Ashley James was seen getting very close to US singer Ginuwine during their time in the Celebrity Big Brother house.
But despite her hopes of it turning into something on the outside world, she’s cut contact with him after finding out she "couldn’t trust him".
Speaking exclusively to Mirror Online, the former Made In Chelsea star revealed she’s delving into the world of online dating.
Ashley was inspired to join Badoo after joining a panel of women, including Karen Brady, Daisy Lowe , Tess Ward and Tracy Edwards, for an event organised by the app to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Opening up about her romance with the Pony hitmaker, Ashley told us: "Going in there, I was so head strong that I didn’t want a relationship and I wanted to show I was this strong, independent woman.
"I know viewers become a bit cynical about showmances and think it’s just for attention so I was so adamant I wouldn’t be with anyone, but it’s so hard to run away from your heart in that house and I do wear my heart on my sleeve."
The blonde beauty, 30, added: "I think I had hoped coming out that it would be something and I think I was quite open about that but now I don’t speak to him and I just think I’d rather be single and happy than be with someone I couldn’t trust.
"I don’t have harsh feelings for him but I just realised that it wasn’t going to work and that we were different people in our expectations for each other.
"There were a few reasons that I realised I wouldn’t be able to trust him and I didn’t want to sacrifice my own happiness and feelings of self worth.
"I’m still happy that I followed my heart and when I meet a person I take them on their world and don’t judge them on their past so I can’t regret the feelings I had.
"He was a big support for me in the house and I thought in the house that I could trust him and a lot of the advice and knowledge he gave me, so I came out of the house thinking he was someone who had learned from his past and was trustworthy but that wasn’t the case, but you can’t regret following your heart. It happens."
Ashley, who said she felt empowered after being in the CBB house during ‘Year of the Woman’, says online dating is helping her fit meeting new people into her busy schedule.
She said: "Usually when I’m out in a bar, I’m so busy now that when I’m out I’m catching up with my girlfriends or my guy friends it’s kind of irritating when someone else comes up to talk to you.
"So if you’re going on an online date you can allocate that time. I like forward thinking and progressive apps and companies so I’d rather be on an app like Baddo where they are doing things for women rather than one of those late night apps that is still kind of about hook ups.
"I’m relatively new to the online dating world but I am on it. I think it’s an amazing thing for our current generation."
* Badoo is statistically the world’s largest dating app with over 370 million users; 60 million active users each month, 300,000 daily sign-ups, 600 million swipes each day and 6 million matches each day
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