Maria Fowler says that she has nearly been driven to suicide by claims that she used to work as a £600 per hour escort.
But it seems the fallout from the story just got worse for the 25-year-old, as she has been dumped by her TOWIE co-star Mick Norcross.
And to add insult to injury, the 48-year-old has already been seen out hand-in-hand with his new love interest, Essex beauty Jacqui Adams.
Replacement: Mick Norcross has dumped TOWIE co-star Maria Fowler following claims that she used to work a an escort, and is already dating 25-year-old Jacqui Adams
Shock: As recently as tonight’s episode of TOWIE Maria was seen talking to Lauren Pope about her relationship with Mick
According to The Daily Star, the pub landlord stepped with 25-year-old Adams to Essex eatery Masons on Friday.
This was a particularly insensitive move, given that it is restaurant he took Fowler for their first date.
And driving the knife in further, the pair had taken to Twitter that morning to boast about the forthcoming night out.
Distraught: Maria says that claims she worked as a £600 per night escort are completely false, and have made her feel suicidal
Jacqui posted that she was ‘up far too early’, to which Mick replied: ‘you must be looking forward to tonight!’
According to the Daily Star, Mick even shouted: ‘Oi, where’s Maria?’ outside the Brentwood restaurant as they left that evening.
Maria was seen talking to Lauren Pope about her relationship with Mick as recently as tonight’s episode of TOWIE.
In ruins: The reality star say that her ‘whole life is a mess’ following the stories
Mick reportedly broke up with her only hours after hearing the supposed revelations about her past.
It has been claimed that Maria worked as an escort for the Carltons agency.
Maria has denied the ‘evil’ stories, saying: ‘This has ruined my life. My whole world is a mess.
‘When I heard what was going to be printed I felt suicidal.’
Happier times: Maria and Mick were still going strong on an outing to Essex club Sugar Hut earlier this month
The reality star says that while it is true that she was employed by Carltons for two years, she only did promotional work, and never slept with a client.
Ironically Mick’s new sweetheart is said to have bedded a string of celebrities, including Calum Best, Jade Goody’s ex Jeff Brazier, and Mike Skinner.
Maria took to Twitter last night to express her gratitude to supportive fans, writing: ‘Thanks so much for your continued nice messages and support….. its helping me more than you could possily comprehend… xxxx’
Insensitive: Mick reportedly took his new girlfriend to Masons, the restaurant where he and Maria shared their first date
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