The couple met seven years ago at The Duke of Essex polo tournament and while we all thought it was love at first sight… well, maybe not quite!
During an appearance on ITV's Lorraine today, Arg revealed: "No. I actually fancied Lydia's mate!"
Lydia chipped in: "I was the wing girl! I was supposed to be trying to make James and my friend Robyn hook up. I felt sorry for him because she wasn't interested."
Lorraine Kelly then joked: "So it was basically pity?!"
Clearly it all worked out for the best as seven years later, Arg and Lydia are still going strong. They've been on and off and had their ups and downs but, after reuniting last year, they have vowed this time is forever.
During the chat, Arg also shared a funny story about their first holiday abroad to the Canary Islands... which didn't have the most romantic of starts.
He said: "There is a funny story. I needed parental guidance from her mum and dad that she was allowed to come on holiday with me. She was 17, I was 20 but you had to be over 21 to take an under 18 with you."
Lydia joked: "He was adult. I was child!"
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