Joey Essex has had a string of famous girlfriends, but the one fans remember the most is Sam Faiers.
The couple’s relationship has become an important part of TOWIE, as has their eventual heartbreaking breakup.
But with all this past, what has happened between the former couple since?
Joey Essex has dated a long line of famous women (Credit: SplashNews.com)
Joey Essex and Sam Faiers: What happened?
The couple have had an intermittent relationship throughout their time on TOWIE.
They started dating in 2010, only to separate after only a year.
However, they ended up reconciling a year later, in 2012.
Joey and Sam had an intermittent relationship (Credit: Grant Buchanan / FameFlynet.uk.com / SplashNews.com)
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They seemed to be completely in love, and Joey then surprised viewers when he proposed in 2013.
But then things started to change.
As a result, the pair ended up going their separate ways the following year.
Are Joey Essex and Sam Faiers still friends?
Unfortunately, this is not good news.
Joey revealed in 2019 that he hadn’t spoken to Sam for some time.
He said new! magazine: “I haven’t spoken to Sam Faiers for about 25 years. I actually don’t watch TV, so I didn’t have time to catch up with her show.
“The only person I watch on TV is myself. If I’m on TV I’ll run home to see how sick I am. I don’t care about other shows, not even TOWIE, really.
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Who else has Joey Essex dated?
Joey has a long history of dating famous women.
After his split from Sam, Joey began dating a succession of daughters, including TOWIE star Amber Turner, TV presenter Amy Willerton and model Lorena Medina.
He also enjoyed adventures with pop star Rita Ora, The Hills star Stephanie Pratt and influencer Georgie Purves.
He took good care of it!
Joey with his ex-girlfriend Lorena Medina (Credit: Grant Buchanan / SplashNews.com)
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Earlier this year, he explained why he ends up getting rid of his girlfriends after such a short period of time.
He told the Mirror: “People are surprised by this, but that’s why I dump the girls so quickly. I don’t need to waste time and cheat on them. I guess I haven’t found a girl who challenges me.
However, he added that he hopes to settle down and have a family in his 30s.
Earlier this year, he tried his luck on Celebs Go Dating for the third time, but unfortunately has yet to find “The One”.
Joey Essex: Grief and Me airs on BBC One tonight (Thursday, June 3) at 9 p.m. ET.
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