Stephen Bear's girlfriend is believed to have called time on their short romance after he took to social media, pretending that the couple were preparing to welcome twins.
The former Big Brother star, 31, suggested that he and Tia, 18, were set to become happy parents – later resulting in a social media backlash against his "sick" joke.
Now, it's been said that Tia has cut all contact with Stephen and has gone as far as to block his phone number so he cannot contact her.
Speaking to The Sun, a source close to Tia claims she was starting to worry about her reputation because of her relationship.
The insider claimed: "It turns out they weren't ever official, more just friends with benefits, but they had a big argument last week, and now Tia wants nothing to do with him.
"She said it's because he's ruined her reputation and dragged her name through the mud in the influencer world."
"Nobody wants to work with her because she's been connected to him and that she has lost followers and work from it all. She is absolutely livid about his recent pregnancy stunt and has blocked his number," they added.
Stephen Bear branded 'sick' by fans as he admits twins pregnancy post was fake
Just days ago, Stephen laughed on his YouTube channel after seeing the backlash following his pregnancy hoax, saying that people "can't take a joke".
While sat in the living area of the London home he shares with his parents, the Ex On The Beach contestant said: "Happy Monday everyone, or should I say mix it up Monday?
Stephen Bear in twins riddle as fans fume at fake pregnancy announcement
"I thought I'd do a little tweet, just having a laugh. I got this picture on Google [shows camera], like a picture of twins. I thought I'd lighten up everyone's mood today."
He went on to say: "I just feel like you can't have jokes anymore in this society. I don't know if it's just Twitter, but on YouTube, everyone seems a lot more fun.
"I go on Twitter and everyone's so angry, so miserable, they're so annoyed I've done a tweet pretending to have twins. Even though I do want twins.
"I'm curious to see what the public would think if I did have babies."
However, social media didn't seem too pleased by his choice of joke, with one person tweeting: "You've absolutely lost it, how is that funny using someone else's pregnancy picture? Just admit you were wrong, end of the story."
While a second penned: "Googling photos of pregnancy scans now? Such a weird and toxic bloke on many levels."
"Just call it a day now, you're embarrassing yourself," said another.
Shortly after Stephen's prank, Tia took to social media saying: "I don't condone what's been posted and I certainly don't have any control over what other people post that's their choice!" she wrote.
"I don't understand why my name has once again been dragged into a situation that is out of my control… it's not fair."
Daily Star has approached Stephen Bear for comment.
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