TOWIE’s Lydia Bright admits she and ex James Argent are still ‘very good friends’ after relationship

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Former TOWIE star Lydia Bright has opened up on her friendship with James Argent six years after they called time on their relationship and parted their ways as a couple.

It comes after one fan was keen to know whether Arg, 33, and Lydia, 30, are on friendly terms as they asked the reality star on her Instagram Q&A: “Do you and Arg still speak?”

The mum-of-one replied to their question by posting a picture of her mum Debbie Bright, 55, holding her baby daughter Loretta on FaceTime with Arg, who has received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

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“Yes, we are very good friends,” she shared. “He has always remained best friends with my mum and younger brother Tommy.”

It isn’t the first time Lydia has revealed there is no bad blood between her and James after they dated each other between 2008 and 2015.

“Yes we are still good friends and our families are very close,” she shared on another Instagram Q&A back in November last year.

“I will always care for Arg we have so much history.”


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As Lydia mentioned Arg is still close with her mum Debbie, it's clear fans are huge supporters of the two of them remaining friends after Debbie posted a gushing message about the star last summer.

After James accompanied Lydia’s sister Romana on a night out in Marbella, Debbie thanked James for being there for her daughter.

Sharing a throwback picture of herself and Arg smiling for the camera, she posted on Instagram: “Never be controlled by three things.

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"Your past ….. money and people. @real_arg Thank You for looking after @romanaluciabright when she most needed a friend," alongside a sunflower emoji.

One waded in to comment: “Arh this is lovely to see not ways the case with ex's in the family is it so nice to see tho…. loves the brights and arg [sic]."

Elsewhere it is claimed James’ on and off girlfriend Gemma Collins is pinning her hopes on having a baby with The Only Way Is Essex star.

It is rumoured Gemma, 40, is now back together with James after they spent a lot of their time together in lockdown.

Arg has recently spoken about his drug addiction, weight issues and stopping exercise in lockdown which resulted in him ballooning to 26 stone.

A source claimed the Diva Forever star is “scared” about the possibility of Arg having a relapse.

"All her hopes and dreams are pinned on this new reunion with Arg, she is still scared that he could relapse again," a friend of the star told Closer.

"That would cast serious doubt on her achieving her baby dream, and those who care about her worry that would destroy her after everything she has been through for him."

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