TOWIEs Yazmin Oukhellou and James Lock rekindle relationship and enjoy Essex date

TOWIE stars Yasmin Oukhellou and James Lock have been spotted together on a lunch date afterthe former couple were rumoured to be getting close again .

Yasmin, 27, and James, 35, were previously together but called quits on their relationship in February 2021.

They went their separate ways and moved on with different people – with Yaz previously dating Lauren Goodger’s ex-boyfriend Jake McLean, while Lockie enjoyed a romance with Megan Barton-Hanson.

However, the couple were spotted enjoying time together in the sun in Essex after training for the upcoming Celeb MMA event.

James was seen wearing a black Nike top and shorts while Yaz wore her ring girl gear of black hotpants and a bralet.

In photos obtained by The Sun, Yaz is seen going on a run for bottle water before the pair sit at a table together and bask in the sunshine.

An onlooker also spotted the pair shopping in Selfridges in London a few weeks ago, suggesting a reunion could be on the cards.

A source told OK!: “Yaz and Lockie have been back in touch with each other and are spending time together. They were even seen shopping together and seemed in a really good place.”

It comes after the exes recently started following each other on Instagram again and have been liking each other’s snaps in recent weeks.

Earlier this month,Lockie publicly supported Yazafter she opened up about being a victim of domestic abuse in the past. As she bravely shared her story in an honest Instagram video, he commented, “Proud of you,” alongside a love heart emoji.

In a video shared to Instagram last month, the star announced the launch of her wellness retreat in the UK, following the success of her retreat in Marrakech, Morocco, in the hopes it will help women in similar situations she found herself in.

Yazmin got candid with fans in a video shared on her Instagram page and explained how she hoped the retreat would help women suffering from domestic abuse as it was a "subject that's really close to my heart".

She explains in the clip: "At the time when your family and friends don't understand it and you want a way out when people are like: 'Why do you keep going back to this person' and all you can do is look it up through YouTube videos.

"I wanted to create a safe environment for women like myself where you can come for a week and we can really help you get out of that situation or get over that situation.

"It's something I couldn't find myself. But, if I could help just one woman in the same situation then I feel like I've used my platform for the greater good."

Yaz added that she felt her "dream and purpose" in life was to open the retreat.

"This is what I've been made to do," she added in the clip and said she looked forward to helping women become "strong, confident boss women" with her new venture.

Meanwhile, when speaking about his relationship with Yazmin in an Instagram Q&A a few weeks ago, Lockie said: “We are friends.” When asked if he and Megan were still a couple, he replied: “No, we are friends.”

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