James Argent looked as though he didn’t have a care in the world when he was pictured leaving home on Tuesday.
The 31-year-old was seen for the first time since his girlfriend Gemma Collins dumped him after he shared (and deleted) a humiliating clip of her snoring in bed.
James has since been accused of sending a string of abusive texts in the wake of the break-up to Gemma, saying she has ‘more rolls than Greggs’.
Happy? James Argent smiled as he was pictured for the first time since his split from Gemma Collins on Tuesday… after ‘he said she had ‘more rolls than Greggs’ in abusive texts
Really? Gemma had broken up with James after he posted a clip of her snoring in bed but he has reportedly responded by sending her abusive fat-shaming messages
Arg has been accused of calling his ex ‘an embarrassment’ and ‘a fat horrible lump’ in a series of abusive messages seen by The Sun.
According to Dan Wootton, the messages said: ‘You are a fat joke of a woman. An absolute car crash! You’re nearly 40 f***ing years old, you embarrassment.’
In another, he said: ‘You fat horrible lump. Nasty mean woman. Who the f*** do you think you are? You’ve got more rolls than Greggs.’
Big shot: James had styled himself for the outing, wearing his Burberry mac, Gucci loafers and carrying his Gucci bag in hand
Having a good day? James appeared to be in great spirits despite his own personal dramas
No more: No doubt Gemma is trying her best to move on with her life following the upsetting furore
Meanwhile, the reality star was in one of his favourite outfits as he headed out in his Burberry mac and clutching his Gucci bag as he headed into a waiting car.
James, who previously dated Lydia Bright, had been seen begging Gemma to let him in the house on Monday after sge kicked him out.
In pictures obtained by The Sun, the TOWIE star can be seen outside Gemma’s home, just hours after she had broken up with him.
Gemma’s parents then arrive and let Arg in, only for the reality star to emerge back outside moments later.
‘Humiliated’: According to reports, the TOWIE diva, 38, decided to ends things because she was so ’embarrassed’ over the candid Instagram story post
Bombarded: After kicking James out of her house last week, Gemma is said to have faced a barrage of nasty messages from her boyfriend
A source told The Sun Online: ‘Gemma ended things really quickly with Arg – she immediately locked him out of the house, and then a scrapyard van turned up to pick up his scooter.
‘He turned up shortly afterwards to find himself locked out and was hammering on the door asking her to let him in.’
The source continued: ‘Then Gemma’s parents turned up and went in with him – and almost immediately Arg came back out.
Taking her mind off things: Gemma tried to ignore the drama on Monday night, as she stepped out in Alderley Edge
‘Her dad went out to speak to Arg for a while, then her mum sat with him in the car talking to him.
‘Then a mate pulled up in a car and gave him a lift – and Gemma’s parents went back inside.’
Representatives for Gemma Collins, James Argent and TOWIE have been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
The source went on to suggest that Arg had turned ‘nasty’ after Gemma’s profile soared on ITV’s Dancing On Ice because he ‘couldn’t handle her fame’.
Their relationship seemed to hit a new low when Arg posted a clip of Gemma snoring on his social media profile.
And on Monday, it was claimed that ‘humiliated’ Gemma felt like she had ‘no choice’ but to dump him.
Girls’ night: Gemma partied with Real Housewives Of Cheshire stars Dawn Ward and Ester Dee
What split? Gemma seemed determined to move past the nastiness
Out of order: Gemma is believed to have been hit by a string of ‘nasty’ messages when she kicked him out of her home
Moving vans were then seen at her house, prompting speculation that he had been asked to leave.
Just as news of the text drama emerged on Monday night, Gemma seemed determined to move past it – instead enjoying a girls’ night out with Real Housewives Of Cheshire stars Dawn Ward and Ester Dee.
Fellow TOWIE star Chloe Sims previously accused Arg of bombarding her with nasty text messages last April when she waded into their relationship.
In a revelation aired on the series in 2018, Chloe warned Gemma that Arg wasn’t ready for fatherhood, which didn’t go down well with him.
She said at the time: ‘I really don’t want to ruin Arg, but I’m gong to be honest with you, after our conversation I was bombarded with messages and calls from him digging me out.’
Arg also once faced the wrath of Lucy Mecklenburgh on The Only Way Is Essex for sending abusive messages to his ex-girlfriend Lydia Bright.
Lucy lashed out in one 2012 scene claiming to have seen texts he sent Lydia calling her a ‘sl*t’ for sleeping with someone else.
Heartbreak: Insiders believe Arg turned nasty after Gemma’s profile soared on Dancing On Ice
Gemma and Arg met on TOWIE on 2011, but their relationship only became romantic following his split from Lydia.
But it wasn’t long-lived and resulted in a confrontation, with Gemma saying the iconic line during an episode of TOWIE: ‘You’re never going to get this candy!’
The duo finally got together once again in 2017, when Arg declared his love for Gemma, yet it soon ended.
Going all out: Just last week, Arg pulled out all the stops for Valentine’s Day, revealing Gemma had demanded their stay in a suite at The Dorchester Hotel, he also serenaded her
Not going strong: Gemma and Arg’s relationship had gone from strength-to-strength since they rekindled their romance last year (pictured in 2017)
With Gemma appearing on Celebs Go Dating in 2018, but later in the year, they got back together.
Notoriously on and off, the couple have seemingly been stronger than ever in the last year, regularly discussing their plans to start a family.
He recently supported her through a tumultuous time on the ice – picking her up when she injured herself on live TV and speaking up for her in a clash with judge Jason Gardiner about her ‘diva’ behaviour.
Drama: Arg has supported the reality star during her tumultuous time on Dancing On Ice, after hitting headlines for her clashes with judge Jason Gardiner and her ‘diva’ behaviour
On and off: Gemma and Arg met in 2011 on TOWIE, but only became romantic in 2012 following his split from former co-star Lydia Bright (pictured in 2012)
It even seem like their romance was heading for a proposal just last week, on Valentine’s Day.
Arg pulled out all the stops, with an overnight stay at The Dorchester Hotel and showering her with a designer handbag and roses.
Speaking on This Morning, after serenading her with a rendition of My Girl, he said: ‘We’ve got a room at the Dorchester hotel, her favourite, she demanded it!
‘She picked a few presents for herself,’ he explained. ‘A new bag is on way, roses and a beautiful hotel room. Oh yeah, she picked it all!’
The GC: But it wasn’t long-lived and resulted in a confrontation, with Gemma saying the iconic line: ‘You’re never going to get this candy!’ (pictured in 2012)
During a recent appearance on Good Morning Britain, Gemma gushed about the dynamic of her and Arg’s romance, insisting the age difference wasn’t an issue.
Speaking to GMB host Piers Morgan, 53, she admitted she previously thought she would prefer a man in his age bracket.
She confessed: ‘I thought I wanted a silver fox like yourself, but the older I get, the younger I want them!’
Flirtatious Gemma then suggested that a man of Piers’ age could help her out in more intimate ways as she reasoned: ‘Someone like yourself can educate me!
‘But when you’re older than the man, you can be in control. He [Arg] likes both, it depends what mood he’s in.
It’s over!: In 2018, Gemma and Arg got back together after years of being on/off with the two revealing they want to get married and have children