James Argent dating 18-year-old actress

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James Argent dating 18-year-old actress credit:Bang Showbiz
James Argent dating 18-year-old actress credit:Bang Showbiz

James 'Arg' Argent has found love again.

The 34-year-old reality TV star - who previously dated his 'The Only Way Is Essex' co-stars Gemma Collins and Lydia Bright - has reportedly started seeing 18-year-old Italian actress Stella Turian after meeting in Mykonos.

A source told MailOnline: "James and Stella are in love, they fell for each other the moment they met and have spent as much time together as possible since.

"This is a big deal for James – he hasn't been in a relationship for years because he's been working on himself and finally now, he's ready to share his life with someone.

"The age difference hasn't played any part in their romance so far, they've holidayed together in Italy and Marbella, getting to know each other away from the spotlight."

The pair started dating after meeting in Mykonos, where James was attending a friend's wedding.

Meanwhile, James has previously struggled with substance abuse and body issues but spent time recovering at a rehabilitation clinic in Thailand.

He said in 2020: "I'm in my 30s now and I have fully accepted that my life had become completely unmanageable a) with drugs and b) with my eating disorder.

"From a young age I've always struggled with body image and sometimes when you see me being smiley and happy it can be to cover up – it was almost like wearing a mask.

"When you come off a huge show like 'TOWIE' and I'm sure the Love Islanders can relate, you start getting booked up for nightclub appearances and I remember I was finding myself in nightclubs up and down the country six nights a week and I was drinking most of those nights and then I started doing drugs more and more.

"My addiction started really badly when my friends and family recognised I had a problem and an addiction, which was a year and a half into 'TOWIE'."