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Sam Faiers: 'I'm not a creepy girlfriend begging for marriage'

Sam Faiers won't have any more children until she and boyfriend Paul Knightley are married.

Sam Faiers has insisted she's in "no rush" to get married, despite footage on her reality show suggesting otherwise.

The 26-year-old first found fame on The Only Way Is Essex before leaving to focus on solo ventures. She then had her pregnancy and new days of motherhood with her son Paul followed for ITVBe series Sam Faiers: The Baby Diaries and Sam Faiers: The Mummy Diaries.

In The Mummy Diaries, Sam was seen helping her sister Billie as she attempted to find the perfect wedding dress, and couldn't resist trying on a gown or two herself in a bid to encourage boyfriend Paul Knightley to pop the question.

However, in an interview with OK! magazine ahead of the second season, Sam insisted she is more than happy to wait for the perfect time for her beau to ask her to be his wife.

"It was a bit of an ongoing joke between us that happened to end up being made into a big part of the show," Sam told the magazine of the wedding dress scenes. "I don’t want people thinking I’m some creepy girlfriend who begs her boyfriend to propose. I know he’ll ask me at some point so I’m in no rush. We’ve said we won’t have any more children until we get married, though."

Both series hit headlines, mainly due to Paul's behaviour, which many deemed as "controlling". There was also huge controversy about a scene in which Paul and his mother Gaynor shared a somewhat lingering kiss, and Sam admitted she blames herself for the ruckus the footage caused.

"I feel like I blame myself, cause I threw him in the deep end because it was the first time he had done anything to do with TV and the cameras were in and around our house every single day," she told The Sun’s Bizarre column.

"The music and the way they edited it, sometimes makes it look a lot worse than what it was. I don’t know what people see as controversial. We’re opening the doors to our family life, people are always going to find something to criticise. Especially when you’re first time parents, you make a lot of mistakes.”

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