Lauren Pope dating Lewis Bloor
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 July 2014
'The Only Way is Essex' has spawned another couple as Lauren Pope has secretly been darting Lewis Bloor for weeks
Lauren Pope and Lewis Bloor are dating.
'The Only Way Is Essex' stars - who were seen flirting on the latest episode of the ITV2 show on Wednesday (02.07.14) - have reportedly been enjoying a secret fling for weeks after initially locking lips in Marbella, Spain, last month.
A source told heat magazine: "Lewis has always fancied Lauren, but thought she wasn't interested. In Marbs, he made out he was keen on [new girls] Robyn Althasen and Imogen Leaver, but then he and Lauren started getting close - he made a real effort to get her attention. And it worked.
"They were out one night, started flirting and ended up having a kiss. They're really keen on each other."
While sparks are definitely flying between them, the ITV2 reality stars have been reluctant to go public with their romance for fear of ruining things.
An insider said: "Lauren is worried about being seven years older than him, but he's making every effort to be super -charming and show her it doesn't matter. He likes that she's more mature.
"They're keeping a low profile because they don't want to ruin things. As soon as things are on telly, they get complicated. Lauren was embarrassed when it all went wrong with Mario [Falcone] last year and doesn't want that to happen again."