HEARTBROKEN Gemma Collins dumped her boyfriend James ‘Arg’ Silver after telling him he wanted an open relationship, The Sun Online can reveal it.
Sources close to the couple say that Arg, 32, was inspired by American actor Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, who made headlines over the weekend when they revealed that Jada had been intimate with other people during their marriage.
But Gemma, 39, is heartbroken and devastated – especially since she stayed by her side throughout her battle with drugs and alcohol and was eager to start a family. together.
The former Towie star spoke to his girlfriend after he returned from Spain, telling her that he wanted to move there.
Speaking to The Sun Online, a source said, “Arg went to Spain and told Gemma that he wanted to go back there forever and be in an open relationship like Jada and Will.
“Gemma is completely shocked and has been left absolutely heartbroken, especially after sticking with him for so long.
“Gemma feels like she did everything she could to help Arg but enough is enough.
“He said he wanted to stay in Spain for good, which is worrisome because he is known to have relapsed there already.
“Gemma was devastated by the conversation and decided to end their relationship – she feels like she had no choice but to walk away.
“It couldn’t have ended worse; she was in tears and even blocked Arg on social media. “
The insider added: “It was a big blow, Gemma was loyal throughout her battle against cocaine and only everyone supported her. ”
Gemma posted on Instagram tonight urging her followers to “find the strength to walk away” as she shared the “Top 10 signs of emotional abuse in a relationship”.
The list included such things as “says things that bother or scare you”, “swears or calls you” and “sulks and refuses to talk about problems” – among others.
She captioned the message: “To all those who have suffered from confinement or who are suffering in general 💗 please find your strength to move away to
“There is a better life for you filled with love and respect 💗 and always remember that the problem is not in you, it is in them 💗
“Get away, it’s never too late 💗 something will happen someday and you will just say it’s enough 💗 that’s when the nightmare is over 💗
“This is when you find your strength and this is when you learn self-love.”
Earlier this year, Arg courageously revealed himself to be a cocaine addict – and suffered two almost fatal overdoses at home before finally asking for help from his best friend Mark Wright at Christmas.
Since then, he has changed his life and lost five stones, telling the Sun: “I was 23 and a half years old before rehabilitation and I would like to take three more. I feel so much better about myself. ”
Arg has admitted to consuming alcohol or food and believes that the heart of his addiction was trying to hide the pain of his breakups and the anxiety about the weight.
Arg, now 18, added: “One of the main reasons drug addicts use drugs, alcohol or food is to escape feelings and get away from it. all.
“I was in so much grief and pain that I just couldn’t bear it, so I started taking drugs and drinking a lot. I literally waited for any excuse to leave a nightclub early so I could go do it at home.
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“I didn’t do it every night. I would do it on a Monday evening in the wee hours, then I would be f* for the rest of the day, then I nibbled, then I slept.
“It was every other night, about four nights a week, and it would cost me at least £ 100 a night but a few more nights. So on average I spent around £ 500 a week. ”
Arg previously publicly thanked Gemma for giving her a “hard love” at the height of her drug habit and for not hiding it from her family.
The pair has had a difficult on / off relationship in the past three years, with the pair having experienced several high level breakups in the past.
The Sun Online contacted representatives of Gemma and Arg for comments.