Despite recent shows of PDA on social media, including a pic shared on Sam's twitter feed last week captioned: 'Love u @JoeyEssex_ xxxx,' the reality TV duo are no more.
Flying home early a source close to the couple said: "He [Joey] just had to get away," adding: "Joey and Sam have been on the rocks for a while. They are constantly bickering and falling out. It's not been pretty. But the last straw was in Marbella. The atmosphere between them wasn't healthy and Joey simply had enough."
The spilt was apparently news to our beauty columnist, Sam, who read she had become the Select Model's ex in a national newspaper.
Read the full story in this week's Reveal magazine, out now.
By Megan Nisbet
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