“You hit!” TOWIE’s James Argent, 35, leaves This Morning hosts in shock as he gushes about girlfriend Stella Turian, 19, a year after meeting
James Argent gushed about his girlfriend Stella Turian on Wednesday’s This Morning.
The TOWIE star, 35, spoke fondly of the aspiring actress, 19, a year after a chance meeting in Greece, comparing his Italian crush to a ‘young Sophia Loren or Monica Bellucci’ while talking to Holly Willoughby and Dermot O’Leary.
The reality star told the hosts, “I have a new girlfriend. She looks like a young Sophia Loren or Monica Bellucci,” referring to the iconic Italian actresses who are now 88 and 58 respectively.
Producers of This Morning then showed viewers a picture of Arg with his girlfriend as he said, “She lives in northern Italy. She is very special. She’s a wonderful woman.’
Dermot insisted, “You hit!” as Holly gushed, “She’s gorgeous!” to which Arg replied, ‘Lord knows how I did it (sic). I think she thought I was an English Michael Bublé when we met. At least that’s what I tried to tell her.’
Loved up: James Argent, 35, left This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Dermot O’Leary in shock when he gushed about his girlfriend Stella Turian, 19, on Wednesday’s show
Adorable: The TOWIE star spoke fondly of the aspiring actress as producers showed viewers a photo of Arg with his girlfriend
Wow! James compared his Italian love to a “young Sophia Loren or Monica Bellucci” (left in photo Sophia Loren in 1995; right in photo Monica Bellucci in her youth)
In November, James revealed that he was courting Stella with mafia movies in his home theater.
The reality star also recalled how they “serenaded each other” when they first met by chance in June 2022 at a restaurant in Greece, before embarking on a romantic relationship months later.
Speak against The sunhe confessed, “I feel very lucky, sometimes I have to pinch myself to remind myself that this is all really happening.”
The beauty is not only genetically blessed, but is also fluent in four languages, while the TOWIE star has been working hard on improving his Italian.
Despite only meeting once in Mykonos last summer, they spent the summer texting and FaceTiming.
Arg recalled how he finally mustered up the courage to fly to Italy in September 2022 to see her and see if there was any romance to be had.
The TOWIE star confessed that she was “incredibly nervous” for fear there wouldn’t be a romantic connection when they saw each other again.
But thankfully, the second their eyes met again, he gushed about how they felt “a great link” that continued to develop.
Happy: ‘She lives in Northern Italy. She is very special. She’s a wonderful woman,’ Arg said of Stella
Lucky: They first met by chance at a restaurant in Greece in June 2022, before embarking on a romantic relationship months later
Joker: ‘I think she thought I was an English Michael Bublé when we met. At least that’s what I was trying to tell her,” James joked
Looking good: Arg showed off his impressive weight loss on the show, having had gastric sleeve surgery two years ago
Elsewhere during his appearance on This Morning, James discussed his issues with eating, explaining, “When I was going through certain feelings, I moved towards eating.
‘After 2 years sober and I have a good relationship with food and exercise. I feel happy and satisfied.’
He added: ‘When I go back and look at pictures I don’t recognize myself. I can still be quite body or image conscious. There are areas where I want to be tighter.
‘Sports are going well. I got into my swimming and boxing. I play tennis too.’