The TOWIE newcomer has been making quite an impression on the show so far...
James Lock has become something of a TOWIE veteran.
The 30-year-old probably made his biggest impression through his on/off romance with former co-star Danielle Armstrong, but after their emotional end-of-season break-up, she walked away from the ITVBe series leaving him to go it alone.
Of course, fans of the show also enjoy watching James’ bromance with Pete Wicks. But there’s a new addition to Lockie’s life – and the show – in the form of Yazmin Oukhellou.
The pair only seem to have been dating for a little while, but they’re moving pretty quickly.
During one of the most recent episodes, James arranged a double date with Megan and Pete – ooh, things must be getting serious, eh?!
A little later on, Yazmin was gushing about her new man to the girls (as you do) and she revealed that James had spoken to her about potentially moving in. Ooh.
Yaz told Megan and Amber Turner: ‘I’ve never felt like this.’
She continued, ‘I was with someone for such a long time and thought that was love, but this feels so different. He’s met my parents and everything. My family love him.’
The pair seem to be going from strength-to-strength, despite not necessarily being official yet (although both seem on the same page about it going that way).
Both Yaz and James have been sharing some suitably loved-up selfies on Instagram, giving their followers a glimpse into their relationship away from the show.
Sadly, though, some seem to have been leaving some less-than-complimentary comments about her new romance on her page – and we don’t wish to spread them here.
Thankfully others seem to have been leaving messages of support for her, with comments including: ‘Stunning girl. Ignore the haters 💖’, ‘Yasss darling becareful of hatersssss hating on your relationship! [sic]’ and ‘If nobody likes them being together.. JOG ON & stop following them both!’
Another fan added: ‘New Essex Power Couple 👑🙏🏼❤️’.
With all of the other relationship drama going on in the show, we’re pleased to see that James and Yaz seem so happy – and we’re loving the addition of another strong couple in Essex.