Pete Wicks has admitted that he’s been secretly sleeping with his TOWIE co-star Chloe Sims for the last two years.
The stars have always publicly painted the picture that they’re nothing more than BFFs.
But now, reality hunk Pete has revealed the truth.
Pete, 31, says he and Chloe, 37, have been in a secret sexual relationship since 2018.
He told The Sun : “Yes our relationship has been more than just a friendship. It has been romantic.
“There have definitely been blurred lines over the last two years. We haven’t been officially seeing each other but there’s definitely been times it’s been more than just a friendship.”
The “blurred lines” have seemingly made things difficult for the close friends, who didn’t speak to each other for six months after a huge fight in January.
The mysterious fight has caused not only viewers but also their co-stars to question if there was something going on between them that no one else knew about.
The shocking details of their secret fling are set to be revealed in tonight’s explosive episode, with Chloe and Pete heading into couple’s counselling to sort out their issues.
Pete added: “It’s probably the worst kept secret in TV but yes there is a lot of love between us.
“I do love her and she is one of the most important people to me and hopefully I am to her but we have subsequently made a mess of our friendship.”
The long-haired hunk went on to admit that maintaining their friendship became more and more difficult with the more intimate time they spent together.
Pete said their couple’s counselling session was just a one off and that they need to take part in more of them to really iron out their issues.
Fans may be hoping to see the pair officially become a couple now that everything’s out in the open, but Pete ruled it out.
He said they are “better off just as friends” after making a “real mess of everything”.
He added that the problem they now face is finding a way to move forward as friends after everything that’s happened between them.
* TOWIE airs tonight at 9pm on ITVBe