James 'Arg' Argent has new girlfriend

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 June 2017
James 'Arg' Argent

James 'Arg' Argent

James 'Arg' Argent has struck up a relationship with Cadah Draper following his rehab stint in Thailand

James 'Arg' Argent has a new girlfriend.

The 'Only Way is Essex' star, 29, has spent the past few months in rehab in Thailand following his split from on/off girlfriend Lydia Bright but it seems he's now back to his usual bubbly self and has even bagged himself a new lady love called Cadah Draper.

A source told The Sun Online: "Arg is looking, and feeling, better than ever. It's not surprising he's found someone as lovely as Cadah - he's a really nice guy with a heart of gold. They met on 'Celebs Go Dating' and while it's early days, there is definitely a spark between them. Everyone is saying how happy Arg is and it's not surprising when you look at Cadah, she's gorgeous and has a lovely personality."

Following his stint in rehab, in which he sought treatment for addiction, it was not known whether Arg would return to the ITVBe show because he missed the last series.

But his former flame Lydia, 27 - who announced she was leaving the programme in order to focus on her own business ventures - confirmed he would return this year.

She said: "From what I've heard from him, he is in a good place and he is doing really well. He is returning to 'TOWIE'. That's a good thing for him.

"I have not left 'TOWIE' because of James. We have a laugh about it. We are friends but we are not overly friendly. It's every now and then. There's no hard feelings. When we first broke up there was so much anger and hate and I was broken with it all. But time is the best healer. You just need to move on. You need to let go as time has gone on. Eight-and-a-half years of my life. I would hate to think what a waste. Otherwise you are forever looking back and thinking what is the point?

"He was a part of our life. They [my family] mourned the loss of James as well. They totally respected my decision. They knew I had to let go."

The pair first started dating when they were at school and have enjoyed a turbulent relationship over the years - much of which was played out on screen for all to see.

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