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AJ Pritchard has opened up exclusively to OK! Online on how he ensures his girlfriend Abbie Quinnen knows he's still in love with her after her horrific fire accident.
Abbie sustained third degree burns after a video hack she and her former Strictly Come Dancing boyfriend were filming went wrong.
The incident left her needing three skin grafts and led her to "push" 26 year old AJ away as she told Fabulous Magazine she felt "so traumatised, I hit out at the person who loved me the most".
She even begged him: "Do you still love me?" However, being the caring boyfriend that he is, AJ pushed through her walls and insisted on taking care of her as she recovered from the ordeal both in hospital and at home.
When asked how he manages to reassure his other half that he's in it for the long-haul and loves her dearly, he explained: "I think for me, if anybody's gone through anything or within family – actions speak louder than words.
"Me being there all the time and helping her and even her being there to help me. Doing nice things for her birthday – things like that."
He added: "For me, it's always been about actions and this instance I obviously show that I still love her and we're in this together."
Part of this endeavour was achieved through her recent 24th birthday, where AJ surprised her with flowers, balloons and gifts in the morning, including a special present from luxury jewellers Cartier.
He later took the blonde beauty to The Orangery at The Mitre, Hampton Court in London for a roast with her nearest and dearest.
Speaking on the special day, AJ told OK!: "It's crazy to think she had two birthdays in lockdown but we went for dinner on Sunday, just getting family together to celebrate another year and what's been an overwhelming couple of months and weeks.
AJ and Curtis Pritchard
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"It's been really nice to just kind of forget about everything a little bit. She had a great birthday, she absolutely loved it. She got spoilt rotten, which is only deserving."
He added: "She's doing really good. The weather changing, getting a bit nicer, a bit warmer, helps us all. Her recovery is going really well."
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