THE Only Way Is Essex turned emotional as Harry Derbridge’s mother burst into tears after meeting his new boyfriend – following his split from Junaid Ahmed.
The 29-year-old beauty influencer and his boyfriend had a brief fling in April before deciding they would get along better as friends.
Since then, Harry has made it clear he has moved on, speaking about his new relationship on TOWIE.
In the dramatic fifth episode, Emotions run high when relationships and feelings come to the fore.
At a family gathering, Harry tells his mother how happy he is with Joe and how excited he is about the future.
Harry’s mother becomes emotional as she admits that she has never seen Harry so happy and has noticed a positive change in him.
Karen said before bursting into tears, “You know, all I can say is I just saw such a big difference.”
“I’m almost choking on my breath, I’ve seen such a big difference in him, he’s so happy, he’s smiling all the time,” she continued, sobbing.
Harry cried as he heard his mother describe the “difference” she noticed since dating Joe.
But has Joe won the approval of Harry’s family?
We’ll have to see in the next episode.
Before Junaid, Harry was engaged to a friend Dean Rowland before they stopped in October.
It was recently announced that he would be joining the cast of Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins alongside his ex Bobby Norris.
Earlier this month, the TV favorite hinted he was taken off the market after sharing a photo of him holding the mystery man’s leg under a table and showing a love heart emoji.
Since then, the couple has spent a lot of time together and been photographed several times as if they were in love.
They recently posed for photos at the Sheesh restaurant in Brentwood, Essex, as well as at another pub recently.
During a question and answer session on Instagram, Harry also teased that he would like to become a father in the future.
A fan asked him during a Q&A session, “Do you want kids?” You would be a great father.”
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Harry replied: “One day I would love children! I always said I wanted children!”
“Joe is a father to [a little boy] and I love him, he is the sweetest boy ever and I love seeing Joe as a father.