Gemma Collins and James Argent – Back Together For Real?

By Lynda Keleer

29th April 2020

Gemma Collins and James Argent – Back Together For Real?

Gemma Collins and James Argent are two of Britain’s most favorite celebrities to watch, as their whirlwind romance is out there for all to see.

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On again, Off again, back again, engaged… Which one is it this time?

Thankfully for us, their relationship makes for some juicy gossip!

Their relationship has everything ranging from mean comments, fat shaming, rehab, and even the police got involved at some point.

Have you been keeping tabs on the hot TOWIE couple?

If you have, then this article will give you the latest lowdown on Gemma Collins and James Argent.

If you haven’t, then this article might get you hooked!

Keep reading as we learn more about the two celebrities and analyze the timeline of their roller coaster of a relationship.

Gemma Collins and James Argent – How They Met

Gemma Collins was born on January 31st, 1981 in Romford, England.

We first met the TV personality and businesswoman back in 2011 when she appeared in the popular ITV series, The Only Way is Essex.

Since then, Collins has appeared in several other popular TV series such as I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Big Brother, and Dancing on Ice.

And also since then, we couldn’t get enough of the TV star, especially on her romance with TOWIE costar, James Argent.

Gemma Collins and James Argent met when they both appeared on TOWIE in 2011.

Who is James Argent?

James ‘Arg’ Argent was born on December 5th, 1987.

The reality star was a TOWIE star way before Collins as he was part of the first and original series -which began airing in 2010.

When Collins and Argent first met on the set of TOWIE in 2011, Argent was in another on-and-off again relationship with long term (former) girlfriend Lydia Bright.

Collins and Argent started becoming friendly, but it was only in 2012 when the pair started becoming romantic as Arg’s relationship with Lydia ended.

That was when Gemma Collins and James Argent became one of England’s most favourite couple to watch.

You’d be lying if you said you’re not as invested as we are!

Gemma Collins and James Argent Relationship – Part 1

Early 2012 was when Collins and Argent began their relationship. But it didn’t take long for some drama to occur.

Later that year when TOWIE went to Marbella, she found out Arg was making mean comments about her.

To which she sassily replied:

“You’re never going to get this candy”.

Between 2015 and 2016, Collins and Arg took a break from each other.


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Arg was back again with ex Lydia, while Gemma was dating Rami, another TOWIE star.

It looks like Arg has some serious commitment issues, and Gemma just can’t stop dating TOWIE stars.

Then in the 2017 TOWIE Christmas special, Arg had an epiphany and declared his love for Gemma.

A smitten Arg told Gemma:

“You treat me with such respect, you’re kind to me and you make me laugh so much.”

After that, the couple shared a civil kiss on the cheek but sadly nothing romantic seemed to transpire.

Then in 2018, the era of Arg and Collins seemed to be over for real as Gemma appeared on Celebs Go Dating and seem to have a thing for final match Laurence Hearn.

It was also roughly around this time that Collins successfully aired her one-time episode Diva Espana that everyone could not get enough of! It was around this time that Argent went back to rehab for his cocaine addiction.

Gemma Collins and James Argent Relationship – Part 2

Just went we all thought it was over, and Arg really isn’t getting Collins’s candy, we all received a pleasant surprise!

Thankfully for us (and for Arg), the couple are officially back together as they announce their relationship publicly.

Arg posted a loved up picture of the couple, thanking girlfriend Gemma Collins for supporting him through his stint in rehab.


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The picture was captioned:

“I want to say a huge thank you for all of your support. I’m doing well & Feeling good but I couldn’t of done it without this one. It’s not been the easiest of times but through it all she makes us laugh. I know she’ll smash it tonight & here’s to a better future for us both.”

Not only did they publicly announced their relationship, there were talks of an engagement, a marriage, and a baby!

Could this be a happy ending for the pair who can’t seem to keep their hands off each other?

Lucky for us, Arg couldn’t help talking about an engagement, and Gemma couldn’t stop posting cute pictures of them on her Instagram!

Arg told OK! Magazine:

“I’ve got a few ideas up my sleeve! I can’t tell you when but I’m definitely asking Gemma to be my wife next year.”

Everyone was finally expecting a big wedding in either Spain, Italy, Essex, or Brighton.

Gemma Collins and James Argent Relationship – Part 3

But surprise, surprise… Drama just seems to follow the pair!

After getting back together again after a year, Arg is back on the curb after posting a video of Collins snoring on social media.

Yikes! Wrong move Arg.

He then makes it worse by calling her a bunch of offensive names and fat shaming her by saying she has ‘more rolls than Greggs’, followed by a string of other offensive messages.

Unfortunately for Gemma, she’s used to receiving negative comments about her weight. But coming from someone she loves must be even more painful!

Thankfully some justice was served as Arg received some blunt telling off during an interview with Piers Morgan.

Morgan asked:

“No offence mate but you’re not exactly in a position to lecture anybody about their weight. Of all the digs to use, why would you use weight?”

Arg, admitting Collin’s recent weight loss replied:

“It is pot calling the kettle black. I struggle with my weight. I’m the biggest I’ve ever been. Gemma has lost weight and she looks the best she’s ever been”.

You might think that Collins have had enough of Arg, but the pair are full of surprises as they got back together a few months after the drama, until another drama!

Gemma Collins and James Argent Relationship – Part 4 and Continuing

Fast forward to October 2019 when Collins says she’s had enough until Arg overcomes his drug addiction.

This time the drama involved the police when Gemma had to ring 999 after Arg was radio silent for over 12 hours, fearing a drug overdose.

Arg was rushed to hospital for the second time in a short span of time, and Gemma was devastated.

Arg went back to rehab and the whole time, Gemma was worried sick about her lover.

Fast forward again to our current timeline, Gemma and Arg are back together emotionally and literally as they are quarantined together during the current Coronavirus outbreak.


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It has been a trying time for all of us since the COVID-19 lockdown, and we’re happy to receive some positive news on the happy couple at this time of coronavirus pandemic.

Out for their allocated hour of exercise amidst the quarantine period, the couple both looked genuinely happy.

Gemma looked glamorous and expensive as ever as she was dressed in branded activewear and famous Yeezy footwear.

I mean, we can only expect the diva to be a little extra during her only hour allowed in public!

Thankfully, this is the kind of good news we all need amidst uncertain times.

Meanwhile, the coronavirus outbreak continues to cause the death toll to rise in countries all over.

Everyone is doing their part and staying home as we all collectively work together in hindering the spread of the disease and getting rid of it once and for all.

Nevertheless, you can still expect some juicy gossip from your favourite Gemma Collins and James Argent to keep you entertained! All you need to do is watch this space!

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