Lydia Bright and James 'Arg' Argent are reportedly hoping to "rekindle their romance."

Lydia Bright could rekindle her romance with James 'Arg' Argent

Lydia Bright could rekindle her romance with James 'Arg' Argent

The former flames - who appeared on 'The Only Way Is Essex' together and dated on and off for eight years before their split in 2016 - are said have met up recently after realising "they've really missed each other".

An insider told new! magazine: "Arg and Lydia have always been meant to be.

"They've both come to a certain point in their lives and realised that they need each other.

"There is such a deep love there. They've realised how rare their connection is, and it's a bond they can't break."

Over summer, the pair were spotted posing together with Lydia's daughter Loretta - whom she welcomed into the world in February 2020 - at his sister Natasha's wedding.

Sharing snaps on social media, she described Arg and his family as the "kindest, warmest most infectious family you will ever meet".

She wrote: "So happy that we have all remained so close over the years. Friends forever."

Earlier this year, there were reports Arg - who split from on/off girlfriend Gemma Collins over the summer last year - was keen to reunite with Lydia.

An insider said at the time: "The pair have started to meet up and Arg is very keen to start something up again.

“Lydia is a little more coy though. It’s something Arg wants to happen as she was the love of his life.”

The star was said have been keener than Lydia at that point, as he looked to prove he's a "new man".

A source added: "Arg is trying work his way back in but Lydia isn’t daft. Arg has had his issues and she’s a mum now.

“This weight loss battle is a good way for Arg to prove to Lydia he’s a new man.”