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Gemma Collins soaks up the sun in Tenerife amid bitter split

She has been proudly showcasing her recent weight loss while recovering from her split from James ‘Arg’ Argent. 

So Gemma Collins was naturally keen to show her former love what he is missing as she soaked up the sun in Tenerife on Thursday, while donning a chic poolside look, which helped flaunt the results of her health overhaul. 

The TOWIE star, 39, went for a Fifties-inspired ensemble with a high-waisted bikini and an elegant straw hat as she enjoyed her holiday following her three stone lockdown weight loss, which she attributed to a health and fitness regime and also the use of controversial ‘Skinny Jabs’. 

Stepping out: Ensuring she kept her skin youthful and protected as she wore the wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to shield her skin from the bright light

Moving on: Gemma Collins was naturally keen to show her former love James ‘Arg’ Argent what he is missing as she soaked up the sun in Tenerife on Thursday, while donning showcasing the results of her recent weight loss

Gemma was seen hitting the pool in her simple yet stunning black two-piece while making the most of her slimmed-down frame. She was ensuring she kept her skin youthful and protected as she wore the wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to shield her skin from the bright light. 

Well known for her love of kaftans, she clutched a leopard print cover-up while strutting around the pool in the lavish location, where she was seemingly keen to escape her woes. 

Gemma recently revealed she had shed a whopping three stone after using her time in lockdown to focus on her health and preparing nutritionally balanced meals. Additionally, in September last year, Gemma admitted that she would be using her £250 SkinnyJab injections to kick start her diet. 

In May, she shared with her followers: ‘Have a beautiful day everyone stay POSITIVE and use your time wisely. I’ve been concentrating solely on my health recently and feel so much better because I have had TIME!!!!! Yes TIME !!! to focus on it. No eating out and having to cook from scratch… 

Strutting her stuff: The TOWIE star, 39, went for a Fifties-inspired ensemble with a high-waisted bikini as she showcased her three stone weight loss

Overhaul: Gemma proudly revealed lockdown has helped her shed the pounds as she got into home cooking and a healthy outlook (pictured in June last year)

Strutting her stuff: The TOWIE star, 39, went for a Fifties-inspired ensemble with a high-waisted bikini and an elegant straw hat as she enjoyed her holiday following her three stone lockdown weight loss, which she attributed to a health and fitness regime and also the use of controversial ‘Skinny Jabs’ (pictured, left, on Tuesday, right, in June last year)

‘I do have Saturdays off to have whatever I want however use the next 3 weeks wisely, keep a positive mindset try and stick to routine in the week I find it helps.’

While Gemma was unwinding, a solemn-looking James was spotted at Heathrow Airport jetting off to Marbella, Spain from Heathrow Airport. He was clutching his beloved Gucci washbag and wore a loose-fitting shirt.  

Gemma and James hit headlines last week, after Arg, 32, was exposed for branding her a ‘hippo’ and ‘fat f**k’ over text message during an explosive row. Following the dramas, it has been reported that the reason Gemma cancelled an event in Spain was due to reports that he was flying out to win her back.

Sun-soaked: She was enjoying all the spoils of the luxury break

Sun-soaked: She was enjoying all the spoils of the luxury break

Heartache: She is recovering from her bitter split from Arg so took time away from her native to recoup amid lightened lockdown laws

Spotted: James Argent was spotted at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday jetting off to Marbella, Spain

Heartache: She is recovering from her bitter split from Arg so took time away from her native to recoup amid lightened lockdown laws 

The Sun report that Arg informed friends of his plans to jet over to Marbella, where she’d been on the books to appear at Elliot Wright’s bar as a part of Diva Night on Thursday, prompting Gemma to call off her plans.  

According to the publication, Gemma initially employed the services of a security guard for fear of her off-again boyfriend of causing a scene at the venue, before learning of his plans to ask for another chance.

Meanwhile, a source told The Daily Star: ‘The two have not spoken since they split for good after his awful texts.  He is always desperate to keep the fire burning so is going to try and win her back by surprising her in Marbella. But it sounds like it may all end in tears, yet again.’ 

