James Argent cruelly branded Gemma Collins 'a hippo' and 'fat f***' before split

GEMMA Collins' boyfriend James Argent cruelly branded her "a hippo" and a "fat f***" in a bitter war of words over texts.

The reality TV stars' furious texts have been revealed as their on/off relationship came to an explosive end.

Gemma shared messages between the couple on Instagram, but the posts have since been deleted.

The ranting texts began with Gemma saying: "What man pays for another woman!!!"

Arg replied: "Insensitive," while Gemma continued: "And the woman that saved your life has to pay for herself!!!"

Her ex then hit back: "You are supposed to be treating me you hippo."

Revealing the moment Gemma called it quit, she wrote: "We're over."

Sharing more screengrabs of their heated conversation, Arg sent her a plane emoji in reply to a picture of flight details.

Gemma told him: "I'll take a mate, I'm not booking it. You said you would be a gentleman!"

A furious Arg shouted back: "YOU FAT F**K. IVE JUST LOST ANOTHER 2000."

Their angry confrontation has been revealed following The Sun Online's exclusive story about Gemma dumping her on/off boyfriend after he told her that he wants an open relationship.

Sources close to the pair said Arg, 32, was inspired by claims US actor Will Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith had been intimate with other people during their marriage.

Gemma, 39, stuck by Arg throughout his drugs and alcohol battle and was eager to start a family together.

Earlier this year, Arg bravely revealed he is a cocaine addict — and suffered two near-fatal overdoses at home before finally seeking help from his best friend Mark Wright at Christmas.

But despite helping him get clean, Gemma was left devastated when the ex Towie star spoke to his girlfriend after returning from Spain, telling her that he wants to move there.

Speaking to The Sun Online, a source explained: "Arg went to Spain and he told Gemma that he wants to go back there forever and be in an open relationship like Jada and Will.

"Gemma is completely shocked and has been left absolutely heartbroken, especially after sticking by him for so long."

Gemma posted on Instagram this evening urging her followers to "find the strength to walk away" as she shared the "Top 10 Signs of Emotional Abuse In A Relationship".

The list included pointers such as "says things to upset or frighten you", "swears at you or calls you names", and "sulks and refuses to talk about issues" – among others.

She captioned the post: "To all who have suffered in lock down or are suffering in general 💗 please please find your strength to walk away 💗

"There is a better life for you filled with love and respect and always remember the problem isn’t within you it’s within them.

"Walk away it’s never too late. Something will happen one day and you will just say enough is enough. It’s in that moment the nightmare is over.

"This is when you find your strength and this is when you will learn self love".

The Sun Online have contacted Gemma and Arg's reps for comment.

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