TOWIE bombshell Ella Rae Wise has admitted that she finds it hard to trust people since joining the show.
The 20-year-old reality star joined the cast of ITVBe series in 2019 and her love life has pretty much dominated the latest series.
She's managed to catch the eye of Brentwood lothario Pete Wicks as well as newcomer Roman Hackett.
Model and lifestyle manager Roman, who is family friends with fellow TOWIE newbie Dani Imbert, slid into Ella's DMs after she posted a "mad photo" on social media.
The duo came face to face for the first time while filming scenes for the TV show and they appeared to hit it off over a drink.
Dishing the dirt on the latest gossip with her and 18-year-old hunk Roman, Ella gushed: "Roman is so lovely. It's early days.
"I don’t really know him as a person yet. I haven’t spent enough time with him.
"I don't think anything will happen with me and Pete. We're just flirty friends and it's been quite stressful."
She added: "A romance may bloom with me and Roman."
Ella's career has gone from strength to strength since she first appeared on our screens but the TV personality says that she hasn't let her fame go to her head.
"It hasn't changed my life massively because I'm still grounded but it's more to do with going out and being noticed," the former hairdresser said.
"When we're out we have to have our wits about us more.
"Last weekend I went out and I had a drink, and when I was younger I’d get drunk and be in a state but I’d never get like that because you can't trust anyone. Even when it comes to friends or boyfriend.
"It’s really hard but I say to my mum I’ve got friends for different occasions and I still keep my private life private."
Ella has been involved in a few catfights since stepping foot in front of the cameras, more recently with her former bestie Kelsey Stratford.
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Opening up about the shock fallout, she said: "I do hope we can become friends. Maybe not as close as we used to be but just for everyone else’s sake as well.
"We’ve got so many mutual friends and it makes it hard when it comes to birthdays and stuff.
"I don’t want it to be awkward. I want to be able to speak to her.
"We lived in each other’s pockets for two and a half years. It’s hard."
Catch Ella on The Only Way Is Essex Sundays at ITVBe at 9pm
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