The couple didn’t shy away from the PDA (Picture: Backgrid)
James Argent and his girlfriend Stella Turian only had eyes for each other during their Italian holiday this week.
The former Towie star, 34, and actress Stella, 18, hit it off last year and have now been conducting a long-distance relationship with Stella living in her native Italy while James is based in Essex.
The couple are believed to have met at a wedding in Mykonos in June, and there may even be plans for them to move in together after they met one another’s parents.
James was reportedly able to ‘win over’ his partner’s friends and family ‘with his charm’.
The couple were spotted living the tourist life in Venice, where James leaned in for kiss at a cafe.
James kept it pretty casual with a blue cardigan and jeans, while Stella kept it cool in an all-black ensemble.
The two are enjoying some downtime in Venice, Italy (Picture: Cobra Team / BACKGRID)
The lovebirds also enjoyed a boat ride on the river (Picture: Cobra Team / BACKGRID)
Despite the 17-year age difference, the former reality star said the two had a lot in common, due to their love of films.
‘I’m lucky enough to have a home cinema — there have to be some perks to being in showbiz — and I’m obsessed with Mafia films, so I made her watch Goodfellas and some Sopranos and Casino too,’ James explained.
The two appeared to be in good spirits (Picture: Cobra Team / BACKGRID)
The couple are believed to have met at a wedding in Mykonos (Picture: Cobra Team / BACKGRID)
He also said he felt ‘lucky’ to be dating the ‘extremely intelligent’ Italian actress.
‘Stella is extremely intelligent, very talented and she’s fluent in four languages, including English, which is lucky, as my Italian’s not great, although it’s improving. And she’s beautiful, too. I feel very lucky,’ he told The Sun.
He also gushed over their ‘amazing connection’ and praised his girlfriend as being ‘extremely supportive’.
The TV personality and aspiring wedding singer underwent a dramatic weight loss journey last year, losing 14 stone in total, but recently explained how he felt he had ‘lost a little bit too much’.
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The couple have been conducting a long-distance relationship.