Joey Essex confirms new girlfriend: "I wasn't looking to meet someone"

Published Thursday, Mar 12 2015, 12:19 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Former TOWIE star Joey Essex has confirmed he is now dating again and has a new girlfriend.

While many thought Joey had started seeing a girl called Reem (yes, really!) after meeting in Dubai, the Jump winner has revealed he is in fact enjoying a new romance, but Reem isn't the lucky lady.

"[Reem] is a nice girl, but I like someone else," he admitted.

Joey Essex attends the TRIC Awards, Grosvenor House Hotel, London
10 March

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Opening up to the Mail Online about his love life, Joey revealed his new romance - still in its early days - has been completely unexpected.

"I wasn't looking to meet someone so I really didn't expect all of this," he said. "I didn't want to get into a relationship... but I think we could end up together. It's definitely heading that way."

So who is the girl that has stolen Joey's heart? We are yet to find out as the reality star is keeping quiet... for now.

Insisting his new flame is just a regular girl, the 24-year-old did hint he would be introducing her into the public eye soon - even though he is concerned by how she will react to his stardom.

"Dating me is a life-changing experience," Joey claimed. "I'm worried [my fame] will freak her out. If our relationship gets serious... I need her to be able to handle the pressure."

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Joey's revelation comes after he enjoyed a brief fling with a girl named Reem on his recent holiday to Dubai.

He was previously linked to his Jump co-star Ashley Roberts after splitting with long-term love Sam Faiers "for good" in October last year.

Like Joey, Sam has too seemingly moved on from their relationship and is now said to be dating a new man, property developer Paul Day.

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