See how the TOWIE couple's rocky relationships developed over the years

The Only Way Is Essex’s James Argent and Lydia Bright have been on and off more times than we can count on two hands (and all of our toes, probs).

Despite being together from 2007, beginning their romance at very young ages, the pair have experienced more and more drama since joining TOWIE in 2010.

From cheating scandals and rehab stints, to holiday flings and rekindling romances, the pair have been through everything together.

‘I was really popular and I started to think Lydia was lucky to have me,’ said Arg, describing his and Lydia’s toughest period before their final breakup. ‘I was an absolute idiot, I fell for all the flattery, all the attention. I couldn’t get enough.’

But throughout their differences, Arg has always been adamant about one thing: that Lydia is the girl for him.

‘In my heart, I’ll always believe she’s the girl I’ll marry and have babies with,’ said Arg. ‘I pray that happens, but right now I’m just trying to be a better man.’

Lydia too has admitted: ‘We have a really special bond.’

Since completing a successful stint in rehab at the end of last year – where Arg dealt with his alcohol and food addictions, which he deems partly responsible for his relationship problems – the pair rekindled their friendship and have become closer over time.

Now, Arg and Lydia are surrounded by rumours of a final, successful reunion, after Lydia recently dumped the mystery man that she has been seeing and posted a throwback picture of her with Arg, along with the caption: ‘six years ago not such has changed.’


Check out our ‘Arg and Lydia: Love story in pictures’ for all of the ups and downs.

We hope the couple can beat the TOWIE curse and reunite soon. Good luck, Arg and Lydia!

Kim Gregory