Celebs Go Dating's Stephanie Pratt and Joey Essex 'split' after a month of dating

Published Monday, Oct 17 2016, 08:45 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Celebs Go Dating stars Stephanie Pratt and Joey Essex have reportedly split.

The couple, who first went public with their romance a month ago, are believed to have already ended their relationship. According to reports, the pair decided to call it quits due to their busy working schedules.

Stephanie Pratt and Joey Essex date, Celebs Go Dating
14 September

© E4

Steph and Joey on Celebs Go Dating.

A source told Daily Mail: "It's true that Steph and Joey have broken up. It hasn't worked out for a number of reasons, one of which was their schedules. When Steph was in LA she suggested that perhaps they should see other people because they were just from two very different worlds."

"But Steph wishes Joey all the very best and they have parted on good terms," they added.

However, another source has told The Sun on Sunday that Joey split with Stephanie because of the distant between them. While he currently lives in Essex, Stephanie is based in Chelsea.

"Joey wasn't up for spending every minute in Chelsea with Stephanie," they claimed. "He genuinely fell for her and even though they were an unlikely couple, he hoped it could turn into something more serious... but he realised it was never going to work with him spending so much time away from home."

Neither Joey or Stephanie have addressed the split rumours. Although Stephanie did pay tribute to her girl pals Binky Fesltead and Rosie Fortescue for always being there for her. She tweeted: "So lucky to have these girls @BinkyFelstead @RosieFortescue @MeMeLDN always there for me."

Reveal has contacted reps for both reality stars.

Stephanie and Joey initially met while filming for E4 dating show, Celebs Go Dating. They had signed up to Nadia Essex's dating agency and had hoped to find romance with a member of the public. However, Steph and Joey strayed away from the show's concept and ended up falling for each other instead.

They were allowed to go on a date together, and fans had watched Joey cook for Stephanie at his Essex home. She had gushed at the time: "It feels so weird sitting here with Joey, but there's just something about him. I can't stop smiling. He does know how to make a girl feel special."

Stephanie Pratt and Joey Essex selfie, Twitter
16 September

© Twitter / @stephaniepratt

Matchmaker Nadia, meanwhile, had expressed her doubts over the couple and suggested they are not compatible. Steph and Joey, however, had hit back and said they found it "hurtful" that Nadia thought they were not the real deal.

Following the show, Steph and Joey went on to become an official item and Steph had gushed that she and Joey would be "together forever" during an appearance on Celebrity Juice. She also credited Joey for being the first boyfriend she's had that "hasn't wanted to change her. "

She said: "He's been the first boyfriend I have been with that hasn't hinted at me to change, which is a real big thing. I just know I want to be with him."

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