Jamie Laing's ex-girlfriend is his 'rock'
Jamie Laing's ex-girlfriend is his "rock" - but he doesn't want to be with her.
The 'Made in Chelsea' star recently sparked speculation he had reunited with former girlfriend Tara Keeney but he insists they are not getting back together because he is too busy with other things.
He said: "Tara's the only girl where it's not really the chase. She's almost like my rock - she's been with me from the beginning.
"In the nicest way possible, if I wanted to be with a girl, I'd be with her. But I just don't think it's gonna work right now. With my business and my lifestyle, I can't have a girlfriend."
The 26-year-old star admits he loves Tara, 20, "to bits", and though he doesn't want to date her, he will "always" indulge her with romantic gestures.
He told Now magazine: "Me and Tara, we've had an ongoing relationship for three years.
"I love her to bits - she's the best in the world. But I'm just not in a position to be settling down at the moment.
"She's amazing, she's great and the funniest girl ever.
"And yeah, I bought her Valentine's Day roses and kissed her while she rejected me, but I'm the cheeky guy who will always do that."