However, the Just Tattoo Of Us pair later caused confusion after they appeared to reunite, before calling time on their relationship once and for all.
And, following their break up, the Celebrity Big Brother winner has lifted the lid on his next girlfriend.
“I was in a relationship for so long, I find it quite disrespectful to start dating this soon,” he told The Sun.
“The thing is with reality TV everyone’s kissed someone you know. The next girlfriend I have, I’d like to be someone that no one knows.
“The last three girlfriends I’ve been with before they were all in reality TV. I’d just like a bit of normality, I a roofer at heart, I like normality, all this is just f*****g weird.
“Some people are dying to stay in the spotlight and keep seeing reality birds, but that’s not me, it’s just the way it’s panned out, but I don’t crave that attention.”
Stephen Bear posts a nostalgic picture in bed with ex girlfriend Charlotte Crosby on Snapchat [Stephen Bear/Snapchat]
Discussing his year-long relationship with the Geordie Shore star, he also cleared up any confusion over their romance.
“We’re just friends, I’m single, she’s single, we’re just mates and I think that’s the best way for now,” he continued.
“She’s cool, she’s funny, she makes me laugh, she was a great girlfriend, but it just didn’t work and we broke up, and now I don’t want to rush into anything.
“We message each other just once in a while, we don’t talk about anything that serious, but we get on.
Charlotte and Bear left fans baffled over their rollercoaster romance, as they were on and off for a few weeks before officially ending things.
When asked if they would ever get back together, the MTV favourite added: “Never say never I suppose, but for now we’re just talking and just friends, we just talk about general stuff, whatever.
“It’s always sad when couples split though. I think people loved the love story, but in reality all couples have arguments and nothing’s perfect. We’ll always be friends though.
“I’m just not ready to date at the moment, to sit next to anyone and start talking to them, or start ringing people up and asking to do something.”