See how TOWIE’s Ricky and Geordie Shore star Marnie’s romance has progressed
With Marnie a key member of the Geordie Shore cast and Ricky being one of the TOWIE alumni, these two have brought the two popular shows together in the cutest way.
Our gallery charts how the couple’s whirlwind relationship has progressed over the months.
Before getting together with Marnie, Ricky splits from girlfriend Jessica Wright after more than two and a half years together in October 2014.
Meanwhile Marnie starts dating Dan Sloane in late 2014 but the relationship comes to an end a few months later.
The Newcastle lass is first spotted with Ricky when they’re snapped sharing a cheeky kiss at the National Television Awards in January 2015.
A coy Marnie Simpson plays it down at the time, saying: ‘Ricky Rayment and I kissed goodbye leaving a party in London. I’m single and a kissed a boy goodbye. Big deal!’
But the duo quickly become inseparable. By early February they start popping up in each other’s social media snaps and they make it clear that they’re an item when they step out holding hands.
In March Ricky and Marnie open up about their romance during their first photoshoot together for Now. It’s obvious that they already know each other inside-out as they reveal all in a game of Mr & Mrs.
They even confess that they ‘plan to marry and have kids’ one day – blimey!
By April ‘Rarnie’ are ready to take their first holiday together and jet off to Lanzarote for some fun in the sun. They follow it up with a trip to Florida accompanied by Ricky’s family and both stars share adorable pictures from the vacation on Instagram.
Ricky announces in May that he’s leaving TOWIE and it sparks speculation that he could be about to join his girl on Geordie Shore, something he’s quick to deny.
Their love is clearly still stronger than ever though. In June the daring Essex boy gets a tattoo honouring Marnie when he gets an inking of a letter M done next to a small heart – now that’s dedication!
Later that month Ricky goes into the Geordie Shore house where Marnie is filming and pops the question. Many raise an eyebrow saying that they’re moving too fast but the former TOWIE star has ‘never been happier.’
Sadly the couple’s joy doesn’t last as they confirm in September that they’ve broken up.
Click through above to see Marnie Simpson and Ricky Rayment’s love story in pictures.
Watch Ricky and Marnie play Mr and Mrs HERE!