While the cast of TOWIE were in Marbs to film the new series in June, Jess was snapped kissing 22-year-old Connor on a beach, sparking rumours of a romance.
But reality star Jess, 29, has now said that it was just a bit of fun.
She told The Mirror: "We had a little bit of a holiday flirt, but he's too young for me. Connor's a really lovely guy and we still speak, but I didn't want to settle down.
"It was not going there but it could potentially have gone there."
Jess, who said she is "dating", admitted she is too busy to think about being in a relationship, but thinks men find her unapproachable.
"I'm not shy, but I don't make it easy for guys to ask me out," she said. "I'm guarded."
Yesterday, Jess turned heads in a floaty floral wraparound dress as she supported co-stars Ferne McCann and Lydia Bright at the Boob Summer Ball in Essex.
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