A fresh-faced Lucy first came on the scene when she dated Essex lothario Mark Wright. It wasn't long before Mark left her to get back with Lauren, but that wasn't the last Lucy heard of Mr. Wright.
In fact, Lucy's next date was nearly with "mini-Mark", Joey Essex. Well, that's how we first labelled Joey, but, really? How could we compare anyone who chats up a girl using the words "dolphin trainer" to Mark?
Anyways, Lucy missed out on her chance with Joey, so ended up going on a date with Kirk. Bad move! Fresh from breaking up with Kirk, Lauren P, along with her best mate Maria, accidentally gatecrashed Lucy and Kirk's first date. A shell-shocked Kirk consequently called Maria "an effin' extra". Best line in TOWIE ever? Probably. Needless to say, Kirk and Lucy finished there and then.
Lucy finally found her white knight when from out the darkness came Mario. Actually, he came from out of the shower. And the eagle-eyed amongst you may have even seen his penis! No word of a lie.
Understandably, Mario wasn't very trusting of Lucy's old flame, Mark, and with good reason. Mark claimed to have slept with Lucy while she was dating Mario. Lucy eventually confessed - she had spent the night at Mark's, but claimed not to remember anything apart from waking up with her clothes on.
Mario broke up with Lucy, but, after Lucy got over her fear of public speaking, she apologised to Mario and he promptly took her back.
With his heart broken, Mario soon broke Lucy's - he messaged upwards of 40 (FORTY!) women who'd been sending him nudie pictures of themselves.
Sleeping with other men? Messaging other women? The relationship was surely doomed, but then Mario presented Lucy with 3000 candles, 30 bags of rose petals and a pianist. Hey presto! They were back together and now have a little un' to look after - Bentley the teacup chihuahua.
The Only Way is Marbs wrote a whole new chapter in the Lucy and Mario saga. The Italian Stallion was acting shifty ith his phone at the start of the holiday and Lucy, along with ourselves, feared the worst. However Mario's shiftiness turned out to be just nerves as he took the plunge aboard a luxury yacht and proposed to the dear girl.
Everybody was delighted to see the pair brush away their differences and take the next step in their relationship... everyone except Sam that is who seemed to have something to reveal about Mario...