Billie Faiers is reportedly worried her sister Sam is turning her back on her Essex roots with a new life in upmarket Surrey.
Last year, the 30-year-old former TOWIE star moved to the picturesque county with boyfriend Paul Knightley and their two kids, five-year-old son Paul and daughter Rosie, two.
Sam documented her new life in Surrey on social media, and posted updates of her new friends, including Ashley Cole’s girlfriend Sharon Canu, whose son Jaxon has buddied up with young Paul.
However, the move is said to have irked sister Billie, who is concerned her younger sibling is too busy with her new Surrey pals to spend any time with her family back home in Essex.
“Billie has been feeling down lately about Sam moving to Surrey with Paul and the kids,” a source told Heat magazine.
“On the one hand, she’s happy for her if that’s what she wants, but she feels that Sam is trying to distance herself from them now.”
Billie was reportedly left devastated after Sam refused to join her family – including beloved mum Suzie – on a trip to Portugal recently, and is more bothered about her newfound friendships and fellow yummy mummies in Surrey.
The 31-year-old reality star chose to stay in her native Essex and settle down with husband Greg Shepherd, and work is underway on the couple’s dream home.
But Sam revealed she and Paul were looking for their forever home in Surrey, causing the rift between the sisters to grow.
And tensions boiled over after the mum-of-two said she wouldn’t be joining mum Suzie and sister Billie on the Portugal trip, but would be going on a four-week touring holiday of Switzerland instead.
Now, Billie is reportedly worried her sister is trying to “upgrade her life”, and is going overboard trying to keep up appearances to fit in with her new-found celebrity friends.
“Billie can’t help but take it personally, as she feels as though Sam wants to upgrade her life,” the insider told Heat.
“They’re still close, but it is still a bit of a ‘thing.”
Sam and Billie shot to fame after they made their debut on the hit ITV2 reality show The Only Way is Essex in 2010.
Sam left the show in 2014 and went on to appear in Celebrity Big Brother, where she came fifth. She then landed her own reality series, Sam Faiers: The Baby Diaries, which was changed to Sam and Billie Faiers: The Mummy Diaries after her older sister Billie joined the show.