Charlie made the romance public with a heartwarming post on Twitter, showing him sitting alongside his new man on a beach. The former reality star didn't give much away, but did suggest he's fallen for a long-time friend.
Sometimes it takes a while to realise that the right person was there all along! pic.twitter.com/YZyWi35G1Q— Charlie King (@CharlieKing85) August 14, 2015
"Sometimes it takes a while to realise that the right person was there all along!" he said.
Mario Falcone, who starred alongside Charlie on TOWIE, was quick to send a sweet supportive message on Twitter, saying: "Congratulations mate... Good to see you happy."
Charlie replied: "You are such a sweetheart mate. Hope to see u soon!"
Aww, a bromance and a new romance, this is all a bit much!
Fans were quick to question if Sam Smith is the guy who's stolen Charlie's heart, as not long ago it was reported the pair enjoyed a series of low-key dates. They apparently met after Sam saw a series of gushing tweets sent from Charlie, and according to The Sun, the pair are said to have secretly visited quiet pubs and spent time at Sam's flat to avoid being seen together.
However, it was also reported the pair had decided to remain just friends. A source told the newspaper: "The pair hung out to discover if they were compatible. Friends have said nothing romantic happened because they decided they were better off as friends.
"Sam's schedule is incredibly hectic so their dates were very sporadic. They mutually decided in May that it wasn't going to work."
Neither Charlie or Sam commented on the reports.
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