ARG: ‘II would love to be a dad!’ Danc­ing On Ice,

For­mer TOWIE star James “Arg” Ar­gent tells Closer about set­tling down with Gemma Collins T

Closer (UK) - - News - By Olivia Bux­ton

heir re­la­tion­ship has en­dured its fair share of ups and downs, but Gemma Collins and her boyfriend Arg have now de­cided to make the ul­ti­mate com­mit­ment to one an­other by get­ting mar­ried. An­nounc­ing their wed­ding plans last month, Gemma and Arg proved they’re more se­ri­ous than ever – and 30-year- old Arg tells Closer how he’s keen to hear the pit­ter pat­ter of tiny feet, too.

“I would love to be a dad one day,” he smiles. “We will have to see how that goes. I’ve al­ways wanted to have a fam­ily.”

Broody Gemma, 37, has even ad­mit­ted that she’d planned to “trap” un­sus­pect­ing Arg by de­lib­er­ately not us­ing pro­tec­tion dur­ing a one-night stand with him in 2016. She later ad­mit­ted, “It wasn’t the right thing to do, but I re­ally wanted a baby.”

But for now, it looks like plans are full steam ahead for their up­com­ing nup­tials.

“I am def­i­nitely ask­ing Gemma to be my wife,” re­veals Arg. “We love the idea of get­ting mar­ried in Es­sex or Brighton, as they’re both spe­cial places to us, or we might do it in Italy or Spain. The first time we made love was in Marbella, so it would be nice to get mar­ried there, too.”


Over the past seven years, the pair have had a no­to­ri­ously tur­bu­lent re­la­tion­ship. They first got to­gether in 2012, af­ter Arg tem­po­rar­ily split from his girl­friend of eight years, for­mer TOWIE co-star Ly­dia Bright. Af­ter a se­ries of ex­plo­sive ar­gu­ments, Arg and Ly­dia fi­nally broke up in the sum­mer of 2016 – but the drama didn’t end there, as Gemma later found out that Arg had slept with his ex Ly­dia on the same day as bed­ding her while film­ing TOWIE in Marbella.

Then, af­ter years of on/off dat­ing, Gemma and Arg fi­nally re­united last April and have since bought a house in Marbella to­gether. Now the cou­ple are even talk­ing about film­ing their own re­al­ity show.

Arg re­veals, ”Po­ten­tially, me and Gemma might be do­ing our own show to­gether. It would be sim­i­lar to TOWIE and her spinoff show Diva Es­pana, which she did last sum­mer.” Then he adds with a grin, “Am I wor­ried about the huge strain it might put on our re­la­tion­ship? I think me and Gemma might be used to that by now!”


Arg’s demons have also put pres­sure on the cou­ple since his first stint in re­hab four years ago, where he was treated for drug ad­dic­tion at The Pri­ory af­ter be­ing found with traces of co­caine. The re­al­ity star – whose weight has bal­looned by over 4st over the past year – was sus­pended from TOWIE and went into a Thai re­hab fa­cil­ity for ten weeks in 2017 to over­come a “cy­cle of de­pres­sion” for his own men­tal and phys­i­cal well­be­ing.

Now Arg – who has al­ways had prob­lems with his yo-yoing weight – ad­mits that his way of deal­ing with what has hap­pened is to stay oc­cu­pied.

He says, “I keep busy and I have rou­tine and struc­ture. But all is go­ing well. The weight loss is not go­ing too good at the mo­ment, but I’m not let­ting it get me down. It’s a New Year’s res­o­lu­tion to lose weight, but my food weak­ness is that I love a curry!”

And Arg praises Gemma, who has dropped a dress size – with claims she’s lost 2st – while train­ing for re­veal­ing, “She is do­ing re­ally well. She hasn’t missed a ses­sion and is al­ways on time and has been re­ally work­ing hard. I’m so proud of her – I might do it next year!”

Arg was talk­ing at The Sun’s Mil­lie awards

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