heart out to the girls, Pete did the same with the boys, tearfully confiding in James 'Lockie' Lock that he 'hit the self destruct button' on their relationship 

Bonding: Megan poured her heart out to the girls, Pete did the same with the boys, tearfully confiding in James 'Lockie' Lock that he 'hit the self destruct button' on their relationship 

And true to his word, the star soon paid Megan a visit when they were back home in Essex as he explained to her: 'You need to know that I love you and I ain't going to give up.'

But Megan wasn't ready to forgive and forget after he was unable to provide a reason for why he behaved as he did.

She then threw him out of the house, exclaiming: 'You're greedy, you're f***ing disgusting!'

Star-crossed lovers: True to his word, Pete paid Megan a visit when they were back home in Essex as he explained that he wouldn't stop fighting to win her back 

Star-crossed lovers: True to his word, Pete paid Megan a visit when they were back home in Essex as he explained that he wouldn't stop fighting to win her back 

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