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Yazmin Oukhellou QUITS TOWIE to pursue a career in real estate in Dubai

Yazmin Oukhellou QUITS TOWIE to pursue a real estate career in Dubai after splitting from boyfriend James Lock ‘for good’

Yazmin Oukhellou has quit TOWIE following her bitter split from James Lock. 

The reality star, 26, broke up with her on-off beau, 34, ‘for good’ earlier this month, while they were staying in Dubai on a ‘work trip’. 

And now Yaz has turned her back on the new series of the ITVBe show because she ‘wants to pursue a career in real estate in the United Arab Emirates’.  

Times change: Yazmin Oukhellou has quit TOWIE following her bitter split from James Lock

Times change: Yazmin Oukhellou has quit TOWIE following her bitter split from James Lock

A spokesperson for TOWIE told The Sun: ‘Yaz has decided to stay in Dubai to pursue a career in real estate so she won’t be starting this series of The Only Way is Essex.

‘We support this decision and wish her well in this new venture. As with other cast, the door remains open should she return to Essex.’

MailOnline has contacted Yazmin’s representatives and TOWIE for comment. 

All over: The reality star, 26, broke up with her on-off beau, 34, 'for good' earlier this month, while they were staying in Dubai on a 'work trip'

All over: The reality star, 26, broke up with her on-off beau, 34, ‘for good’ earlier this month, while they were staying in Dubai on a ‘work trip’

Dubai is on the U.K’s red list of countries, meaning if Yaz had decided to return home to star in the next series, she would have to pay £1,750 for a mandatory, 10-day quarantine at a government-mandated hotel.

It appears Yaz wants a fresh start in Dubai, after the start of her trip was marred by the breakdown of her relationship.  

The TOWIE couple mutually agreed to cut ties after their relationship turned toxic, with James planning to fly home while Yazmin stays in the UAE.

Money talks: And now Yaz has turned her back on the new series of the ITVBe show because she wants to pursue a career in real estate in the United Arab Emirates.

Money talks: And now Yaz has turned her back on the new series of the ITVBe show because she wants to pursue a career in real estate in the United Arab Emirates.

A source previously revealed to MailOnline: ‘James and Yazmin haven’t been in a good place for a while now and living together in Dubai only put further strain on their relationship.

‘Arguments between them have intensified and turned nasty, resulting in the couple deciding between them to go their separate ways – and this time, for good. 

‘James plans to return to the UK for TOWIE filming but Yazmin has work in Dubai so is staying put.’

A spokeswoman for Yazmin said: ‘I can confirm James and Yazmin have split up. 

It's all over: The couple had flown out to Dubai on a 'work trip' last year but it was said the break put 'further strain on their relationship'

It’s all over: The couple had flown out to Dubai on a ‘work trip’ last year but it was said the break put ‘further strain on their relationship’  

‘It’s an amicable split and both of them are certain that it’s time to move on with no animosity.’ 

The Essex couple had experienced a tempestuous relationship, splitting up and reconciling on a number of occasions after they first started dating in 2017.  

They split in 2019 after Yazmin accused James of betraying her by partying with a group of women in a hotel room in Turkey, where the couple were on holiday together.

A year after their bitter breakup they got back together, confirming their romance by kissing on a beach in Mallorca. 

Yazmin eventually took James back after the pair failed to keep their distance from each other amid filming for TOWIE and sharing the same group of friends. 

Last year, Yazmin said: ‘I feel like the things that went wrong in the relationship before, we now know to put right this time. I look at that as a test run – and now this is the real run.’  

Love: The couple has experienced a tempestuous relationship, splitting up and reconciling on a number of occasions after they first started dating in 2017 (Yaz pictured crying on TOWIE)

Love: The couple has experienced a tempestuous relationship, splitting up and reconciling on a number of occasions after they first started dating in 2017 (Yaz pictured crying on TOWIE)

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