Late last month, he took their relationship to the next level when he met his family in Italy.
And in a new interview, James Argent, 34, gushed about his new girlfriend Stella Turian, 18, and revealed he wooed her with Mafia films in his home cinema.
The TOWIE star also recalled how they “serenaded” each other when they first met by chance at a restaurant in Greece in June, before continuing a romantic relationship months later.
Loved-up: In a new interview, James Argent, 34, gushed about his new girlfriend Stella Turian, 18, and revealed he wooed her with mafia films in his home theater
Speaking to The Sun, Arg – who is 16 years older than the stunning Italian actress – called Stella “extremely smart, very talented and beautiful”.
He confessed: “I feel very lucky, sometimes I have to pinch myself to remind myself that everything is really happening.”
As well as being genetically blessed, the 18-year-old beauty is fluent in four languages, while the TOWIE star is working hard to improve her Italian.
Arg also shared how he wooed his new girlfriend, revealing: “I’m lucky to have a home theater – there must be some perks to being in showbiz – and I’m obsessed with mob movies , so I made him watch Goodfellas and some Sopranos and Casino too.
Singing for love: The TOWIE star also recalled how they ‘serenaded’ each other when they first met by chance at a restaurant in Greece in June
The reality star – whose past issues are widely documented – insisted he had been completely candid with Stella about the “ups and downs” he had had.
He gushed: “We have an amazing connection, she’s extremely supportive and she knows everything there is to know about me.”
Arg met Stella by chance at a fancy restaurant called Nammos, while in Mykonos, Greece in June for a friend’s wedding,
He said they ‘serenaded each other’ as he recalled how he showed her clips of himself singing Rat Pack songs, while she showed him clips of her singing Italian love songs.
The pair then exchanged numbers, and Arg explained how after performing gigs they sent videos of themselves singing to each other, and added how Stella gave her mic skills “its stamp.” of approval”.
Loved-up: MailOnline revealed James’ budding romance with Stella in September
Although they only met once in Mykonos, they then spent the summer messaging and FaceTiming.
Arg recalled how he finally worked up the courage to fly to Italy in September to see her and see if there was any romance to be had.
The TOWIE star admitted to being “incredibly nervous” for fear that when they meet again there will be no romantic bond.
But luckily, the second their eyes met again, he gushed about how they felt “an incredible bond” that continued to grow.
And after meeting each other’s families, Arg confirmed they would be spending Christmas together, but had no plans to move in together. Instead, they will focus on making their long-distance relationship work well.
Romance: James confessed his new romance: “I feel very lucky. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to remind myself that it’s all really happening’
It comes after MailOnline revealed James’ budding romance with Stella in September.
Sources close to the couple said it was “love at first sight” for James, who hasn’t felt this in years, and he is “determined” to make this relationship the best of his life.
“James and Stella are in love, they fell in love the moment they met and have spent as much time as possible together ever since,” a source told MailOnline.
“It’s a big deal for James – he hasn’t been in a relationship for years because he’s worked on himself and finally now he’s ready to share his life with someone.”
What it took to charm her: Arg revealed: ‘I’m lucky to have a home cinema…and I’m obsessed with mob movies so I made her watch Goodfellas and a few Sopranos and Casino too”
“The age difference hasn’t played a part in their romance so far, they’ve been vacationing together in Italy and Marbella, getting to know each other away from the spotlight.”
Stella appears in the movie Infiniti, screened this year at the Venice Film Festival.
James hasn’t dated anyone publicly since the end of his turbulent romance with former TOWIE co-star Gemma, 41, who was repeatedly heartbroken after James called her and they got together. are scrambled on-screen and off-screen.
He has also dated TOWIE’s Lydia Bright, 31, who is now mum to daughter Loretta while Gemma is engaged to fiancé Rami Hawash.
Exes: James hasn’t dated anyone publicly since his turbulent romance with former TOWIE co-star Gemma, 41, ended (pictured together in 2018)