The TOWIE star is flying to his family's second home in Florida today (10 November) after he was seen opening up about the break-up on the show last night.
In the latest episode, Ricky told his mum he has been putting on a brave face in front of his friends but, behind closed doors, admitted the tears have been flowing.
Ricky told Jan: "I don't want everyone to know how upset I am. But obviously it does hurt. I get upset and just keep crying for no reason. I don't think Jess thinks I'm hurting as much as I am."
Before the show aired, Jan responded to a fan who had asked if she would be appearing. She said: "Yep won't be watching tho, me and Ricky leaving soon to stay in the hotel at airport xx."
Ricky, meanwhile, has since tweeted this morning: "Been awake all night and have woken up 3 hours too early due to pure excitement! @VirginAtlantic #letsflyaway."
Following a two-year relationship, Jessica and Ricky split during an episode of TOWIE last week, after it was revealed that he had been private messaging X Factor 2013 contestant Lydia Lucy on Twitter.
Since then, the pair have been exchanging insults with Ricky accusing the Wright family - including Jessica's mum Carol - of being unwelcoming towards him.
However, in last night's episode, Carol paid Ricky a visit after he wrote her a heartfelt letter. She told him: "I just wanted to thank you, the letter you sent me was nice. After all that's happened, I still got emotional when I read it.
"You shouldn't say that we hold it against you...like we didn't accept you, because we did. All you can do is advise your kids when you see them all miserable. I could tell you were arguing a bit...you stick by your kids."
Ricky replied: "We were in a sh*t place. I'm not condoning what I did. I know I've said things out of anger but I don't know a break-up that hasn't turned a bit bitter."
We think Ricky's holiday to Florida is just what the doctor ordered.
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