Sam Faiers, Joey Essex 'have split up for good' after rocky relationship

Published Sunday, Oct 19 2014, 13:39 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Sam Faiers and Joey Essex have split up for good, according to reports.

The former TOWIE lovebirds have apparently called time on their relationship after a rocky three years, which included a brief engagement.

Samantha Faiers poses with boyfriend Joey Essex, 8 June 2014

© Samantha Faiers /

The couple dated on an on-off basis since meeting on The Only Way Is Essex in 2011 and reconciled in March after Sam was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease.

In fact, Sam admitted she left reality show TOWIE to concentrate on her relationship with Joey.

After splitting up for just a week last month after rowing in Marbella, it's now reported that they have admitted defeat and gone their separate ways.

Sam Faiers and Joey Essex enjoy a meal together in Marbella, Spain, 8 September 2014.

© Twitter / @samanthafaiers

A source tells The Sun On Sunday newspaper: "The break-up has been very civil as they both just realised they couldn't make things work.

"They sat down a couple of weeks ago and both agreed things weren't working. There was no big dramatic reason for the split, as it was more that they are both in different places in their lives.

"They will definitely stay friends and still see a lot of each other as they have many mutual pals."

Sam Faiers shares picture with Joey Essex, 7 June 2014

© Twitter / @SamanthaFaiers

Apart from a promotional event, the couple have not been seen together since Marbella, and 24-year-old Joey turned up to the Pride of Britain Awards alone.

Meanwhile, 23-year-old Sam recently travelled to Los Angeles where she partied with Kim Kardashian and paid a visit to the Playboy mansion.

In an interview earlier this month, Sam admitted she didn't want to leave it too late to have children.

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