Emma was briefly linked to the Made in Chelsea diamond heir in 2008 after they were spotted flirting at a Cartier polo party that Summer. In an interview with Heat magazine in 2011, Francis opened up about their fling, saying, "We had a bit of a thing a while back."
Francis also explained why he decided to break things off with Emma. "I have always been an ambitious person, and I want to achieve my own notoriety for what I've done. That's why I chose not to pursue it any longer, because I didn't want to be the boyfriend of some child actress," he said. "I actually really like Emma. She's a really cool person. She's a very different person to who she is in the media. That's what I liked about her — she's very interesting."