At the end of last month, he took their relationship to the next level as he met her family in Italy.
And in a new interview, James Argent, 34, has gushed over new girlfriend Stella Turian, 18, and revealed that he wooed her with Mafia movies 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 pursuing a romantic relationship months later.
Loved-up: In a new interview, James Argent, 34, gushed over new girlfriend Stella Turian, 18, and revealed that he wooed her with Mafia movies in his home cinema
Speaking to The Sun, Arg – who is 16 years older than the stunning Italian actress – branded Stella ‘extremely intelligent, very talented and beautiful.’
He confessed: ‘I feel very lucky, sometimes I have to pinch myself to remind myself this is all 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 on improving his Italian.
Arg also told how he wooed his new girlfriend, revealing: ‘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.’
Singing for love: The TOWIE star also recalled how they ‘serenaded each other’ when they first met by chance at a restaurant in Greece back in June
The reality star – who’s trouble past is widely documented – insisted he has been completely up front with Stella about the ‘ups and downs’ he’s had.
He gushed: ‘We’ve got an amazing connection, she is extremely supportive, and she knows everything there is to know about me.’
Arg met Stella by chance at a swanky restaurant called Nammos, while in Mykonos, Greece in June for a friend’s wedding,
He said they ‘serenaded each other’ as he reminisced of 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’d send each other videos of themselves singing, and added how Stella gave his mic skills ‘her seal of approval’.
Loved-up: MailOnline revealed James’ burgeoning romance with Stella in September
Despite meeting just once in Mykonos, they then spent the summer messaging and FaceTiming.
Arg recalled how he eventually plucked up the courage to fly to Italy in September to see her and see if there was a romance to be had.
The TOWIE star confessed to being ‘incredibly nervous’ for fear that when they saw each other again, there might not be a romantic connection.
But thankfully, the second their eyes met again, he gushed over how they felt ‘an amazing link’ which has continued to develop.
And after meeting each other’s families, Arg confirmed that they will spend Christmas together, but have no plans to move in together. Instead, they will focus on making their long-distance relationship work.
Romance: James confessed of his new romance: ‘I feel very lucky. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to remind myself this is all really happening’
It comes after MailOnline revealed James’ burgeoning romance with Stella in September.
Sources close to the pair said that it was ‘love at first sight’ for James, who hasn’t felt this way for years, and he’s ‘determined’ to make this relationship the best of his life.
‘James and Stella are in love, they fell for each other the moment they met and have spent as much time together as possible since,’ a source told MailOnline.
‘This is a big deal for James – he hasn’t been in a relationship for years because he’s been working 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 enough to have a home cinema… and I’m obsessed with Mafia films, so I made her watch Goodfellas and some Sopranos and Casino too’
‘The age difference hasn’t played any part in their romance so far, they’ve holidayed together in Italy and Marbella, getting to know each other away from the spotlight.’
Stella appears in the film Infiniti, which screened at this year’s Venice Film Festival.
James hasn’t publicly dated anyone since the end of his turbulent romance with former TOWIE co-star Gemma, 41, who was left brokenhearted on multiple occasions after James called her names and they fell out on and off screen.
He also dated TOWIE’s Lydia Bright, 31, who is now a mum to daughter Loretta while Gemma is engaged to fiancé Rami Hawash.
Exes: James hasn’t publicly dated anyone since the end of his turbulent romance with former TOWIE co-star Gemma, 41 (pictured together in 2018)