Yazmin Oukhellou speaks out on James Lock reunion rumours

The TOWIE exes called time on their romance in 2021 but have been papped spending time time together following Lock's split from Megan Barton-Hanson

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by Eden-Olivia Lord |

While TOWIE stars Yazmin Oukhellou and James Lock ended their relationship for good last year, there have been some rumours floating around that they have been secretly dating following Lockie's split from Megan Barton Hanson.

James and Yaz have recently sparked speculation that they're back together after fans noticed they have been liking each other's pictures on Instagram and some compelling evidence came to light after they've were spotted (and papped) having lunch together.

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james and yaz together ©Getty Images

This news also comes after James was pictured leaving Yazmin's house. Following all the rumours, Yaz has now spoken out and cleared up all the speculation, revealing, "He's living with Pete Wicks at the moment while he waits for his house to go through.

"We share storage and have done for ages. He's always popping in to collect stuff," she told The Sun.

She also spoke about how James had been supporting her following an abusive relationship.

"Me and James are just friends. He's really been there for me recently having got out of an abusive relationship," she explained.

"I've been through a lot of s--- and find it hard to trust people. He's that person I can turn to in bad times.

"It's like I can't be friends with an ex without people thinking there's something going on."

The TOWIE star added, "I'm trying to be independent and heal. I want to sort my s--- out and focus on myself."

This comes after Yazmin recently shocked fans by sharing videos of her relationship with James during their tumultuous time on TOWIE.

Posting a clip of a chat between herself and James talking after splitting up, Yaz was seen telling James that she would "always love him" but they just "don't work together".

She captioned the clip, "Love seeing these old clips on TikTok."

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Yaz shared an old clip from TOWIE ©Instagram

It was just last month that James announced his split from his Ex On The Beach co-star Megan Barton-Hanson, revealing that despite trying to give things a go multiple times they are now "just friends".

It was believed that James and Yaz were on good terms after he said how proud he was of her for speaking out about her about her experiences of domestic abuse in a previous relationship with an unnamed partner.

It appears that they're on great terms after they were spotted together.

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lockie and yaz together at the NTAs in 2019 ©Getty Images

Back in December 2020 Yaz was happily in a relationship with James and they attended Georgia Kousoulou and Tommy Mallet's baby announcement together. Fast forward a few months and the pair split in Dubai and while Lockie returned to the UK and TOWIE, Yaz stayed in the UAE and started a new career in real estate.

In 2021 she returned to TOWIE to make amends with James and admitted that she's staying in Essex.

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Following her split from Lockie, Yaz moved on with new boyfriend Jake McLean.

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