By Jody Thompson
Tangerine dream: The Only Way Is Essex stars Mark Wright and Lauren Goodger kiss at a pool party at SISU boutique hotel in Puerto Banus, Marbella, today
They've been on and off more times than Blackpool illuminations - but The Only Way Is Essex stars Lauren Goodger and fiancé Mark Wright looked genuinely smitten with each other on holiday in Spain today.
Lauren, 24, and Mark, also 24, flew out to their favourite resort of Marbella where her nightclub promoter partner was hosting a pool party.
They couldn't keep their hands off each other in the chic surrounds of the SISU boutique hotel in Puerto Banus, kissing passionately before Mark tenderly caressed Lauren's face.
Love you, babe: Despite their rocky romance, the pair looked very much in love as Mark hosted the bash on the Costa Del Sol
The reality TV star was wearing the bright orange see-through frock that was virtually the same colour as her tan over a white bikini which could be seen underneath.
Mark meanwhile was wearing blue and white striped board shorts, baseball cap and shades, while showing off his very buff mahogany torso in the 34° heat.
The couple flew out to the Costa Del Sol yesterday so their teak hides are more than likely mostly out of the bottle for the time being.
Tasty: The pair couldn't keep their hands off each other, with Lauren sucking Mark's pinkie finger at one point and him chucking her nose affectionately
Three's a crowd: Mark and Lauren sit down to try and have a private chat as a fellow sunworshipper eavesdrops
Also topping up her alarming tan in the Mediterranean sun was Mark's sister Jessica Wright.
It would certainly be interesting to earwig around the table while the Wright family eat tapas.
Jessica doesn't appear to have a very high opinion of Lauren, telling New! magazine recently that if the pair do walk down the aisle it 'won't be for a long time.'
Bit of all white: Lauren smiles with Mark's sister Jessica Wright - who was also wearing a white swimsuit
Jess said of Lauren: 'She’s a sucker for her own punishment because she has let Mark get away with stuff in the past.
'But, at the same time, I know she loves Mark so much. Even if she tries to get away, a lot of the time he doesn’t let her.
'They need to get older and become adults. Maybe then it might work,' she told the magazine.
She added: 'He does love and care for her a lot. When you get together at the age of 15, it's very, very unlikely that you'll have a smooth life for the next ten years. It's natural to want to kiss other girls.
'That's why they've probably had problems in the past. But now, because they're at the age where they might finally commit to each other, this will be the telltale of what actually happens.'
Family: Despite having some choice words to say about her brother's relationship, Jessica looked close to Lauren at the party
However, the pair seemed to be getting on just fine around the pool at the party.
It may be that Lauren is feeling more happy with her relationship with Mark being so attentive recently after she put their wedding on hold amid rumours about his fidelity.
She said recently: 'She said recently: 'The wedding's on hold. I'm not ready. He needs to show me that he's the one I want to be with. I don't have to be with him. I know I'll be OK. He's not the be all and end all.'
Lauren's decision comes after Mark was accused of kissing ex-girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh during the Wright family's May Marbella trip.
Lauren said at the time: 'He's on thin ice. He needs to buck his ideas up or he's going to lose me.'
Also joining them at the pool party was Mark's best friend, Jade Goody's widower Jack Tweed.