See how the reality star couple's romance blossomed...

Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks quickly became the talk of TOWIE when their relationship first graced our screens in March 2016.

They might have seemed an unlikely couple to some – what with feisty Megan having found fame on Ex On The Beach whilst Pete was busy being a pirate in Essex – but there’s no denying they make a pretty hot pair.

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Here’s how Pegan became a thing, complete with lots of adorbs pictures to show the blossoming of their romance…

EXCLUSIVE ALL ROUNDER - SPECIAL RATES APPLY FOR UK MAGAZINE USAGE - PLEASE CALL TO AGREE FEES Mandatory Credit: Photo by Beretta/Sims/REX/Shutterstock (5768296o) Megan McKenna and Peter Wicks 'The Only Way is Essex' cast, Palma, Mallorca, Spain - 09 Jul 2016

Rumours of Megan and Pete being more than just friends start circulating in March 2016 when preview pictures from the new series of TOWIE are revealed, showing Megan making her debut in the show alongside a certain Mr Wicks.

A source tells The Sun: ‘Pete never falls in love, but is totally bowled over by Megan. He is completely smitten and treats her like a princess.’

Awww. This is soon confirmed when the episode hits screens and Megan gushes about Pete to her pals.

‘I haven’t felt this way, I’m excited and he’s a really good kisser,’ she explains. Ooh!

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Pete soon repays the compliment, saying in an interview that he loves Megan’s feistiness.

‘I like women who can stand up for themselves and who have a bit of fire in their belly,’ he reveals.

The couple are so in sync that they even select the same photo when it comes to posting their first couple image on Instagram and they share the same selfie at Easter too.

Pegan continue to chart their flirtation on TOWIE and also get cheeky with each other on social media. In April they bond over their love of dogs, with Pete jokingly asking Megan if his pup Eric can visit her pooch Daisy for a ‘Netflix and chill’ session.

Sounds like it’s getting serious! And indeed it is, as by the end of the series of TOWIE Megan and Pete are pretty much official.

Soon they’re jetting off to Dubai on holiday together and make us all jealous with their loved-up snaps.

Whilst TOWIE is off air, Megan defends the relationship against ‘showmance’ rumours and explains that she’d known Pete for years before they got together.

‘People don’t understand – people watch TOWIE and think: “Oh they’ve just got together because of the show”,’ she admits.

‘Like, no! We actually knew each other, we had a really good friendship before TOWIE…They think it’s just for the cameras, and it is annoying.’

When TOWIE returns in July, Pete and Megan can’t hide their affection for each other in Palma and go crazy for the old PDAs. They also look super cute on a tandem bike – goals.

Oh, and they show they know how to BURN anyone who disses them.

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Scroll through the pics below to relive the Pegan love…

Anna Francis