Sam Faiers and Joey Essex 'still in love'
Sam Faiers has admitted she Joey Essex are still in love despite an argument in Spain earlier this month
Sam Faiers and Joey Essex are still "very much still in love".
The former 'The Only Way is Essex' star admitted she still has strong feelings for her former 24-year-old co-star despite a turbulent holiday in Marbella earlier this month when it was thought the on/off couple had split up.
Speaking to Yahoo! at the launch of new package delivery retailer, Doddle, the 23-year-old said: "Regardless of our argument in Spain and what's gone on, with us two we love each other.
"We are very much still in love and we plan our future together, we just have a bit of a rocky road sometimes, just like a lot of young people for us."
The couple first shacked up together four years ago, but have had an unsettled relationship during which they have been engaged but split up several times.
However, Sam says it was the pressure of the ITV2 reality show and the focus from the media which impacted on their relationship.
She explained: "Unfortunately for us it gets dramatised and bits get added in - me and Joey just sit together and read it and laugh about it sometimes."
Despite their troubles, Sam is optimistic about their future and enthused that the loved-up pair would love to move in and have children together.
Sam added: "I love babies and I love children, in the future I'd love to have a big family.
"But not yet though, Joey and I would like to live together first, we've never even lived together so the next step would be to live together and that would probably come along afterwards.
"Obviously we're both busy and working on our careers and chasing our dreams, but eventually we'd like to live with each other."
Sam and Joey were speaking at the launch of Doddle, a brand new collection and returns retailer that is opening a network of shops in and around train stations around the country.
Shoppers wishing to take advantage of the newcollect, send and return service can do so by registering at www.idoddle.it/register