Poor Joey - is he is the latest victim of the TOWIE relationship curse?

Gosh, TOWIE, I just can’t keep up.

One minute Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone are calling off their engagement, the next they’re having some kind of midnight ice skating sesh (who does that?) with added Louboutins thrown in as a grand gesture from Mario to say ‘sorry’ to Lucy for his wandering eye on Twitter.

Next up, Jessica Wright and Ricky Rayment have split because he apparently isn’t committed enough (despite getting down on one knee and giving her a key for his flat in a previous episode).

To be totally honest, I don’t really care about the rest of them. But no – not Joey Essex!

Only the other day Joey and Sam were fawning over each other in a fish market (not glam, not glitzy, but actually cute).

But last night Joey was in actual tears over Sam.

Apparently Sam‘s a tad controlling. And Joey‘s blubbing was hard to watch. It came out of nowhere, and it pulled on my heartstrings, like, properly.

Little Joey in tears? And the poor mite seeking consolation off the likes of Tom Pearce and Diags? Oh, jeez. They’re hardly going to help him!

My heart broke a little bit too. It’s always hard seeing a boy cry, especially when said boy is as cute and silly as Joey. And his friends are totally useless.

I really hope he sorts things out with Sam.

Joey’s the glue holding TOWIE together, what with his silly headbands, fish market lovin’ and jumbled phrases.

Cheer up Joey – and Sam, be a bit nicer to the poor lad!

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