They only married a year ago – but Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan have recently had to fight off rumours of a split.
Speculation began when Michelle, 29, moved to South Africa for work – and more recently Mr Wright jetted off to Las Vegas for a lads holiday.
That and on occasion Michelle has been seen without her wedding ring.
Now, 29-year-old Mr Wright has taken to Instagram to reiterate that all is well in his marriage. The Towie star posted an image of a delicious looking BLT, leading us all to believe that the couple are still very much together, for lunch at least.
“The missus don't mess about when it comes to BLTs…” he wrote to his 1.2m followers on the social media platform.
Mark’s sister, fellow Towie star Jessica, spoke to The Sun recently about her brother’s relationship, stating "it’s awful for them but they have to rise above it and they do. I feel so bad for them because you don’t want to have negative vibes around your relationship."
As firm believers in true love, Mark and Michelle, we’re rooting for you! Here’s to many more BLTs in your future.
Jessica Wright is apparently not going to be appearing in the next series of The Only Way is Essex.
The 29-year old reality TV star is going to be focusing on some new upcoming TV projects instead, according to insiders. Perhaps she’s taking a leaf out of brother Mark’s book then?
According to The Sun, Jessica will be leaving the show at the end of the current series. As well as other possible TV ventures, the brunette has also reportedly planned to become a published author, as well as her successful swimwear collection with Ann Summers.
Like other cast members of the show who used TOWIE as a means to project their celebrity careers, Jessica is apparently eager to venture into new projects after five years with the successful series.
Jessica’s brother Mark Wright has had numerous hosting gigs and TV appearances since leaving TOWIE, including Strictly Come Dancing.
An insider is reported to have told The Sun that Jessica “has built up a good set of contacts” in order to pursue her next projects seriously.
The reality star is has also used her role on the show to help her high street and online boutique take off, as well as trying to get her music career started. Unfortunately for Jess, the music industry wasn’t an easy nut to crack as all three of her singles failed to make much of an impact on British charts.
Having had a troubled relationship with fellow TOWIE cast member Ricky for two years, Jessica is currently dating football player Connor Wickham.
Ricky, 24, has previously made some not so subtle digs at Jessica in an interview with Star magazine which has apparently led to Jessica’s most recent Instagram post. Ricky is now dating Marnie Simpson, familiar to anyone who’s a fan of Geordie Shore.
While the reports are circulating that this series of TOWIE will be Jess’s last, her representatives has as of yet not made an official statement.
It looks like TOWIE may be about to lose one of its founding members.
It has been reported that Jessica Wright, one of the longest starring people on the show, is planning on leaving after the current series.
Speaking to The Sun, an insider explained that “Jess has had a great run and it has opened a lot of doors for her.”
The source went on to explain the many different career options that the 28-year-old would have available to her when she did leave the show.
“She’s got a successful swimwear collection with Ann Summers, a deal to write novels and now she’s looking at other options in television.”
“She’s always wanted to give presenting a go and has built up a good set of contacts to make it happen,” the insider revealed. “There is plenty to keep her busy.”
The ex-girlfriend of Ricky Rayment will be by no means the first person to leave the show in recent years.
Michelle Keegan’s husband and Jessica’s brother, Mark Wright, left the show in 2011 after the third season, while their cousin Elliott quit when he moved to Spain. Although that did mean an exciting appearance on the Marbella special.
Ricky Rayment has also left the show and is now dating Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson.
It's by now well-know that cast members of The Only Way Is Essex don't do low-key getaways.
Everything is five-star, high-end, and OTT.
So it's understandable that their elaborate holiday wardrobes really stand out from the crowd – and no more so than during the gang's annual jaunt to Marbella.
Yesterday, and following a luxurious week-long stay, the Towie guys and gals enjoyed their final day in the Spanish sun.
And evidently, the ladies were intent on going out with a bang.
Georgia Kousoulou opted for a skimpy red swimsuit which was cut high on her leg. It also sported a plunging neckline and she accessoried with nude strappy sandals. It was similar to one that Chloe Sims had worn earlier in the week, though that version had a criss-cross tie detail on the waist- and bust-lines.
Meanwhile, Jessica Wright opted for a cut-out maxi dress, which she wore with gladiator flats and oversized aviators.
Lauren Pope was breathtaking in a sheer black kaftan with criss-cross detail on the bust-line.
Lydia Bright decided on a seriously sexy black one-piece which showed-off plenty of cleavage, and open-toe black stilettoes. She also had on a fedora hat and shades.
Ferne McCann shunned swimwear in favour of a blue-printed jumpsuit and flat black wedged sandals
Chloe Sims had several stand-out looks over the course of the holiday: a beautiful yellow playsuit teamed with muted accessories, a green caped playsuit which she wore with canary yellow suede shoes, and a white peplum swimsuit in a Grecian style.
Danielle Armstrong had on a chic nude bikini and matching nude sandals. Over her swimwear she wore a sheer white waistcoat with lace detail.
Gemma Collins yesterday decided on a multi-coloured maxi which she wore with flip-flops embellished with glittery ribbons. She also carried a beige tote and had on cat-eye sunglasses.
Incredibly, the reality TV show is now on its 15th series. Prior to their arrival in Spain, it was reported that the ten main cast members had spent a total of €8,800 on various beauty treatments in preparation for the Towie cameras following their every move.
However Jessica now claims that Ricky was smitten with her and even had plans to propose. "I heard that he'd picked out a ring for me and that he was going to propose. If he really is such a little kid then why would he have done all of that?," she said to friends on the most recent episode of the show.
It's clear Ricky, who is now seeing Geordie Shore's Marnie Simpson, wasn't happy with Jessica painting him as a lovesick singleton… and he responded in a big way on Twitter yesterday when OK! magazine tweeted a link to an article featuring Jessica's quotes.
Ricky was quick to reply to them in his defence, saying, "no I was just drunk at a wedding talking shit.. the same wedding I met Lydia lucy at."
@OK_Magazine no I was just drunk at a wedding talking shit.. the same wedding I met Lydia lucy at
Jessica Wright and Ricky Rayment are one of TOWIE's longest lasting couples, but now it appears their relationship is on the rocks.
The couple, who have been together for two years, were filmed having a blazing row on Monday night outside a nightclub in Essex.
The argument, which will be shown on tonight's episode of the show, was sparked when Jess confronted Ricky for sending flirtatious private messages to another woman on Twitter – believed to be former X Factor contestant Lydia Lucy. During the fight, Jess can be seen shouting and pointing while Ricky defends himself.
It's not the first time the star couple have dealt with cheating allegations. They split briefly last year when Ricky revealed he had cheated on Jess at the beginning of their relationship.
"It is true. I did cheat on you. I can't look at your face and say it didn't happen," Ricky said at the time.
A friend of the pair says Jess is hurt that Ricky has messed her around once again. "Jess is furious. Ricky has cheated before, so this is totally unacceptable to her. She found flirty messages between him and Lydia and it felt like history repeating itself."
Ricky was apparently annoyed that his girlfriend started an argument while the TOWIE cameras were rolling, rather than doing it in private. "She confronted him during filming, which really upset Ricky," said the source. "He felt she could have asked him off camera, so it got his back up."
Although the pair have survived arguments in the past, friends are worried that this could be the end for Jess and Ricky. “It was heated – they were screaming," said the insider. "She expected him to just apologise but instead the row could end their two-year relationship.”
Although the couple have yet to comment on their public fight, Jess didn't appear too cheery on Twitter on the day of the row:
Somedays you just have to create your own sunshine