Stephanie has been worried about her boyfriend, Sam Reece, for days now, and broke down in the Diary Room earlier this week over concerns about how he would perceive her growing closeness with fellow housemate Jeremy McConnell Cooke.
Jonathan has now admitted that the former ‘Hollyoaks’ actress gave him a message to pass on to her boyfriend, after he announced to the housemates that he was walking away from the show.
Speaking on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side’, Jonathan explained: “The last thing that Stephanie asked me before I left was to find her boyfriend on Instagram and tell him that she loves him very much.
“She really does love her boyfriend. And Stephanie is the sweetest girl.”
While Jeremy has claimed it was “obvious” that he and Stephanie’s relationship was “more than friends”, Jonathan seems less convinced.
He said: “Things can happen in that house but it is not legitimate. You just get so lonely in there.”
However, Stephanie’s message may have fallen on deaf ears, with Sam taking to Twitter on Monday night to say that he was withdrawing support for his girlfriend.
He later clarified that he hadn’t broken up with her via Twitter, but would need to speak to her “face to face” to decide on their future as a couple.
‘Celebrity Big Brother’ airs nightly on Channel 5.