Mark, Arg and Joey seal their three-way bromance with a night on the town… but Lauren Goodger isn”t far behind!
The last few months have been somewhat turbulent for the Towie men, with conflicting love lives and egos putting a strain on their friendship.
So it was doubtless in a spirit of goodwill and reconciliation with which Mark Wright, Joey Essex and James Argent set off to enjoy a night out in Essex.
However trouble wasn”t far behind, as Mark”s ex fiance Lauren Goodger miraculously turned up at the same club.
Chasing his shadow! Mark Wright hit Essex club faces with pals James “Arg” Argent and Joey Essex last night- but was hotly pursued by ex fianc Lauren Goodger
Joining the party: Things have ben a bit tense between Joey Essex and Mark since their respective relationships with Sam Faiers, but the pair seem to be moving past that
Perhaps catching wind that her former love was heading for Faces, Lauren abandoned her night in, and set out to see what the boys were up to.
The 25-year-old showed up wearing a black polka dot dress with a daring pair of over-the-knee black leather boots.
She tweeted before leaving: “Out for dinner and drinks we got bored staying in haha!x”
Clearly keen to stay one step ahead of any gossip, Mark took to Twitter during the evening, writing: “just to confirm i am not dating anybody !! #paperrumours !!”
The pair infamously spent a night together a couple of weeks ago, after which Lauren became much more vocal about her feelings for Mark- which she had previously claimed were laid to rest.
Speaking to new! magazine, she said: “Me and Mark will love each other for the rest of our lives. We have history and were childhood sweethearts.
“Regardless of if we end up together or not, those feelings will always be there.
“We”ve spoken most days. We”re just friends. I think he likes to talk to me as it gives him a bit of a break from everything that”s going on [work-wise].
“We still say, ‘I love you.’ At the end of every text, it’s, “Good night, love you.”
Lauren admitted however that the pair had become engaged too soon, adding: She added: “I want it to be perfect and I want to be happy. When I said yes, it was half-hearted, and I don”t want it to be like that.
Things have also been a little tense between Mark and Joey, since Joey”s ex Sam Faiers briefly dated Mark before he entered the I”m A Celebrity jungle.
Though he is now moving on, Joey was still very much in love with Sam at the time.
A budding romance between Joey and Mark”s sister Jessica has complicated things further- with the pair sharing their second public kiss at Arg”s medieval-themed 24th birthday party.
Meanwhile Arg has been trying to raise his profile as the self-dubbed new “king” of Essex following Mark”s departure from TOWIE.
Made it up: Joey and Mark looked as though they”d let bygones be bygones as they snuggled up in their taxi together on their way home
New king of Essex Arg looked more than comfortable as he reclined in the front seat of the taxi
As such he”s been very keen to get in shape- although by the looks of things he”s relaxed his diet somewhat over the Christmas holiday.
“I”m going to enjoy myself over Christmas, no point in saying no to all that lovely food. I”ll just cut out bad habits on New Year,” he told new! magazine.
He has also hinted that he”s keen to start his own TV show, confessing to the Sun: “Everyone on TOWIE wants their own show and I”d love to do one.
“I can”t say too much at the moment, but let”s just say I”m in talks.”
Didn”t show: Mark and Joey”s ex Sam Faiers chose to spend the evening with her new boyfriend TJ
Cheerful Arg tweeted before their night out yesterday evening: “Just about ae sing at Michaela”s 21st party, its amazing here! Then heading to Faces with the boys for our end of Xmas Party! Any excuse lol”
He”s clearly having a heavy week, as he”d written earlier in the day: “In Camden getting a Fancy Dress Outfit for NYE! Iv already done Sonic, Ninja Turtle, Fred Flintstone, Convict, Dean Martin…What now guys”
The singer had better slow things down soon, as it appears he is already feeling little worse for wear.
He tweeted this afternoon: “Woken up in @MarkWright_ Flat Suffering after our lock-in at Faces last night! Meeting in regards to a new project today, So excited!”
Little awkward: Joey made a second move on Mark”s sister Jessica at Arg”s 24th birthday party