TOWIE’s Lydia Bright reveals ‘SECRET’ lover

This hunky gardener could pull our weeds anytime

Lydia Bright

by Nathan Katnoria |
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TOWIE legend Lydia Bright’s time on the show was spent in an on/off relationship with James ‘Arg’ Argent but, although they are friends today, it’s actually been eight years since they split for good.

Since then, Lydia has had a few boyfriends in the public eye – including her baby daddy Lee Cronin, who she shares four-year-old daughter Loretta with – however, she mostly keeps her love life private these days.

Until now, that is, as the reality star and influencer has just gone Instagram official with her new man after six months of dating.

Lydia Bright
Lydia's given fans a glimpse of her HOT new boyfriend on Instagram ©Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Poeticgem Group

Lydia shared a sneak peek of her hunky gardener bae, Ben Davies, last week but has now posted a super cute couple pic on her Instagram grid.

Everyone from fans, followers and of course us are loving the hard launch with the comments section brimming with love for the new duo.

Enjoying a meal of what looks like a charcuterie board and a questionable orange food we aren't cultured enough to name, Lydia wrote, "Now you are no longer my secret lover, we gotta get better at the couple pictures for the gram."

One follower wrote, "Ah cute!!! Love this xx" with another adding, "Sooo sooo happy for you Lydia 🫶💜🙆🏼‍♀️"

Lydia's celeb friends also shared their excitement for their pal with Ferne McCann commenting a few hundred, "😍😍😍😍😍," emojis and soap star, Helen Flanagan writing, "Love 😍😍😍"

In the video Lydia previously shared of her new boyfriend, she can be heard laughing from behind the camera as Ben walks with her daughter Loretta on his shoulders while Loretta sings along to the song At All Costs from the Disney film Wish.

Lydia captioned the post, "There are so many reason why I love you, but this is my number one. Six months of us 🫶🏻."

Although Lydia has only recently debuted her new man on social media, it first came to light that they were an item last month when they were spotted cosying up to each other at Essex hotspot Sheesh (because where else?).

Lydia was caught on camera with the tattooed fitlord's arms wrapped around her on their night out at the restaurant as they enjoyed the musical stylings of The Arg Band. Yes, that Arg.

An onlooker revealed that Lydia “couldn’t keep her hands off” Ben and honestly, we don't blame her.

Lydia Bright and her boyfriend Ben Davies
There's a new man in Lydia's life ©Instagram/@sheesh_uk

“They were passionately kissing right in front of where James was performing with The Arg Band, which didn't go unnoticed by other guests at the event,” they told MailOnline.

The publication also claims that Lydia introduced her new fella to celeb pals including Dan Edgar, Georgia Harrison and Sophie Kasaei.

The source added, “It's taken Lydia years to go public with a partner…it was clear from how affectionate they were together that their relationship is serious."

Who is Lydia Bright's boyfriend?

Lydia bright is currently dating gardener Ben Davies. Not much is known about him as he usually stays out of the public eye, although he owns his own landscape gardening company and has been dating Lydia for six months.

Who has Lydia Bright dated?

James 'Arg' Argent

Lydia Bright and James Argent
Lydia dated Arg on and off for years ©Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images

Lydia and Arg first met when they were teenagers and found fame on TOWIE together in 2010. The ups and downs of their relationship played out on the show before they split for good in 2016, with Lydia quitting TOWIE not long after. Despite their history, Lydia and Arg are still close and remain good pals.

Tom Kilbey

Lydia Bright and Tom Kilbey
Lydia dated her TOWIE co-star Tom Kilbey ©Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

Lydia dated TOWIE co-star Tom Kilbey, the younger brother of Cara Kilbey, before she quit the show for good. Their relationship wasn't without its issues, with Tom coming to blows with Lydia's ex Arg, but they dated for a year before parting ways.

Lee Cronin

Lydia Bright and Lee Cronin
Lydia shares daughter Loretta with her ex, Lee ©Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Lydia first met her ex-boyfriend Lee in 2017 and they dated for almost two years before splitting. However, they later rekindled their romance and Lydia fell pregnant, but Lee ended things 11 weeks into the pregnancy. The pair got back together again for the third time before daughter Loretta's birth, but their love story just wasn't meant to be and they broke up again.

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Nathan Katnoria is Closer's Senior Digital Writer and resident TOWIE expert. He's seen all 32 (thirty two!) series of the ITVBe show and regularly reminisces about forgotten TOWIE romances from years gone by. Although he's never been to Brentwood, Nathan has interviewed loads of TOWIE faves past and present including Sam Faiers, Chloe Brockett, Diags and Georgia Kousoulou.

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