The Only Way Is Essex star is said to be 'gutted' after sexy texts he sent to his ex, Jacqui Ryland, surfaced last week...

TOWIE’s Pete Wicks has broken his silence about his explosive bust-up with co-star girlfriend Megan McKenna.

The 24-year-old has remained pretty silent since those damaging sexting reports emerged that claimed he had been messaging his ex, Jacqui Ryland, whilst he was on holiday with Megan in Barcelona.

Read: Megan McKenna Goes On An Epic Rant About Pete Wicks…

And now, after Megan’s angry rant on Twitter yesterday about people ‘speaking on her behalf’, which read, ‘wow. Certain people, speaking on my behalf in Petes ‘camp’ releasing s*** to press without finding out the truth first’, it’s Pete’s turn to open up.

And according to Reveal, Wicks is ‘gutted’ about how much he’s hurt Megan.

‘Pete never actually cheated, he was just extremely silly’, an insider told the publication.

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‘He feels embarrassed and is gutted he’s hurt Megan. But, if anything, this has really made him realise how much he loves her, and he’s doing anything he can to make it work and prove himself to her.’

The source also added that more may have been going on behind-the-scenes, and has hinted that it might not be totally over for the couple.

‘They’ve been dealing with it maturely and privately,’ the source added.

Read: Did Megan McKenna Send A Message To Pete Wicks On Instagram?

However, Megan’s Instagram seems to be telling a different story, with her cryptic caption that she sent out yesterday.

‘If ever you find yourself doubting you can make it through a challenge, simply think back to everything you overcome in the past 👊🏼’, she wrote.

Sounds like she’s finding a lot of strength at this tough time. But what else would we expect from TOWIE’s toughest gal?