TOWIE's Gemma Collins opens up on relationship with James Argent

Hannah Lovejoy
·3-min read
Photo credit: Gary Moyes - ITV
Photo credit: Gary Moyes - ITV

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The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins has opened up on Piers Morgan's Life Stories, speaking in detail about her career and personal life.

There has been a lot of speculation in the press around Gemma's relationship with James Argent, and the reality star explained the complexities of their time together due to James's drug use.

Gemma revealed that during the breakdown of their romance, she struggled with her mental health and said that James's drug addiction was the reason why they couldn't stay together.

Photo credit: Gary Moyes - ITV
Photo credit: Gary Moyes - ITV

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"I was really happy with James, and we did get on, but the drugs changed him as a person, and I fought every day for three years to get him well," she told Piers.

Gemma confirmed that James was the father of the baby she miscarried last year, saying that he would have stepped up if they ended up having their child. When Piers asked if James was the love of her life, Gemma said yes.

She continued: "The truth is it was only ever chaotic, not because we didn't love each other, not because there was good times. James became an addict."

Photo credit: Gary Moyes - ITV
Photo credit: Gary Moyes - ITV

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Gemma revealed that she'd like to settle down with someone and have children in the next stage of her life, while still having a fulfilling career.

"I'm grown and I'm more confident and my past is my past, and it's all about the future for me. I feel something good in my bones about my 40s," she said.

Viewers enjoyed seeing Gemma open up about her life and commended her honesty, while many were pleasantly surprised by her personality.

The Only Way Is Essex airs on ITVBe.

For more on drug addiction and dependency, including information and support, please visit FRANK or Action on Addiction.

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