Joey Essex didn't believe girl's name was Reem
Joey Essex asked to see proof that a girl's name was Reem when he met her as he didn't believe anyone could have the made-up word he uses to describe things he likes as a proper name
Joey Essex asked to see his date Reem Mesha's driving license because he didn't believe it was her real name.
The former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star met the girl in a nightclub while on holiday in Dubai and was stunned when the beauty told him her name was Reem, the made-up word he uses to describe things he likes.
Joey thought she was joking with him and so asked to see proof it was really her moniker.
In an interview with website Mirror.co.uk, he revealed: "I didn't believe her. I asked her to show me her ID, her driving licence, and I was like 'Oh my god!' She's a nice girl, and her name is actually Reem."
Although Joey and Reem - who is an air stewardess for Emirates airline - hit it off and he posted a photo on Instagram of them together with the caption "Me and Mrs Reem", the reality TV star insists they are just friends at the moment.
He added: "We speak still. We saw each other a week later in the same club, so we met up again, and she's a nice girl. I mean, I don't know what's going on, we're still talking but I'm still on the market put it that way."
Joey has also been getting close to another mystery lady, but insists they're just developing a friendship.
He said: "I'm speaking to someone else, it's not well serious, but quite serious. No, not a girlfriend, just a girl!"
The 24-year-old hunk - who was previously engaged to his 'The Only Way Is Essex' co-star Sam Faiers - has also confirmed his show 'Educating Joey Essex' is returning for a new series and he's promising big things for viewers.
Joey said: "We're doing another 'Educating Joey Essex'. It's 100 percent in the diary. It will be a couple of months.
"I reckon it could be one of the best ones yet. I can't give you a topic but it's brilliant, put it that way."