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James Argent, 35, 'splits' from 19-year-old girlfriend Stella Turian

James Argent, 35, 'splits' from 19-year-old girlfriend Stella Turian

The reason behind the split is not said to be due to the 16-year age gap between the TOWIE star and aspiring model

James Argent has 'split' from his girlfriend after a year of dating, it has been reported.

The former The Only Way Is Essex star, 35, began dating Italian law student Stella Turian, 19, in September last year.

And since then, the couple have documented their travels to the gorgeous locations of Verona, Lake Garda, Venice and Positano together.

However, the relationship has now reportedly come to an end.

According to MailOnline, the distance between them became an issue this summer when Arg performed at weddings in both the UK and Marbella, with the couple apparently struggling to see each other.

The outlet also reports that the TV personality and wedding singer is now ‘heartbroken’.

The former couple’s large age gap has attracted criticism, however, this is not said to be a factor behind the split.

“Despite being in a long-distance relationship, James and Stella managed to make things work for over a year." a source claims.

“But throughout the summer it became increasingly difficult for them to meet up due to their work commitments.

The TOWIE star is reportedly 'heartbroken'.

“There are no hard feelings between them, they still follow each other on Instagram, and James is even invited to come out to ski with Stella and her family early next year.

“They made lasting memories, travelling around the most romantic parts of Italy together and Stella visited London for the first time to see James, but for now they have mutually agreed that their relationship is over.”

Tyla has contacted Argent's representatives for comment.

Arg and the aspiring actor reportedly first met at a wedding in Mykonos in the summer of 2022.

The relationship was the first for the reality TV star since his relationship with fellow former TOWIE star Gemma Collins, 42, came to an end in 2020.

And back in June this year, Dermot O’Leary made a cheeky remark about Arg and Stella's relationship.

Arg began dating aspiring actress Stella Turian last year.

Arg joined This Morning co-presenters Dermot and Holly Willoughby on the ITV show for a chat.

After talking about his 13 stone weight loss, the topic of conversation soon changed to Arg’s love life.

“Your love life is very fulfilled at the moment, you’ve got a new girlfriend,” Holly teased.

A picture of Arg and Stella was then shown on screen and Dermot had a few choice words about the coupling.

“You’re punching,” the former X Factor presenter quipped.

Arg responded to the cheeky remark comparing Stella to a ‘young Sophia Loren or Monica Bellucci’.

He also shared some details about their relationship, adding: “She lives in northern Italy, she’s very special, she’s a great woman.”

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@real_arg

Topics: Celebrity, Towie