But Aston took a shine to Renay, who starred on C5 show The Bachelor until her shock exit last week, and over the next few months flooded her inbox with texts and calls.
"His sense of humour won me over," Renay tells us.
Things began to heat up, and the pair spent a night of passion together in Aston's apartment last summer.
"I started seeing him pictured with other girls in the press, like that actress from Hollyoaks," Renay tells us.
She's talking about the beautiful former Hollyoaks star Emma Rigby, who was photographed enjoying a cosy dinner with Aston in Manchester this January.
"I felt like he was making me look like a d*ck," adds Renay.
Read more about Renay's fling with Aston in this week's Reveal magazine… Out now!
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