Louis Smith: Lucy Mecklenburgh is missing piece of my 'puzzle'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 March 2015
Lucy Mecklenburgh and Louis Smith

Louis Smith and Lucy Mecklenburgh

Louis Smith says his girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh is the missing piece of his "puzzle" and thinks the pair "complement" each other

Louis Smith says Lucy Mecklenburgh is the missing piece of his "puzzle".

The Olympic gymnast has been dating the former 'The Only Way is Essex' star for a few months and says the pair "complement each other well".

Speaking about the 23-year-old beauty, he said: "Everything's great and I'm very happy. Someone to share things with was the one thing missing from my puzzle, so it's lovely to be with Lucy.

"We've been seeing each other a few months, but it feels so easy and as if we've known each other for ages. I've tried to sweep her off her feet.

"She's very driven, busy and a real planner, whereas I'm probably more laid-back because, if I look ahead too much, I get stressed and then I don't do well. We complement each other well."

And Lucy's not the only woman in his life, as the 25-year-old sports star also opened up about his "devoted" mother Elaine, who he has to thank for encouraging him to try gymnastics.

He added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I found it hard to concentrate when I was young and I wasn't the easiest kid to deal with.

"Thanks to the devotion of my mum, Elaine, who encouraged me into gymnastics as a way to channel my energy and give me ­discipline, I found my passion. From then on, there was no stopping me.

"My mum's so important to me, she still helps look after me sometimes by coming over and cooking and helping out with my house, and it's great that she likes Lucy and they both get on."

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