James Lock and Yazmin Oukhellou have been dating since Christmas 2017 [Instagram]
Friends with Megan McKenna and Amber Turner, Yazmin Oukhellou was quick to make a name for herself on The Only Way Is Essex.
The brunette beauty stepped onto the TOWIE scene as James Lock’s new girlfriend.
This news came after Pete Wicks’ friend’s public split from former reality TV star Danielle Armstrong, who is now dating Dan Spiller.
At the beginning of their time on the show as a couple, viewers were unsure about the how long their relationship would last.
Yazmin and James have been packing on the PDA on holiday [Instagram]
However, more recently, after six months together, the pair have forced fans to switch their opinions.
Most recently, the swimwear designer and her man jetted off on a romantic holiday to the Dominican Republic, sharing romantic snaps of them kissing and enjoying their time together.
Fans were quick to share their love for the couple with one person commenting: “What a stunning girlfriend you have, very lucky.”
Another wrote: “She has really grown on me,” while another shared: “Such a beautiful couple! Your kids are going to have insane good looks.”
Fans have recently changed their opinions of James Lock and his girlfriend [Yazmin Oukhellou/Instagram]
Here’s everything you need to know about the couple so far…
How did James and Yaz meet?
In an OK! magazine exclusive, the pair admitted they’ve known each other for a while as James is good friends with her brother, and Ex On The Beach star, Adam Oukhellou.
James joked: “You can’t just start cracking on with your mate’s sister because it’s a liberty! But at Christmas we saw each other at Sheesh and she came back to a party with me. We got talking.”
Are Yaz and Lockie engaged?
For a couple who have only been together for six months, there’s been a WHOLE lot of wedding talk.
The 23 year old admitted her and James Lock are ‘together for the long run’ [Yazmin Oukhellou/Instagram]
However, before you get too excited, the couple have revealed they have no plans to walk down the aisle just yet.
“We haven’t discussed getting engaged, I think it’s early days. I think doing that jinxes things,” James told us.
Yaz added: “But we have spoken about our future. We know we’re not in it for the short term. I see us being together forever.”
Moving in together
Despite receiving a mixed reaction to the news, the 30 year old couldn’t be happier to be moving in with Yaz in three months.
The TOWIE couple will be moving in together in June [OK! magazine]
He told OK! magazine: “My new house will be finished in June. Of course I’m excited, but we basically live together now.”
The brunette added: “We’re inseparable.”
Fans and the TOWIE cast were in uproar when they saw Yaz had set the restaurant owner a list of rules including being home at 2am.
James Lock and Yazmin Oukhellou have recently moved in together [Yazmin Oukhellou/Instagram]
With many not thinking this is acceptable, Yaz has confessed it was all a “joke”.
Going on TOWIE together
With the show being such a big part of James’ life, the couple admitted early on that the swimwear brand owner would need to join him.
James said: “We discussed for a while whether Yaz was going to join the show and then she met with the producers and they really liked her.
“I was nervous about having another relationship on the show but you just need to be self-aware so your relationship isn’t affected.”