Chloe and Elliott were seen on last night's episode of TOWIE agreeing to a break after she confessed that "things have changed" for the couple.
The mum-of-one explained that she wants to spend more time with her daughter Madison and make all her own decisions in life.
During a heart-to-heart with Elliott, Chloe said: "I don't think I've ever felt so distant from everyone else. I've never felt so isolated from everyone.
Elliott told her: "Each day we keep building up a big mountain of sh*t and it makes me want to get away from it. I didn't know this is how I was in a relationship."
"I'm 33 years old, when I got with you I thought you were a 32 year old single mum who wanted a serious relationship."
Elliott replied: "I love you and want to be with you. Maybe I'm overprotective but I just want to look after you."
But Chloe told him: "I think things have changed slightly. I'm just not ready to not be independent and make my own decisions. It makes me anxious, I can't stand it."
When asked if she wanted to have a break, Chloe quietly replied: "Yeah..."
Earlier in the show, both Chloe and Elliott were seen discussing their feelings with friends and loved ones.
Meeting up with his cousin Jessica, Elliott explained: "She went weird on me and said she felt anxious and stressed. She said she felt a little bit trapped.
"She said she wanted to spend a bit more time with Madison, and I said alright, and she said, 'Monday to Friday I want to be at home with Maddy and I'll see you at the weekend'."
The dad-of-two added: "I've fallen completely in love with her. I would never have introduced the kids...that's what's killing me. When I phone the kids, they ask for Chloe..."
Chloe, meanwhile, was shown chatting to Danielle Armstrong at her salon, Chloe's Beauty Bar. She said: "In Ibiza, I felt a it suffocated. I wanted a bit of space. I missed talking to other people.
"I'm just not used to having someone in my space every day and every night."
Chloe and Elliott began dating at the beginning of the summer. On Tuesday, Elliot's rep confirmed they had broken up.
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