Get a room! TOWIE's Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone head out for dinner and stop for a PDA
19:26 GMT, 6 May 2012
Last year they had quite an up and down relationship as the main couple on TOWIE.
However, things finally seem to have settled down for Mario Falcone and Lucy Mecklenburgh.
The young and in love couple headed out for a romantic meal for two at Alec's Restaurant in Essex, last night.
Mario could not keep his hands off his girlfriend and as they left the venue after the meal he leaned in for a long kiss.
Save all your kisses: Mario Falcone and Lucy Mecklenburgh showed the world how they feel about each other, last night in Essex
Lucy was dressed smart casual in a pair of jeans with a white blouse, a black jacket and wedges, while Mario opted for boat shoes, skinny jeans and a V-neck detail jumper.
Both reality TV stars tweeted about their dinner date together and gushed about how much they enjoyed themselves.
Mario said: 'Wicked night with @lucy_meck… Was great bumping into sharpy & Frankie… Just like the old days! Night people x'.
Lucy certainly looked happier back on her home turf than she had earlier this week at the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World party.
Catch your breathe: Mario and Lucy have been especially close this year after overcoming a troubled past
It was alleged that the management team of Tulisa Contostavlos had given strict instructions to security that they wouldn't allow their client to attend if anyone from The Only Way Is Essex was allowed in.
School kids: Sam Faiers and Lucy were snapped together when they were younger
And as Tulisa had topped the poll, organisers were said to be keen to follow orders so they could secure her attendance.
Lucy was even prevented from walking the red carpet and to add insult to injury she was told she could attend the party once Tulisa had decided to call it a night and leave.
The snub left Lucy devastated after she'd spent the day getting ready and had even got a new outfit for the big night out.
She wrote on Twitter ahead of the party: 'So flattered that I'm in #FHM100sexiest in the world !!!! I can't believe it !!! Can't wait for the party tonight!!xx.
'Just got the most beautiful Haute Hippie nude feather dress from @Vanilla_Style ! Can't wait to wear it later #FHM100sexiest.'
But a little while later she was left 'upset' and seemed to take a dig at Tulisa as she wrote: 'People need to remember where they come from !!!!! I'm soo upset.'
Ever the supportive boyfriend, Mario quickly tried to cheer her up as he gushed: 'Be home soon baby, don't b upset! Love you xxx.'
Lucy was left cracking up earlier today when a friend posted a picture of her and co-star Sam Faiers as children on the social network site.
The picture shows the two girls in their school uniforms lying on the grass, perhaps working on their tans.