They grew close to each other when they both appeared on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
And now 18 months after reports hit the headlines, model Amy has finally revealed the truth – that Joey DID ask her for a fake relationship.
Speaking candidly in Now magazine, she said: “To be honest that was a horrible experience. If someone says to you: ‘Hey, let’s be in a fake relationship!’ you’re like: ‘No, that’s not what I want!’ I didn’t even know that kind of thing went on.”
Her response probably wasn’t what the former TOWIE star was expecting as she admits: “I said: ‘No you can take me on a date’. We’d been friends until then but suddenly he wanted more. I remember people saying we could me managed as a couple and when I said: “No I want to do my own thing,’ he stopped talking to me, just like that.”
The pretty blonde struggled with the rejection and hurt for some time because she “thought he liked her”.
“I spent Christmas sobbing into my pillow. Looking back, I feel so silly,” she admits.
Amy is now in a happy relationship with millionaire Rob.
We’ve reached out to Joey for comment.