Stacey Solomon on Steve-O romance: 'We're taking things slowly'

Stacey Solomon has opened up about her budding romance with Jackass star Steve-O. The couple hit it off while filming Channel 4 reality show The Jump and have since gone on to start dating, although Stacey admits they're taking things slowly.

"I have no idea how it happened – I get really embarrassed (mentioning it). We're just seeing how it goes at the moment," she revealed during an interview with Free Radio. "I remember feeling like this independent woman who was like 'No! I don't want to be with anybody. Stay away.'"

The mother-of-two admitted that her two sons Zachary and Leighton are her main priority, but she realised that she had feelings for Steve-O – real name Stephen Glover - after being upset at the prospect of not seeing him again after the reality show ended.

@officiallysteveo miss you doofus! #JasmineAladdin 😂 X

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"My focus is on my children and my work and then it got to the end of the show and, for some reason, I wasn't happy about the fact that I might never see him again and it went from there."

The couple are currently in a long-distance relationship as Steve-O lives in Los Angeles while Stacey lives in London, and she admits she is cautious about being too open about her feelings at such an early stage in the relationship.

"I don't want to be like 'Ohh! We're in love', and then I don't hear from him ever again. That would be embarrassing," she said.

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However the former Queen of the I'm a Celebrity jungle did confess to missing her new boyfriend in a recent Instagram post.

"@officiallysteveo miss you doofus! #JasmineAladdin", she captioned a selfie of the pair together.

Meanwhile Steve-O took to Twitter on Tuesday to express his excitement at being reunited with Stacey.

"Less than two days until I'm on a plane headed to see my sweetheart! @StaceySolomon Woohoo!!!" he wrote.

The funnyman Steve-O also posted a picture of them posing together at the end of January, describing Stacey as the "coolest chick ever".

Stacey was previously engaged to Aaron Barnham until April 2014, while Steve-O's last serious relationship was with Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis.

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