Denise Van Outen puts Lee Mead marriage split rumours aside, parties with Kimberley Walsh

Denise Van Outen has had a tough time of it recently, being caught in the midst of marriage split rumours about her and Lee Mead. But she seems to have put her woes to one side for a night out with Kimberley Walsh.

Denise Van Outen and Kimberley Walsh were partying last night amidst rumours about Denise's marriage to Lee Mead. …
Denise Van Outen has been forced to deny that she and Lee Mead are on the verge of a split, but recently admitted that they're experiencing the toughest time of their relationship.

Last night, however, Denise was all smiles as she partied with her pal Kimberley Walsh.

Denise Van Outen looked amazing on her night out with Kimberley Walsh. Copyright [Splash]

The pair first met when they climbed Mount Kilimanjaro together for Comic Relief. They were then reunited on the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing - and ended up competing in the final together.

Last night the pair looked amazing. Denise went for a bright orange dress which complimented her tan, and teamed it with pretty gold accessories.
Kimberley Walsh and Denise Van Outen looked in high spirits as they left a London restaurant. Copyright [WENN]

Kimberley flaunted her figure in a cute pink cropped jumper and tight white skirt.

They were snapped leaving a restaurant in London's Soho all smiles after a fun girly night together.

It's probably just what Denise needs, after admitting last week that her relationship to Lee was under massive strain.

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She told Now magazine: "To be honest, it's really difficult. We just haven't seen each other. I'm not going to lie, it is a massive strain on our relationship. It's difficult. We haven't really spend any proper time together for six months."

Denise, 38, continued: "I'd say this has been the hardest few months out of all our time together, so I can understand why people speculate."