Sam Faiers’ boyfriend Paul Knightley has been working hard throughout the lockdown period and has lost two stone in weight.
Paul, 32, has been showing off his impressive new physique on his social media after embarking on a diet and fitness regime, and even kept up with his daily workout sessions during the family’s recent holiday to Spain.
In his and Sam’s exclusive interview with OK!, Paul opens up on why he decided to get fit and reveals that his former TOWIE star girlfriend now can’t keep her hands off him.
On why he embarked on his new fitness regime, Paul told us: “My belly inspired it! I thought if I carried on the same way then the outcome is going to be horrendous.
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“I started doing virtual personal training sessions and I’ve lost two stone. My abs are coming back but the biggest benefit is how I feel in myself.
“I wasn’t really buying into it beforehand but then each day I felt better in myself. I’ve trained every single day for four-and-a-half months.
“It’s given me more energy, and the endorphins make me so happy. It’s worked complete wonders for me. I feel like so many good things have happened in other aspects of my life.”
Sam, 29, gushed: “I’m so proud of him – it’s not easy. He didn’t have a day off on holiday, whereas I took three sets of gym clothes and didn’t go once.”
Former TOWIE star Sam, who is mum to Paul, four, and two-year-old Rosie, said she fancies her man even more now.
She said: “He keeps walking around topless in his gym shorts and I keep catching a look of him and I say, ‘Look at you, you hunk.'”
Paul added: “She’s all over me like a rash [laughs]. I have to take my top off as it gets soaked in sweat, and I’ll literally see her just following me”.
The pair moved to Surrey just before lockdown with their two young children and have been enjoying settling into their new home and area.
Of how they found lockdown, Paul said: “I didn’t think we could get any closer, because we already do everything together and we really love each other, but we really have.
“Our lives are usually so fast-paced and so we just enjoyed this quality time together. We’ve had dinner together every night, which is a beautiful thing.”
The Mummy Diaries star Sam added: “I’m now a professional chef! The children don’t really know what’s going on, and have just enjoyed having our undivided attention. Now we’re able to see people again they’ve all noticed how much more grown up they are.”
Sam also revealed that Paul got her a Prada handbag for being such an incredible mum to their two children.
She told us: “Paul is quite sweet though, he surprised me with a Prada bag to say thank you for all I’ve done in lockdown. He thinks I’ve been a super mum!”