We LOVE these old snaps of TOWIE couple James ‘Arg’ Argent and Lydia Bright from back in the day

The course of true love has never quite run smoothly for James ‘Arg’ Argent and Lydia Bright, has it?

Despite celebrating their 7th anniversary this week, the TOWIE couple have been on and off during some of those years so it’s little wonder that viewers worry about their romance.

Arg has reassured fans that everything is still as good as ever with Lydia though by posting some ADORABLE throwback snaps from when the couple first got together – awww!

The old pictures were taken when Arg, 27, and Lydia, 25, took a vacation and they show the young lovebirds messing about in a pool…

Lydia has also been sharing sweet memories of her relationship with Arg, having posted an emotional Instagram message earlier this week to celebrate the seven years since they first met.

‘Seven years ago today, I met this one at the Duke of Essex Polo. Never did I ever think that we would be where we are today,’ the blonde star wrote.

‘We battled some storms and jumped many hurdles. But despite everything we made it this far. You love me unconditionally, charm everyone with your infectious personality and make me the person I am today.

‘Love you always and forever. Happy anniversary x’

The couple’s adorable messages come after they were caught having the odd row in recent episodes of TOWIE. Lydia was seen getting upset when newly-sober Arg – who has turned his life around since checking into rehab in December 2014 after his partying lifestyle spiralled out of control – slipped up in his recovery and had a drink.

Luckily the pair managed to patch things up and Lydia forgave her man for his blip, especially when he promised to never touch alcohol again.

We really hope things work out for Lydia and Arg – they’re the ultimate TOWIE couple!

They certainly looked happy last night as they stepped out for the ITV Summer Party in London. Lydia worked a gorgeously feminine vintage top and floaty skirt for the occasion whilst a smiley Arg donned a vibrant red sweater.

Lydia even compared them to Sex And The City couple Carrie Bradshaw and Mr Big in a post on her Instagram page.

Well let’s hope that, just like Carrie and Big, these two get their happy ending.

Is this what your first dance with James ‘Arg’ Argent will look like, Lydia Bright? We hope so!

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