Anyone with even a passing knowledge of Geordie Shore will know that Gary and Charlotte's on again / off again relationship did much to raise the ratings of the MTV reality show.
As a result, it's no surprise that many thought Charlotte might have had a hand in Gary's decision to call time on his two-year relationship with Lillie Lexie Gregg whom he met while filming Ex on the Beach.
But, according to Lillie, Charlotte had nothing to do with Gary's choice to end their romance.
Speaking to the Mirror Online, Lillie admitted that her boyfriend's commitment to the reality TV show was the reason they decided to part ways.
"Charlotte has nothing to do with it. Basically, he [Gary] was put in a situation where he was given the option to choose between me and Geordie Shore."
Reflecting on the ultimatum which was issued to her ex, Lillie explained: "He was told he would have to leave the show that day if he picked me. It was a daunting decision for him because that’s his bread and butter."
Sounding remarkably understanding, Lillie, who has recently been publicly humiliated by boyfriend Stephen Bear, acknowledged: "The show is all he’s ever known."
"It was the hardest decision of his life but ultimately he picked Geordie Shore," she said.
Between Gary and Bear, Lillie's definitely due some good fortune in the love department.