CBB's Marnie Simpson admits she's finding Lewis Bloor relationship "really hard"

Published Tuesday, Sep 20 2016, 10:26 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
They had a fairytale romance in the Celebrity Big Brother house but out in the real world Marnie Simpson has admitted she's finding things "really hard" when it comes to her Lewis Bloor relationship.

Geordie Shore's Marnie fell her ex-TOWIE star-turned-fitness trainer Lewis in August when they were cooped up together in the famous compound.

Marnie Simpson and Lewis Bloor in Barcelona, Instagram
19 September

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Marnie says things have been "hard" but she's still going strong with Lewis.

They were utterly inseparable and totally smitten with each other. But now they're back in the real world, have things changed?

Writing in her Star magazine column, Marnie confessed: "Things are still going well between me and Lewis but I find our relationship really hard, if I'm honest. I want things to be as amazing as they were on CBB but I was being unrealistic because it's so different outside."

Despite being reality stars, Marnie and Lewis have made the decision to keep their relationship away from the spotlight, turning down offers for joint magazine photoshoots, interviews or TV appearances.

There were many doubters who branded Marnie and Lewis a showmance (particularly when it was revealed they had the same agent) and said it would never last, but Lewnie always vehemently denied that and vowed to prove everyone wrong.

CBB: Lewis tells Marnie he wants to take her on holiday
18 August 2016

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They were loved up on CBB.

One thing Manrie had worried about, however, was how she'd react to girls chatting Lewis up during his club appearances. "I am a little bit worried about that because I feel like a lot of girls these days just want to ruin stuff," said Marnie after the finale. "They just do it for that sake. But you can't live your life worrying about stuff like that."

And she admitted in her Star mag column that fear is proving true: "I want to keep things private because I don't want to give people a reason to talk about us. I already get tweets when he's doing PAs. It's so stressful."

Despite that, Marnie and Lewis have been enjoying some quality couple time together lately, jetting off to Barcelona for a romantic mini break. While there, they caught up with fellow reality star Hannah Elizabeth from Love Island and her boyfriend George Andreetti.

Marnie Simpson, Hannah Elizabeth and Lewis Bloor in Barcelona
19 September

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