After a two-year relationship, TOWIE’s Sam Faiers and Joey Essex were both understandably upset when they called off their engagement in May.
Reflecting on their disastrous holiday in Marbella – which ended their engagement – Sam, 22, said she knew she had to walk away from their romance, before they began hating each other.
“Joey has since said it was the hardest thing he’s ever had to do because he loved me so much, and still does, and he didn’t want to lose me,” she says during our exclusive interview and shoot for Reveal magazine.
“I told him it may have been the best thing for us because we were going to end up hating each other and resenting each other.
“After we finished I said, ‘Right, that’s it” and I just cut all ties with him, even though it was hard. It was horrible, and it was gutting, but it was the right thing to do.
“But then we started filming in Vegas again and all those feelings came back.”
Despite last week’s episode when Joey, 23, refused to kiss her, Sam admits they have been kissing and texting off-camera.
“We’ve been keeping it really casual and taking it slow,” she says.
“After we got engaged, the pressure on our relationship caused us to argue.
“Now both of us are a bit scared to throw ourselves back into it because we don’t want it to go back to how it was.”
Full Story in REVEAL magazine issue 45
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