Home Celebrity News James Argent reveals he started using drugs ‘heavily’ after Lydia Bright split

James Argent reveals he started using drugs ‘heavily’ after Lydia Bright split


James Argent has candidly opened up about how he turned hooked on cocaine, after revealing his addiction issues earlier this week.

The 32 yr previous former The Only Way Is Essex star James spoke actually about how common nightclub appearances brought on him to make use of cocaine “more and more”.

But, his dependancy worsened after his heartbreak over his split from Lydia Bright.

Former TOWIE stars James and Lydia started relationship in 2007, earlier than their actuality fame and had an on and off romance for 9 years – which ultimately led to 2016.

James Argent has candidly admitted his addiction worsened after he began using drugs to "escape the pain" of his heartbreak over his split from Lydia Bright
James Argent has candidly admitted his dependancy worsened after he started using drugs to “escape the pain” of his heartbreak over his split from Lydia Bright (Image: ITV)

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The couple first split in 2012 after Arg was accused of dishonest on Lydia, 30.

And now the star has admitted his dependancy, although it was already there, had worsened after the breakup.

Speaking to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langford by way of video hyperlink on This Morning, James revealed the eye from girls throughout common nightclub appearances “went to his head” which brought on Lydia to split from Arg.

He mentioned: “When I acquired to TOWIE, the entire thing was a shock to me. I’d solely had one girlfriend my complete life, that was Lydia, I wasn’t incomes any cash earlier than TOWIE, I used to be going from job to job making an attempt to make it as a marriage singer.

James Argent and Lydia Bright dated on and off from 2007 to 2016
James Argent and Lydia Bright dated on and off from 2007 to 2016 (Image: Getty)
James Argent admits attention from women "went to his head"
James Argent admits consideration from girls “went to his head” (Image: ITV)

“Then, impulsively I started incomes good cash each week, I had a lot of consideration from girls in nightclubs and stuff and that sort of went all to my head.

“And when Lydia broke up with me, I suppose it was a bit of a shock and I struggled to deal with that.”

Arg revealed his drug use turned extra common as he tried to “escape” the ache of his heartbreak.

The actuality star mentioned: “The ache that I used to be going via from the heartbreak I started using drugs closely, extra so to try to escape the emotions, the ache.

James Argent is now dating Gemma Collins
James Argent is now relationship Gemma Collins (Image: Getty)

“And I was also battling with the insecurities of how I looked on television and I was just eating and eating to comfort myself and stuff and then I thought: ‘If I get Lydia back that will be the answer to all my problems,’ so I got her back and I was so deep into addiction I couldn’t stop. So that relationship ended.”

James, who recently admitted he “hated” girlfriend Gemma Collins for her tough love approach to his addiction, additionally revealed his behavior first started when he toured the nation doing private appearances in nightclubs.

He mentioned: “I keep in mind once I first started The Only Way Is Essex and, by the way in which I’m not placing any blame into that by any means, however I feel, once I started TOWIE initially – and I’m certain the Love Islanders can relate – if you come off a giant present like that you just started getting booked up for nightclub appearances.

“I remember I was in nightclubs up and down the country most nights of the week, probably six nights a week and I remember I was drinking near on all of those nights and I started doing drugs more and more and I think my addiction started, probably really badly when my friends and family recognised it.”