Lucy Watson and James Dunmore’s relationship: from arguing on Made in Chelsea to marrying in Greece 💍🇬🇷

The Made in Chelsea stars met on camera and tied the knot abroad

Lucy Watson and James Dunmore

by Asher Brandon |
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Fans of the OG Made In Chelsea will of course be familiar with Lucy Watson. She was a big part of the series after she joined back in 2012 and was involved in some of the biggest drama on the show. Lucy is easily one of the most recognisable faces from the show and her sister Tiffany Watson has been carrying the baton for her since she left.

It was big news earlier last September when she married her longtime partner and fellow Ex-MIC member James Dunmore. Whilst the two had been together for six years, the relationship definitely had its ups and downs. So it was a bit of a surprise that the couple ended up tying the knot - that is if you weren't following their relationship as closely as we were.

So, we've compiled a handy timeline of their relationship incase you haven't been keeping up.

Lucy Watson and James Dunmore's relationship timeline

2015: Relationship beginnings

The couple first met in 2015. Apparently it was love at first sight and the two had an instant connection - and this was clear. The couple were loved up right from the get go.

2016: Lucy confronts James on Made In Chelsea

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Things seemed to be going swimmingly for the couple... But nothing ever really does in SW3 does it?

Around a year into their relationship, Lucy confronted James at her birthday party, after she heard from Sam Thompson that he lies to her "all the time". When she approached James about these claims, he denied them. Later, however, he realised he had to come clean. Poor Lucy - she was lied to her face, by her boyfriend, at her birthday party of all places.

It's fair to say this caused a bit of drama in their relationship. James no doubt had his work cut out for him patching the rift.

2017: The couple move in together

Despite a bit of rockiness along the way, two years after their relationship started, Lucy and James finally moved in together.

Lucy shared the news in August 2017 in an Instagram post that read, "Adventures with this one are quite great @james_dunmore and today we bought our first house together."

They quickly got to work renovating the victorian house. At the time Lucy told MailOnline that the renovation had been "great" for their relationship as it taught them the importance of working together, a crucial part of any successful relationship.

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1. Jamie Laing and Louise Thompson

Remember when Jamie and Louise dated (much to Spencer's dismay) in 2012. Louise then left Jamie for Spencer, causing a very traumatic love triangle indeed. Poor Jamie.

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2. Binky Felstead and Jamie Laing

Binks may have the perfect family with JP and baby India, but remember when she dated Jamie Laing?!? Yes, we forgot too. After years of friendship, the two found it difficult to transition to an actual relationship, so decided to call it a day.

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3. Lucy Watson and Jamie Laing

Jamie and Lucy were together for a bit and would even walk their dogs together. Not one for holding back, Lucy Watson has called the show 'incestuous' and she 'no longer wants to waste time with people like Jamie and Proudlock'. BURN.

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4. Lucy Watson and Proudlock

Ah yes, Lucy and Proudlock. They were the most swoon-worthy couple in SW3... oh, until Lucy found out that Proudlock was dating other women.

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5. Ollie Locke and Chloe Green

Topshop Heiress Chloe Green joined the MIC lot in 2011 to date Ollie Locke. Ollie had previously dated Gabby who he broke up with to explore his feelings for men, only to then end up with another woman. It did not go down well...

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6. Rosie Fortescue and Hugo Taylor

When Hugo was dating Millie Mackintosh in the show, he hooked up with her best friend Rosie. Millie then raised her glass to a party full of guests and said 'cheers to friendship'.

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7. Spencer Matthews and Lucy Watson

Spenny took Lucy to Paris in 2013 and we almost believed he had given up his womanising ways. We were wrong and he admitted to cheating on Lucy with several women. Sigh.

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8. Spencer Matthews and Louise Thompson

Louise joined the show as Spencer's (very despairing) girlfriend. Spencer being Spencer, couldn't stay faithful and resulted in a fair few teary scenes between the pair.

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9. Alex Mytton and Binky Felstead

Binky and Alex were love's young dream (kinda) for two years until his constant cheating became unforgivable. It all worked out well though as she now has the cutest little baby girl with JP.


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2020: Their engagement is announced

Yep, that's right. 2020 was the year James finally popped the question. After five years of dating the couple decided the time was right to tie the knot. Lucy shared the details of how James proposed later that year with her Instagram followers, saying, "He got the hotel we were staying in to send me a letter saying we were going on a free yacht trip (awkwardly I wasn't that surprised). He had booked the boat and planned everything."

Despite the fact she was wise to what was happening, the proposal itself still shocked her. She went on to say, "We went to take a photo together and there he was on one knee. I was literally in shock, my heart didn't beat for like 3 seconds."

The perfect proposal.

2021: They get married in Greece

Lucy and James finally tied the knot earlier this year, with a picture perfect wedding in the Greek island Kefalonia.

Lucy shared the news in an Instagram post of the recently married couple, with the caption "12.09.21", the date of the ceremony. Sadly the wedding wasn't exactly what the couple had hoped for, as it was interrupted by bad weather, but ultimately a thunderstorm couldn't ruin their big day.

2021: Second wedding

Yes, you heard us right. Lucy and James couldn't be sad about their rainy wedding for too long as within a month they had married again, this time in the UK (where it somehow didn't rain for the first time ever). Following the wedding in Greece, they legalised their marriage in a civil ceremony at Chelsea Old Town Hall - very on brand for the SW3 veterans.

This wedding went a lot better than the first and the two appeared delighted in the pictures Lucy posted on Instagram. She included the caption, "our civil ceremony was cute 🤍"

The couple were lucky and were blessed with two special days. We're sure this more than made up for the disappointment of the first.

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Lucy Watson's relationship history

Before she met James, Lucy dated a few familiar faces (especially for fans of MIC). Here are a few of her previous partners you may have forgotten she dated.

Jamie Laing

Jamie Laing
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How could you forget that Lucy and MIC royalty Jamie Laing? We definitely didn't... alright, it was so long ago it may have slipped our minds. Plus he's been with Sophie 'Habbs' Habboo for so long, that past Jamie fells like a distant memory. Jamie and Lucy were together for a bit - they'd even walk their dogs together. But alas, things were not meant to be.

Spencer Matthews

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We'd never forget when Lucy Watson dated Spencer Matthews. When Spencer took Lucy to Paris in 2013 for their first date, it looked like he was finally about to leave behind his identity as a womaniser. Then he cheated on her with several women...


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This one you'd be more likely to remember. Lucy and Proudlock were one of the hottest couples on the show that was until Proudlock revealed he had been dating other women... Honestly, poor Lucy. We're glad she's finally caught a break.

Who is James Dunmore?

Much like his wife Lucy, James Dunmore is a reality TV star who rose to fame on Made in Chelsea when he joined the cast in 2015. He's also a model and is signed to top European modelling agency Model 1. James is thought to be worth a whopping £1.5m thanks to his TV and modelling work.

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