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Dragons' Den star Steven Bartlett opens up on rarely-seen girlfriend and refusing to date for 10 YEARS over 'toxic' past
DRAGON’S Den star Steven Bartlett has been notoriously private about his love life, but he's finally revealed all on his "loving relationship" with his stunning girlfriend Melanie Vaz Lopez.
The 29-year-old multi-millionaire businessman met influencer Melanie on Instagram in 2016 after bonding over one of the entrepreneur's relationship videos.
They were together for a year until Steven ended their romance, claiming he couldn’t commit to her between “seven in the morning and nine o’clock at night” due to his hectic work schedule – something he now regrets.
Earlier this year, he flew to Bali to win the French entrepreneur back.
After spending four days on the tropical island together, Melanie fell for him all over again, and the pair have been together ever since.
And now, in an exclusive interview with the Sun, Steven gushes about how his relationship is his greatest achievement, especially as he never thought he’d find love due to his parents’ “toxic” relationship.
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“Getting myself into a loving relationship with a wonderful woman has totally been my greatest achievement,” he says.
“I wasn't sure if that was going to be possible for me, because what I learned about love at a young age was not very good. It was quite toxic.”
He continues: "My early experience would be my parents shouting at each other a lot, so I thought relationships were going to be difficult. I kind of avoided relationships until I was about 25.
"But after doing a lot of work, I eventually found someone that I fell in love with and I've been mature enough to keep that relationship strong and grow with it.
“I think that's what I'm most proud of, because it's probably the hardest thing."
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