Model Jacqui Ryland has accused Pete of messaging her behind girlfriend Megan's back, claiming that the X-rated texts he had sent had "shocked" her. On finding out about Jacqui's claims, Megan hit out at her on Twitter and has now appeared to confront her beau while filming for TOWIE out in Marbella.
TOWIE's official Twitter account had alluded to the confrontation, tweeting to tell its fans: "JUST IN from the #TOWIMGrass: It looks like Megan's confronting Pete about *those* rumours that emerged this morning."
Now, pictures have surfaced online of Megan and Pete engaged in a heated row while at the beach, and Megan can be seen shouting at her boyfriend. As of yet, Pete hasn't responded to the claims made by his ex and when contacted by Reveal a rep for Megan declined to comment.
We have also contacted a rep for Pete.
However, their TOWIE co-stars have suggested all is not ok between the couple. Danielle Armstrong told her followers: "I swear to god I will never date an Essex boy again what is wrong with these men." She added: "Men will always rule the world because women can't stick together...Slag girls entertaining boys with girlfriends makes me so angry."
James Arg Argent, meanwhile, tweeted: "All hells broke loose in this gaff!!! Get me back to #Essex ...#Marbs."
I swear to god I will never date an Essex boy again what is wrong with these men— Danielle Armstrong (@Daniarmstrong88) September 30, 2016
Pete and Megan's exchange comes after Megan criticised Pete's ex Jacqui for not contacting her privately about the alleged texts and going to the press. In her interview with The Sun, Jacqui had said she "feels sorry" for Megan and claimed Pete had the "potential to really hurt her."
She said: "He was doing the public affection thing with her and then sending me these messages... I always thought he was a really nice guy who was respectful to women. I was attracted to his banter. I just feel really sorry for Megan. Clearly she is a girl who wears her heart on her sleeve and I think he could potentially really hurt her."
Megan, however, responded: "@JacquiRyland feel sorry for me do ya? Why didn't you personaly contact me then you fame hungry brass. I've seen it all. Didn't feel sorry for me while you was sending dirty messages back did ya? Or selling the story to the paper. (sic)"
Jacqui hasn't responded to Megan.
It's thought she and Pete dated at the beginning of this year, before he got together with Megan. Pete and Megan began dating at the end of February and fans later saw the couple make their relationship official on TOWIE's seventeenth series.
Since then, things had appeared to be going strong between Megan and Pete. They have been filming out in Marbella for TOWIE's upcoming series, and had looked so loved-up while celebrating Megan's birthday. Pete had surprised her with a bouquet of flowers and a Rolex watch, prompting Megan to gush about him underneath an Instagram post of her gifts.
She said: "I can't explain what an amazing boyfriend I have! This has been the best birthday I've ever had and I can't get over how much this boy has spoilt me.... Im speechless! I love you."
Pete, meanwhile, had credited Megan for making him a "better geezer" and just days ago, paid tribute to their relationship.
He tweeted: "We are a misunderstood couple but I can't put in to words how lucky I am to have a bird that stands by me like she does...@Megan_Mckenna_."
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