Shortly after filming wrapped for TOWIE's seventeenth series earlier this year, Lydia decided to call time on her relationship with Arg. Their split didn't become public knowledge until at least two months after it happened, and while Arg had been keen for a reunion, Lydia's co-stars have revealed she is ready to move on...
Fans last saw Lydia and Arg onscreen seeming pretty content when it came to their romance. The pair had been looking at buying a house together, with Lydia even discussing marriage and children with Arg.
However, things didn't work out for the duo. So far, neither Lydia or Arg have confirmed a reason for their split, but Lydia has said she felt like she had "no choice" but to end the relationship.
Now, her pal Bobby Norris has said she is ready to "walk away" from Arg for good.
He caught up with Lydia while the TOWIE cast were filming overseas in Palma, Mallorca and exclusively giving us the low down, Bobby said: "Lydia seems in quite a good headspace. During the break, before filming, she seems to have got some closure. This is the most I have ever seen Lydia in her head be as strong as she is.
Bobs continued: "It seems to me, as it stands, and where her head is at, that she is done and she's ready to walk away and move on. In Lyd's head it is done."
He did add, however, that he doesn't think Arg is on the same page as her. Bobby said: "Arg always finds the break ups really hard."
Since the split, Arg has been on a mission to lose weight, after confessing to putting on four stone in the last year. He enrolled himself to boot camp, and after ten tough weeks following a strict diet and training regime, the reality star revealed he has now shed 30lbs.
Pleased with his friend's success, Bobby told us that Arg is "looking great", but he doesn't want Arg's motivation to be driven by the thought of winning Lydia back.
Bobby explained: "I said to him, 'James you're looking fantastic, keep this up and do it for you. Everything you're doing, do it for yourself and if it helps you one day get Lydia back, because I know she is the girl of your dreams – amazing. But if it doesn't, you've still achieved something.'"
He then added: "It's just hard being one of those friends, because you want to be a shoulder to cry on for both of them. Lydia seems quite strong. Not to make her sound like she doesn't care, but she's done her grieving almost for that relationship."
Having her say on the split, Danielle Armstrong then told Reveal: "This isn't the first time, that is what everyone needs to remember. Arg, as much as we love him, he has mucked up quite a few times. I think there is only so much a girl can take."
Lydia and Arg were forced to come face-to-face following their split in Palma. Fans are yet to see what unfolded between the exes, but pictures have surfaced of their awkward confrontation on the beach.
Has Lydia now told Arg their romance really is over for good?
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