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TOWIE's James Argent says he and Gemma Collins are "not officially back together"

Sam Warner
·2-min read
Photo credit: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock - Rex
Photo credit: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock - Rex

From Digital Spy

James Argent has opened up about his relationship with Gemma Collins and where things currently stand.

The The Only Way is Essex pair have had an on-off relationship over the years, Gemma most recently opening up about the complexities between the two due to James' drug use.

Addressing rumours that they are now back together, the reality star revealed on today's (March 2) Good Morning Britain that Gemma is "no longer blocked" on his phone.

Photo credit: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock - Rex
Photo credit: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock - Rex

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"We're not officially back together," he said. "It's impossible to be in a relationship with anyone bearing in mind I can't meet anyone outside of my house and stuff like that. But I suppose on the positive note, she's no longer blocked on my phone."

James added: "Listen, we're friends at the moment and we have been in contact and you know, whatever happens between me and Gemma, we've been through a hell of a lot together and we're always going to be close."

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

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Gemma spoke about the pair's relationship on Piers Morgan's Life Stories, explaining: "I was really happy with James, and we did get on, but the drugs changed him as a person, and I fought every day for three years to get him well."

During the candid interview, the reality star also revealed that James was the father of the baby she miscarried last year, and that he would have stepped up if they had the child. She also confirmed that James was the love of her life.

Gemma added: "The truth is it was only ever chaotic, not because we didn't love each other, not because there was good times. James became an addict."

For more on drug addiction and dependency, including information and support, please visit FRANK or Action on Addiction.

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