James Argent has no plans to live with girlfriend
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 November 2022
James Argent is "absolutely not" moving in with his girlfriend, 18-year-old Stella Turian, for the foreseeable future
James Argent is "absolutely not" moving in with his girlfriend.
The 34-year-old reality star struck up a romance with 18-year-old Stella Turian after they met in Mykonos this summer, and while he's going to be spending Christmas with the Italian singer-and-actress, they are both planning to continue living in their home countries for the time being.
He said: “We’re boyfriend and girlfriend but we’re absolutely not moving in together.
“She’s super-busy with her work in Italy and I’m super-busy with my work in London and Essex.
“But we’re going to continue to make the effort to travel to see each other and I’m sure we can make it work.
“She loves Essex and London and I love Italy, so it’s all good.”
Arg has been upfront with Stella about his struggles with addiction and says she is "extremely supportive" of him.
He told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: “We’ve got an amazing connection. She is extremely supportive.
"And she knows everything there is to know about me.
“I’ve sat down with her and explained all the things that I’ve gone through in my life, the ups and downs I’ve had.”
The 'TOWIE' star met Stella in June when he was on the Greek island for a friend's wedding, and they exchanged numbers after serenading one another.
He said: “We bumped into each other at a place called Nammos and just had a nice chat.
“She showed me some clips of her singing and I showed some clips of me singing.
“I love singing Rat Pack tunes and she sings these beautiful Italian love songs, so we serenaded each other. We exchanged numbers.
“After she did a singing performance, she’d send me a video of it and I’d have a look and I’d do the same when I was performing with my band.
"She gave my singing her seal of approval, too!”
The pair continued messaging throughout the summer and when Arg realised he was falling for Stella, he decided to fly out to Verona to see her, and things went very well.
He said: “By September I felt I had to see her properly to find out if we were going to be more than friends, so I plucked up the courage and flew out to Italy to see her.
“We’d only met that once in Mykonos and had spoken a lot on the phone and FaceTime.
"I was incredibly nervous going out there because I thought she might see me and there might not be a connection.
“The second we saw each other that day we realised there was an amazing link between us and that we would like to be more than friends, and it’s just grown.”