TOWIE star Chloe Sims has shared an emotional statement online as Pete Wicks went public about their secret two-year romance.
Pete, 31, revealed today (October 4) he's been in a secret sexual relationship with his TOWIE co-star for two years.
Chloe, 38, has now hit out at the online abuse she's been getting as she penned an emotional Instagram statement.
The blonde bombshell shared a sultry snap which saw her smouldering into the camera while wearing sheer black lingerie.
She wrote in the caption: "MY NAME IS CHLOE SIMS IM 38 IVE GOT A BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER [sic].
"IVE GOT A SUCCESSFUL TV CAREER OF 10 YEARS EVERYTHING I HAVE, IVE WORKED HARD FOR INCLUDING MY BODY [sic].
"I SOMETIMES MAKE DECISIONS ON EMOTION, IM HUMAN. IM STILL PROUD OF WHO I AM REGARDLESS OF THE ABUSE I RECEIVE ON HERE!!"
Friends and fans were quick to support the star, with the post racking up more than 30,000 likes.
Pete himself shared a black love heart on the post and fellow TOWIE babe Georgia Kousoulou wrote: "Say it louder for the people at the back."
Former TOWIE star Vas J Morgan also told his celebrity pal: "I love you so much!!!! You should be incredibly proud and you look insane."
As Geordie Shore's Nathan Henry added: "YOU ARE EVERYTHING."
Revealing their romance today in an interview with The Sun, Pete said: "Yes our relationship has been more than just a friendship. It has been romantic.
"There have definitely been blurred lines over the last two-years. We haven't been officially seeing each other but there's definitely been times it's been more than just a friendship."
He added: "It's probably the worst kept secret in TV but yes there is a lot of love between us.
"I do love her and she is one of the most important people to me and hopefully I am to her but we have subsequently made a mess of our friendship.
The pair will be seen having couples' counselling on the show tonight – with Pete saying they'll "probably need a lot more".
Pete ruled out a potential relationship though, and even suggested it could be too late to save their friendship.
He said: "We have made a real mess of everything. I think we are better off just as friends.
TOWIE continues Sunday at 9pm on ITVBe
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