Stephen Bear with his secret girlfriend Tia McAlister 01-18-2021
Stephen Bear was pictured with his secret girlfriend who is 14 years his junior hours after being arrested for revenge porn.
The former reality star, 31, emerged from his Essex home on Saturday accompanied by on-off lover Tia McAlister, 17, following his arrest at London’s Heathrow Airport.
A source told MailOnline Tia, who’s a beauty therapist from Slough and turned 17 earlier this month, has been seeing Stephen for over a year and the pair has matching star sign tattoos, as they’re both Capricorns.
‘Bear and Tia have been seeing each other on and off for over a year now,’ a source explained.
‘They got matching star sign tattoos to signify their love while Bear also got an inking of Tia’s face on his back.
‘The couple went on holiday together in October but had spent some time apart after Bear went to Dubai towards the end of 2020.
‘Tia met up with Bear the first opportunity she had after he was released from custody on Saturday and is standing by him amid the allegations.’
Tia celebrated turning 17 on January 5 while Stephen’s 31st birthday was on Friday, the day he travelled from Dubai to the UK and was arrested.
It is believed Stephen met Tia, who recently completed a hairdressing course at Langley College, when she was 16.
Stephen and Tia saw each other on Saturday and visited a Marks & Spencer despite the fact Bear should have been following isolation laws given he had flown from Dubai after the UAE was removed from the UK’s quarantine list.
The former Celebrity Big Brother star was taken into custody at Heathrow for allegedly filming himself having sex with his ex-girlfriend Georgia Harrison, 26, without her knowledge and sharing the explicit content online.
Love Islander Georgia accused Stephen of revenge porn in December when she said on social media he had secretly recorded them being intimate on CCTV cameras at his home, with Bear issuing a denial at the time insisting the claim was not true.
On Sunday, Georgia thanked ‘everyone that has reached out over the last few days’ and said ‘you have no idea how much it means to me.’
In a statement, she said: ‘I am passionate about supporting victims of revenge porn and hopefully by coming forward it will give others the courage to do the same.’
Georgia, who’s currently living in Dubai, was pictured looking distressed on the beach as she looked at her phone following the news of Stephen’s arrest.