Busty displays: Shortly after reports about the cancellation surfaced, the blonde beauty was seen hitting the pool in her simple yet stunning black two-piece

Busty displays: Shortly after reports about the cancellation surfaced, the blonde beauty was seen hitting the pool in her simple yet stunning black two-piece

Strutting her stuff: She looked stunning in the black two-piece

Cover-up: Well known for her love of kaftans, she clutched a leopard print cover-up while strutting around the pool in the lavish location, where she was seemingly keen to escape her woes

Cover-up: Well known for her love of kaftans, she clutched a leopard print cover-up while strutting around the pool in the lavish location, where she was seemingly keen to escape her woes

Gemma blamed travel restrictions for her cancellation, when she took to Instagram to share the news on Wednesday. She wrote: ‘Guys I am so sorry but due to the latest expected travel advice I am so gutted to not be able to host the evening.

‘I have imminent filming commitments and have been advised by health and safety that it would be best to stay in the UK for now I have to also think about protecting the filming teams upon my return. 

‘I was so excited for this night and I was really looking forward to having a good boogie and a drink !! And to see the lovely Elliott and Sadie. We’re living in strange times and I have been advised today that I am unable to travel…

Splashing around: She cooled off from the heat under a shower by the pool as she enjoyed the Spanish sun

Splashing around: She cooled off from the heat under a shower by the pool as she enjoyed the Spanish sun

Changing times: Hours before cancelling her trip, Gemma shared footage of herself looking upbeat as she received help while packing her bags for the getaway

Changing times: Hours before cancelling her trip, Gemma shared footage of herself looking upbeat as she received help while packing her bags for the getaway

‘Please do go if you are in Spain and enjoy yourself, Elliott and Sadie are making sure everyone’s safety is a priority and the restaurant is following the guidelines it’s a fabulous place to be.

‘The food is amazing and the cocktails too. I defo would still head down to the evening as it will still be AMAZING and defo should not be missed !!!! I will be there in true DIVA spirit.’ [sic]

Hours before cancelling her trip, Gemma shared footage of herself looking upbeat as she received help while packing her bags for the getaway. After returning to the UK from her earlier Tenerife getaway, Gemma apologised to her former beau for releasing the messages.

Claims: The couple's bitter split has become a messy and public affair (pictured in 2018)

Claims: The couple’s bitter split has become a messy and public affair (pictured in 2018)  

Oh dear: Gemma originally posted the fierce row that led to her breaking up with her on-off beau on social media

Oh dear: Gemma originally posted the fierce row that led to her breaking up with her on-off beau on social media

In a screenshot obtained by MailOnline, the Diva On Lockdown star contacted her fellow reality star in the early hours of the morning. She wrote: ‘I am sorry about putting the messages up, I was just so hurt you suggested an open relationship, it didn’t look like a joke when you typed it.

‘I was so upset but I shouldn’t have put the messages up, that was anger on my part which was wrong. I am so sorry about that x.’ (sic) 

Gemma originally posted the fierce row that led to her breaking up with her on-off beau on social media.   

In the texts, the musician called his partner a ‘hippo’ and a ‘fat f**k’, after she suggested that he had bought another woman dinner and not her. The series of texts began with Gemma saying: ‘What man pays for another woman!!!’, while Arg responded by saying: ‘Insensitive.’ 

Happy days: Moments later, Gemma uploaded another series of messages, where he sent her a plane emoji in reply to a picture of flight details

Happy days: Moments later, Gemma uploaded another series of messages, where he sent her a plane emoji in reply to a picture of flight details

Clearly riled, the blonde said: ‘And the woman that saved your life has to pay for herself!!!’ Her next message was masked, but her now-ex responded: ‘You are supposed to be treating me you hippo.’ 

Moments later, Gemma uploaded another series of messages, where he sent her a plane emoji in reply to a picture of flight details. 

‘I’ll take a mate, I’m not booking it. You said you would be a gentleman!’, she penned, before he shockingly said: ‘YOU FAT F**K. IVE JUST LOST ANOTHER 2000’ (sic). He didn’t refer to what he had lost 2000 of.  

The self-proclaimed diva has decided to take some time off social media, citing that she was ‘devastated’ and ‘heartbroken’ by the exchange. 

Tough times: The self-proclaimed diva has decided to take some time off social media, citing that she was 'devastated' and 'heartbroken' by the exchange

Bikini-clad: Gemma was dazzling in the bikini which featured high-waisted bottoms

Tough times: The self-proclaimed diva has decided to take some time off social media, citing that she was ‘devastated’ and ‘heartbroken’ by the exchange

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