Sam Faiers celebrates new boyfriend's birthday with kissing photo

Sam Faiers hasn't been shy about showing her affection for her new boyfriend Paul Day, and in her latest Instagram snap, the former TOWIE star was seen sweetly kissing her other half. Sam and Paul were celebrating the property developer's birthday with a relaxing date at the spa.

"Happy birthday #bestfriends #spa #love," wrote Sam alongside the photo, including emoticons of a heart and a couple holding hands.

The birthday boy was pictured affectionately embracing his girlfriend and planting a tender kiss on her lips, while Sam, 24, took the selfie on her phone.

Happy birthday ❤️ 👫 #bestfriends #spa #love

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Sam Faiers wished her new boyfriend Paul Day a happy birthday on Instagram

In her second autobiography, blonde beauty Sam – who used to date fellow co-star Joey Essex on-off for three years and was once engaged to him – opened up about her new romance.

The TV star admitted that she didn't expect to find love so soon, after calling time on her and Joey's relationship last September. At first Sam remained coy about her relationship status but in recent weeks, the model has been more vocal about her and Paul's connection.

Get us to the sun ☀️👫❤️👙🍉✈️

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The former TOWIE star and the property developer were first linked after they were seen kissing on a beach in Dubai

"I love that he's his own man," wrote Sam in Secrets and Lies: The Truth Behind the Headlines. "He's successful in his own right, really mature, he's not a loud mouth or attention-seeker or a big drinker. Most importantly he loves and respects me for who I am but still wants to look after me."

"He's so different to Joey in every way and I knew early on it had potential to be serious," she added. "It just works, he's normal and has no wish for fame, he's not even on social media! He's a genuine, down-to-earth guy who works hard for a nice life. I'm so happy".

Cambridge 🚣

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"I love that he's his own man," wrote Sam Faiers in her autobiography

Sam and Paul were first romantically linked in March, when the couple were spotted kissing on a beach in Dubai. The following month she shared a simple photo of her and Paul holding hands, without giving any clues as to who her new man was.

Sam has since shared more loved-up snaps, posting a particularly sweet throwback photo of the couple on holiday together. "Get us to the sun," she wrote.