Everyone loves a happy throwback!
Entertainment personality Sean Borg delighted Real Housewives fans this week by sharing a throwback snapshot on Instagram of him posing with TV star Leilani Dowding, taken 14-years ago in West Hollywood, California.
The picture shows a more youthful pair smiling in their early days in Los Angeles at the famous Abbey restaurant and bar. The same picture was uploaded to his Twitter page too, with an edited, shorter version of the text.
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Congratulations to @leilanidowding – Leilani on becoming a “Real Housewife”! This one can’t get away from fame – it literally chases her! This pic of us was taken 14-years ago at @theabbeyweho in @wehocity @visitweho! @rhocheshire_ #realhousewives2019 #realhousewivesofcheshire #leilanidowding @seanborgla @trivago #trivago #seanborg @lifeattrivago #losangelespeople #britsinla #britishfriends #labrits #throwbackthursday #tbt #tbt❤️ #throwback🔙 #throwbackpics #tbthursdays #throwbackfriends #like #likeforlikes @officialrhoch @itvbe @bravoandy @bravotv @thealexbaskin – #fromlatolondonandback
“This one can’t get away from fame — it literally chases her,” Borg wrote, referring to Dowding who has given up being in the spotlight multiple times in her long and successful career.
The expats have been firm friends since Leilani’s days as a top model back in the UK. The pair separately moved to Los Angeles in 2005 and have lived there since.
The petit star flew back to live part-time in the UK recently to start filming ‘The Real Housewives of Cheshire.’ The new season had its premiere in Britain earlier this week on ITVbe.
Sean’s post struck a chord with his friends and fans. The photo received more than 1,000 likes from Instagram followers. Also, fans and famous friends hit the comments section to remark on their friendship.
To which Sean replied: Because we live in LA?
Leilani replied with a gracious: @xx_jojo_b_xx “thank you!!!!”
Even former ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Queer as Folk’ star Craig Kelly @mrcraigkelly reacted with Emoji love heart eyes.
It is unclear if Mr. Kelly was aiming his comment at Sean, Leilani, or both.
The post came a day after the ex-“TMZ on TV” face revealed a clip of his Trivago commercial on Instagram. The post received over 20,000 views.
We reached out to Sean, and on the subject of his friendship with Leilani, he told News Brig: “I adore Leilani, I am not surprised she is now a “Real Housewife.
“We’ve been friends for a very long time. We have both had good times and bad stateside, and we have always gotten through them. Sometimes LA’s is not an easy place to live, but hanging with good friends like Leilani over the years makes it a much more fun place.”
On August 1, this year, The Sun newspaper exclusively revealed that Leilani had already started filming for the show.
And she’s even moved back home to join the show after years of living stateside in Los Angeles.
She agreed to be part of the ITVbe series alongside her rock star partner Billy Duffy of The Cult.
The 58-year-old music legend regularly tours the world with his band but is now based back in his home town of Manchester — meaning Leilani could sign up to join the popular reality TV series.
Leilani said recently: ‘After 15 years of living in LA, my partner Billy Duffy and I decided to move back to the UK.
‘We’ve decided to make Cheshire our home and we’re so excited to be back. When the opportunity arose to join The Real Housewives of Cheshire, I thought it would be so much fun, I jumped at the chance.’
The Real Housewives of Cheshire is on ITVBe (UK) at 9 pm on Monday nights.