The former-TOWIE star has been spotted kissing his new girlfriend Charlotte Stuchfield while on holiday in Ibiza

What better way to celebrate your birthday than sharing drinks with your mates and sunning it up in Ibiza? Oh, yeah – a birthday kiss off your new girlfriend as well.

And that’s exactly what former TOWIE-star Joey Essex did to celebrate his 25th birthday.

The birthday boy was seen with getting close and kissing girlfriend Charlotte Stuchfield, who he began dating this summer, not long after his long-distance romance with Bethany Hitch came to an end.

It wasn’t just the pair of lovebirds who were in Ibiza though, as he was joined by best buddy James ‘Diags’ Bennewith, and his girlfriend Fran Parman. Double date!

Joey’s birthday squad had pre-drinks at the Blue Marlin on Tuesday, before heading to Ocean Beach Ibiza Resort to celebrate the big day. Wonder if he had a classic chocolate caterpillar birthday cake?

Joey has talked about girls maybe getting a bit freaked out when dating him in the past, saying: ‘If our relationship gets serious, it’s going to change her life. She’ll en up doing interviews with magazines and photoshoots. I need her to be able to handle the pressure.’

‘Dating me is a life-changing experience.’

Please tell us that is on Joey’s CV.

The Essex-lad previously was engaged to fellow TOWIE star, Sam Faiers, who he first started getting close to back in 2011 when filming the s how. They’re relationship was more on-and-off than a light switch, and they initially split after being together for less than four months. A whole year had passed before they got back together in May 2012, however, they inevitably called it a day on their relationship and their engagement when he headed into the jungle for I’m A Celeb and ended up meeting love rival, Amy Willerton.

Hope you had a reem birthday Joey!

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