Welcome to my second blog with OK! Online. I’m excited to keep you updated with everything The Only Way Is Essex after the epic Christmas special – which I’m very happy to say was nearly completely drama free!
We saw Gemma Collins and Arg FINALLY get together, Pete Wicks enjoying single life, and of course me and James Lock are stronger than ever after such a good year together. I had a little cry at the end when me and James had a kiss – I don’t know why, but it really made me cry!
Also in the last few weeks, Georgia Kousoulou has faced backlash over getting a nose job – and I wanted to have my say, as I had one earlier this year and think the way she was treated is awful.
Are Gemma and Arg still on?
So we finally saw Arg reveal his true feelings for Gemma during the Christmas special. I hope they are the real deal – I’ve got really close to Gemma this series, and her and Arg really just deserve happiness. If they could both sort it out, I would absolutely love it.
We were actually supposed to go on a double date as proper couples together, the day me and James came back from Rome – but we were a bit delayed, so we’ll definitely reschedule and have a proper night together. But it was such an emotional episode, and I really think they’re going to make it. You can tell they really like each other!
Yazmin Oukhellou reveals hers and James’ matching initials tattoos as the pair take a huge step in their relationship [Instagram]
Georgia Kousoulou’s surgery backlash
After Georgia received a lot of backlash over her nose job earlier this year, of course I’ve been there for support – you’re going to get people who don’t agree with it. That’s why as soon as I had my nose done, I thought it was best to come out and be honest. I literally revealed it straight away, wrote an essay about it – it’s not for everyone, but it’s my choice and my body.
I said that’s what she needed to do – I think from the start if she’d have let the news out a bit before, it might of been easier. But I know it was quite swollen so it was hard for her, but people are just cruel. I don’t know why they do it. People need to get on with their own lives and their own body, and if people just stopped it would be such a lovely world!
Pete Wicks – without Megan McKenna
Obviously Megan left the show earlier this year, and I have to say, I think Pete’s doing really well after the split. In the beginning, I thought he was really down in the dumps, but now he’s just a whole different person. Me and James love being around him – we’re always out with Pete.
I have such a place in my heart for him, and told him he can come to spend Christmas with us if he wanted! He’s got a genuine heart, and maybe him and Megan didn’t bring the best out of each other. It’s not always a bad thing, as sometimes you love people and they just don’t bring the best out of you – it’s a part of life.
Now that Megan’s not there, it’s maybe made things a bit less awkward. There was never much animosity with me and Megan, but I think it’s easier for her to be away for now.
Christmas with James
Me and James are spending our Christmas together, and I honestly can’t wait! We’re heading to spend some time together in Marrakesh with our families. I’ve got a whole suitcase full of presents for James – I really do hope he’s done well with gifts for me!
I’ve got him something that he’s really wanted this year – I have gone a bit mad with him I think. When we’re back, we’re both going to meet up with the TOWIE lot before we start filming again, as we’re all a big proper family really! I can’t wait.
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas, and will speak to you in the new year.
Lots of love, Yazmin x