PARIS Jackson and Tom Kilbey have continued their unlikely friendship with a series of Instagram posts.
The pair are so close that Paris joked that she wanted to “legally adopt” Tom as “a big brother”.
She posted two different black and white photos of herself and the Essex boy to Instagram, and Tom has his arm wrapped protectively around her shoulder in both.
Meanwhile Tom uploaded a picture of himself with Paris and his girlfriend, model Molly Ann Abbott, in a lively-looking bar.
He wrote: “Memories with my little family.”
She replied in the comments: “love u brahda thx for letting me stay with u guys, can’t wait to come back”.
Paris seems to be friendly with lots of UK stars – and last week was seen holding hands with Cara Delevingne on the way out of a nightclub.
The pair’s unlikely relationship was sparked in the US where the ex-reality star, who used to date show veteran Lydia Bright, is currently working on a budding career in fashion.
The pair were recently spotted in LA, days after Paris split from her long-term boyfriend Michael Snoddy.
The reaction to their sighting has caused shockwaves through the cast back in the UK who can’t believe the Essex hunk has managed to bag such a famous pal.
A source said: “The Towie cast can’t believe it.
“Tom has been trying to make a name for himself in the States and has managed to become involved in set made up of aspiring young fashion hopefuls.
“They have been getting close and both share the same drive for their careers but it’s believed the relationship is not romantic.”
Tom, whose sister Cara was also a former Towie castmember, appeared in the ITVBe reality series in 2012.