James Argent is said to be devastated after splitting from his 19-year-old law student girlfriend.
The 35-year-old ex The Only Way Is Essex star-turned-singer known as "Arg", had been in a relationship with Stella Turian since June 2022 and had even recently hinted that wedding bells could be on the horizon.
"Throughout the summer it became increasingly difficult for them to meet up due to their work commitments," a source told MailOnline. "There are no hard feelings between them, they still follow each other on Instagram, and James is even invited to come out to ski with Stella and her family early next year.
"They made lasting memories, travelling around the most romantic parts of Italy together and Stella visited London for the first time to see James, but for now they have mutually agreed that their relationship is over."
Argent, who recently appeared on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, is no stranger to heartbreak having previously dated former castmates Lydia Bright and Gemma Collins.
Opening up about his relationship with Turian and longing to settle down in a recent interview, he said:: "I have been seeing an Italian girl for a while now. "Her name is Stella, she lives in Italy, we met and became friends and it just snowballed from there. We are doing the long distance at the moment but it is working for us. She is beautiful and I am really happy. I would love to get married one day. It's a bit early right now but who knows I could be singing at my own wedding one day."The Standard has contacted a representative for James Argent for comment.