Mummy's boy Mario Falcone

Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone at the Urban Music Awards

Mario Falcone and Lucy Mecklenburgh

The Only Way Is Essex's Mario Falcone admits he is a ''mummy's boy''.

Mario Falcone is a "mummy's boy".

The 'Only Way Is Essex' hunk explained while he was initially keen for his on-off girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh - who openly admitted to cheating on him during the third series of the ITV2 reality show - to move in with him, he didn't want her to become a replacement for his mother.

He said: "I'm a real mummy's boy. I need to live on my own and learn to fend for myself. I didn't want Lucy to be a replacement for my mum and for it to ruin our relationship."

While the 23-year-old bespoke tailor thought his family would "go mental" when they learned of Lucy's deception, Mario insists they know how happy the brunette beauty makes him and so have had to accept her.

He added in an interview with new! magazine: "I thought they'd go mental, but Lucy contacted them all individually and apologised. They all know how upset she is and that she's learned her lesson.

"At first they said, 'Don't go near her again'. But they calmed down. They haven't told me to ditch her. They have with other girlfriends, but with Lucy I've always been happy. It's the first time they've seen a girl have a really big effect on me."


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