Just days after Yazmin Oukhellou set tongue’s wagging that she’d got herself a new bloke following her split from James Lock, the identity of her alleged suitor has been revealed.
According to insiders, Jake and Yazmin have been spending time together again in Dubai, where Yaz is currently working as an estate agent for the luxury properties common in the state.
“Yazmin and Jake rekindled their relationship when they were both single again,” a source told The Sun. “They got on really well a few years back but obviously things didn’t work out and they both moved on.
“When Yazmin split with James, Jake got back in touch and they started talking again. From the outside it’s clear Yazmin and Jake are both smitten but they are taking it slowly.”
Yazmin and Lockie split earlier this year after a series of blazing rows while on holiday in Dubai, with James returning to the UK in time for the current series of TOWIE.
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Meanwhile, Jake dated TOWIE legend Lauren Goodger in 2015 while he was serving a jail sentence for armed robbery, but they split shortly after his release.
However, last year it was reported that Jake and Lauren had got back in touch, with a source telling Closer, “Being stuck at home is making Lauren stir crazy – she’s bored and has been feeling nostalgic. She started following Jake in a bid to get his attention and see if they might spark something again.
“They’re back in touch, although they’re already having little spats – she’ll suddenly blank him, then they’ll flirt again and reconnect. It’s all a bit playschool, but that’s the dynamic they share.”