Inside James Lock’s dating history as he ‘confirms romance’ with Megan Barton Hanson10/11/2021
After being spotted kissing recently, James Lock and Megan Barton Hanson have sent romance rumours into overdrive.
The reality TV stars were snapped sharing a kiss together, and took their romance on to social media too, with a flurry of Instagram stories and posts.
TOWIE star James, 34, and Megan, 27, shared a series of snaps from inside their date night in Mayfair this week, prompting many to conclude the pair to be officially an item.
Whispers of Love Island star Megan being lined up to make her TOWIE debut have been rife, as James' romances tend to play out on-screen.
The TOWIE veteran's love life has been well documented since appearing on the show, with many storylines centring around his relationships.
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Who has James Lock previously dated?
James' most high-profile romance was with former TOWIE co-star Yazmin Oukhellou. James and Yazmin, 27, were an item one and off for nearly five years.
The pair got together in 2017 before first splitting up in July 2019 following a series of rows. They eventually rekindled their romance, and the relationship was heavily documented on TOWIE.
In early 2021, they announced that they had decided to permanently call it quits while on holiday in Dubai.
James and Yazmin reportedly weren't getting along on holiday, leaving them to come to the agreement that the best solution was to end the relationship.
Speaking exclusively to OK! about the split, Yazmin said: "James and I have split up amicably. I love James but we're not good together. It couldn't go on the way it was so I told James we should end things and he agreed."
Yazmin has now quit TOWIE following the split and moved to Dubai permanently.
On the latest series of TOWIE, it was revealed that James had had enjoyed a fling with co-star Chloe Brockett during the summer.
It has sparked drama across the cast, with Chloe, 20, finding herself at the centre of several storylines concerning the fling.
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Things don't seem to have ended all that well, with James reportedly saying to co-star Gatsby that he was "cringed out" by Chloe.
However, the 20 year old doesn't seem phased, having recently told OK!: "It wasn’t the greatest comment he could have made but he was probably trying to save face with his friends and his ex-girlfriend, who I’m sure he’ll get back with. At the end of the day, it was just sex and you don’t really need your mind for sex. He hasn’t got much of a brain anyway."
She continued by stating that the romance "wasn't my finest moment," and that moving forward, he isn't someone she'd speak to anyway.
James was busy back in 2019, having managed to enjoy a brief fling in between splitting up and rekindling with Yazmin.
He was spotted passionately kissing Ellie Mackenzie on a night out, sparking rumours he'd moved on.
Ellie is an aesthetics practitioner who is close friends with many of the TOWIE cast. Her mum Karen is the owner of No1 Bootcamp, which operates in both Norwich and Ibiza.
Multiple reports were published saying the pair were an item, but James quickly shot down all of the rumours.
At the time, he said: “It was a nothing thing, it was never going to be anything serious. She’s not someone I was seeing, she’s not my girlfriend, everyone was saying ‘James’ new girlfriend,’ she’s not my new girlfriend. It was something casual.
“There won’t be a second date, I won’t be pursuing her. She’s not a bit of me. I’ve been getting it in the ear from my mum saying she’s not for me!”
Fellow TOWIE star Danielle Armstrong dated James back in 2014, with the pair enjoying a fiery two year romance.
Only a few months after their relationship began James was hit with various cheating allegations, leading to admit he had been unfaithful at the start. Danielle agreed to give him another chance.
Their relationship continued, until Danielle ended things in 2015 just before James planned to propose. They soon rekindled again, only for Danielle to announce that they had permanently split less than a year later.
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