James Lock says he’s quit booze and ditched partying to ‘settle down’ with Yazmin Oukhellu

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James Lock has revealed he has ditched booze and partying to focus on his relationship wth Yazmin Oukhellou.

The Only Way Is Essex star James, 33, said he’s a “changed man” after reigning his romance with Yaz, 26, following their split last year.

Lockie said: “I'm a changed man; I've realised I need to grow up and be a man not a boy.

“It has been a long time coming but I am ready to settle down, I can’t be the party boy anymore – Yaz and I have both quit the booze and are on a detox for our relationship.”

James, who is giving away his £100,000 Bentley to raise money for charity, revealed he has also changed his lifestyle in a bid to better himself.

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He told The Sun: “I’ve also started to meditate for ten minutes every morning. I've also started listening to positive thinking and inspirational podcasts, It really does clear my head and mind and makes me feel so much better.

“I can be a very passionate and irate person so this just helps me to chill out a bit and to be calmer.

“Moving forward I want to focus on Yaz, my own mental health, and business. Those are my three priorities now.”

Lockie and Yaz, who recently shocked fans by revealing she may be pregnant, recently reignited their romance after splitting last year following a row in Turkey.


After getting back together, the pair opened up to new! magazine about their relationship.

Yazmin revealed: “We never stopped loving each other and we both missed each other.

“We both kept denying it to everyone saying we'd never get back together and that we didn't love each other, but we were both obviously lying to ourselves and other people.”

While James added: “Before, we moved too quickly and we put too much pressure on ourselves. We love each other and we're compatible and we do get on really well.

“We've both got the same ambitions and the same outlook on life and that's what you want from someone.

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“If it gets to a point where these outside influences cause trouble again between me and her, then I'm going to sacrifice the outside influences rather than our relationship.”

Lockie continued: “Don't get me wrong, family and close friends are always going to get involved, so that's fine.

“But I mean people who aren't really our pals. We're on a TV show so there are a lot of people who feel like they've got an opinion, but their opinions are irrelevant.

“All that matters is me and her and that's what we've got to remember. I think last time Yaz was a little bit more wrapped up in what people thought and said. But those people do not matter.”

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