West Ham boss David Sullivan, 72, dating Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Ampika Pickston, 40, after leaving partner

WEST Ham co-owner David Sullivan has left his partner of 25 years and is dating reality TV star Ampika Pickston.

The billionaire, 72, treated the former Real Housewives Of Cheshire star to a special meal’ on her 40th birthday in July.

They secretly got together in October after being friends for over a decade.

Ampika, on Channel 5’s Rich House Poor House today, is splitting her time between her £2.6million home near Hale and his Essex mansion.

A source said: “There’s a big age gap but they are smitten. They’ve kept quiet for the best part of a year out of respect for their children and ex-partners but know they can’t keep a lid on this forever.

"David handed over a beautiful, 11½ carat, emerald-cut ring.”

The romance came at around the time David made his ex-girlfriend, former porn star Emma Benton-Hughes, 52, his West Ham co-chairman.

They have two grown-up children but separated in October, said a source.

Ex-pornographer David ran Birmingham City before he and David Gold took over West Ham in 2010.

Ampika runs a cosmetic training business and starred in five seasons of Real Housewives. She quit in 2017 after clashing with co-stars.

Last weekend Ampika sparked an engagement riddle when she posted pics online of her with the ring on her engagement finger but the images are no longer online.

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