Joey Essex worried his fame will scare girlfriend away
Joey Essex has confessed he's worried his status as a celebrity will scare his new love interest away as dating him is a "life-changing" experience
Joey Essex is scared his new girlfriend won't be able to cope with his fame.
The former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star has confirmed he has met someone he thinks he could "end up" with but is concerned she won't be able to deal with his celebrity status once their relationship becomes public knowledge.
He shared: "I'm just worried [my fame] will freak her out. If our relationship gets serious, it's going to change her life.
"She'll end up doing interviews with magazines and photoshoots. I need her to be able to handle the pressure.
"Dating me is a life-changing experience."
The 25-year-old TV personality was previously seeing a girl named Reem after meeting her while on holiday in Dubai but admits that while she's "a nice girl" he doesn't see a future with her.
And although he was enjoying being single after splitting with former co-star and fiance Sam Faiers last year he thinks his new love interest - whose identity he is yet to reveal - will soon be taking him off the market.
He told MailOnline: "I wasn't looking to meet someone so I really didn't expect all of this.
"I didn't want to get into a relationship because I have been loving the single life - it's amazing. But I think we could end up together. It's definitely heading that way."