Sam Faiers wishes her 'little baby' Joey Essex a happy birthday

Sam Faiers has wished her on-off boyfriend of three years Joey Essex a happy birthday.

The TOWIE star publicly congratulated the reality TV star on Twitter. "Happy birthday to my little baby @JoeyEssex_ 😘😘😘😘 wish I was there xxxxx," read the sweet message.


Joey Essex and Sam Faiers have been dating on-off since 2011

Joey is spending his special day in Ibiza, where he has flown out with his close male friends. But that hasn't stopped him from thinking about his girlfriend.

An hour before Sam sent out her birthday message, Joey posted a picture of both of them kissing, which he captioned: "Love you Samantha Faiers".

The 23-year-old Essex beauty recently revealed that her relationship with boyfriend Joey is "easier" now that they are both no longer on the show.

She also confessed that her recent Crohn's diagnosis "focused" her.

Speaking to Sunday People magazine, Sam said, "Those hard times with my health have taught me who my nearest and dearest are.


"Through everything, that's all you need," she added.


The couple rekindled their romance in March this year after calling it quits in June 2013, just two months after getting engaged in Dubai.