Joey Essex's cousin Chloe Sims has said that Joey Essex is fine after his split from fellow The Only Way Is Essex cast member Sam Faiers. Sam confirmed earlier this week the pair had split, saying they had grown too close and she was "mothering" Joey!
Chloe told new! magazine about Joey: “He’s definitely not possessive and he’s absolutely fine. It was a mutual decision because they’re both so busy. They’re still friends and speak every day. I think they just felt it was the right thing to do.”
And she insisted that there were no hard feelings between the pair, who first hooked up on the second series of the ITV2 reality show earlier this year.
“They make a lovely couple and it’s a shame, but there’s no bitterness," she said. “Obviously they’re both going to be a little bit upset. I don’t know what will happen in the future but, as far as I know, they’re on a break and he’s not seeing anyone else. We’ll have to see what happens.”
Meanwhile a pal suggested that Joey was jealous of Sam's busy schedule. "Sam's doing loads of work, and Joey gets jealous," the source said. "He hates that she's so smart and independent and doesn't need a man."