Celebrity Big Brother star Ben Jardine is ‘secretly dating Love Island’s AJ Bunker’
Celebrity Big Brother star Ben Jardine is reportedly dating Love Island's AJ Bunker.
Ben previously found fame thanks to his failed relationship on Married At First Sight while AJ briefly dated Toby Aromolaran on the ITV dating reality show last year.
And their pair are now said to have fallen head over heels with each other, with Ben reportedly soon whisking AJ, who previously claimed people only wanted to date her due to her fame, away on a romantic getaway to Cyprus.
The pair reportedly met while training together for the Celebrity MMA championships, which takes place in just two months time.
A source told the MailOnline: "Ben and AJ have grown close training together, and while they have tried to keep their relationship platonic, there's no denying the chemistry between them.
"Ben is determined to show AJ how much she means to him and taking her away really gives them both the chance to be alone and get to know each other better."
It was also added that Ben fell for AJ early on in their training sessions and told pals that she joked she would only go on a date with him if he won his celebrity fight.
However, it appears that she has been won over early by Ben.
"She wants to get to know him better before getting in a fully-fledged relationship, but it's looking positive between them," they said.
OK! has contacted representatives for Ben and AJ for comment.
Ben, who welcomed his baby daughter Siena Grace in 2018, has been single since splitting from his ex.
Meanwhile, earlier this year, AJ coined her dating life as "awful" while admitting she worried people would "just date her for the fame."
"I definitely get scared that people just want to date for the fame. And I get scared that a guy is going to date me just to be like 'oh, I've been on a date with a Love Island girl,'" AJ told OK!.
She added: "There's some people that you go on dates with and I wonder if they just want me to promote things for them. It's such a scary field to be in because you don't know who is genuine."
AJ admitted she finds it helpful when someone she's dating understands the industry, but she's not after someone with a blue tick by their name.
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