The Essex star told the show's official website that he's going to continue speaking with Chloe if he sees her out and about and Jake will just have to deal with it.
Mario said: "I don't think I need to take a step back if I want to be friends with Chloe Lewis. It's friendship. We are friendly. It's not like we'll be best mates and going out, it will be very much, if I see her, I'll speak to her."
What's the betting that Jake doesn't like that?
Mario's response? "It doesn't bother me, if Jake wants to get jealous with that or petulant about that, that's for him to deal with not me. Sorry mate."
Tensions have been brewing between Mario and Jake in recent episodes over Chloe, who is Jake's ex-girlfriend. They were together for six and a half years.
Jake wants Chloe back but he thinks Mario has been flirting with her and likes her. Mario, however, is dating model Emma McVey.
On the most recent episode, we saw Jake putting his heart on the line and telling Chloe: I want you back and I won't stop trying until I get you.
She didn't seem so keen, saying it was all talk…
But then, pictures from filming emerged this week showing Jake and Chloe sharing a cheeky kiss at the beach. WHAT? So are they back together?!
Well, Chloe told us: "No, we're just friends! He was running into the water, it was really cold and he pecked up for a kiss."
Hmm… we'll find out on Sunday's episode! 10pm on ITVBe.
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