She’s had a difficult year in the wake of her ex boyfriend Adam Johnson’s conviction.
But Stacey Flounders, 26, put all of her troubles behind her as she frolicked on a beach in Dubai with a gal pal earlier this week.
The former WAG and mum-of-one looked carefree as she rinsed her lock brunette locks with water from a hosepipe while sharing laughs in the sunshine.

The mother-of-one looked stunning in a glamorous gold bikini, showing off her fabulous figure in the hot Middle-Eastern sun.

She flaunted her slender curves as she stood on the white sand, cooling herself off with a jet of water which glistened as it hit her body.
Her friend then helped her out by taking control of the hose, spraying the Hartlepool lass as she held up her hair with a smile on her face.

Stacey complemented her two-piece with a straw hat, a pair of stylish shades and a simple anklet for an eye-catching beach look.
She went for a dip in the shallows of the turquoise water, sharing a laugh with her pal and letting the gentle waves lap against her.
It wasn’t all sunbathing and looking pretty for the girls, though.

The pair straddled a jet-ski and sped across the water just off the coastline, with Stacey letting her pal take control of the vehicle.
Back on dry land, she made her way to a sun-lounger and reclined with a cold beverage in hand; the jet-ski ride clearly taking it out of her.
The previous day Stacey had a chance encounter at the beach with Coleen Rooney, with the pair trading smiles and having a good chat.
Stacey no doubt needed the escape, tweeting on her return: ‘Enjoyed that little break in Dubia (sic), just what I needed, now back home to my little girl.’