Is James Arthur Still Dating Girlfriend? Relationship Timeline

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Is James Arthur Still Dating Girlfriend? Relationship Timeline

English singer and songwriter, James Arthur rose to fame when he won the ninth season of the UK singing competition show The X Factor in the year 2012. His debut single Impossible (which was a cover song) became the fastest and highest-selling single of all time in The X-Factor's history among all winner's singles. 

Further, he released his studio debut album in 2013 called James Arthur; it entered the UK Albums chart at #2 and was also the 30th best-selling album of 2013.

Some other major hits of the singer include Say You Won't Let Go (2016), Can I Be Him (2016), Naked (2017), and Rewrite The Stars (2017).

Relationship Timeline With Girlfriend

The singer is in an on-and-off relationship with Jessica Grist- a professional dancer. 


James Arthur poses with girlfriend Jessica Grist (

The two first met in 2012 on the X-Factor; Jessica used to work as a dancer while James was a contestant there. The couple hit it off and dated for about two years. But they soon broke things up between them and went their separate ways in 2014.

However, in February 2017, James and Jessica got back together after more than two years of their split. 

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Besides, the engagement rumors fueled in August 2017 as Jessica was spotted wearing a big diamond ring on her ring finger at V festival. But the rumors turned out to be a false one. 

In December 2019, James' stepmother mentioned Jessica on her tweet about Christmas along with James. 

Fling With Rita Ora And Aftermath 

The Say You Won't Let Go (2016) singer had a fling with Rita Ora in early 2013: it lasted for only a few months as Rita dumped the singer.

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Also, James confirmed in his autobiographical book Back To The Boy (2017), that after ending things up with Rita, he became a sex addict; he invited an endless number of women into his house for sex. The singer chatted with about hundred of women online who were usually Babestation girls or glamour models and asked them to sleep with him. 

Moreover, he even sent a desperate message to his girlfriend Jessica quote,

“I hate myself. My mind is broken.”

James recalled those moments as the deepest depression he had ever experienced.

Age And Some Interesting Facts About James Arthur

  • James was born on 2 March 1988 in Middlesbrough, England. His middle name is Andrew.
  • The Rewrite The Stars (2017) singer has a net worth of around $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
  • His family members include parents: Neil Arthur and Shirley Ashworth, and four siblings: Jasmin, Neil, Neve, and Sian.
  • He often goes on tour to promote his music; he will be performing at Carlisle Sands Centre - Carlisle on 25 February 2020.
  • James' height extends to 6 feet 2 inches (1.8m).
  • He has a heavily tattooed body with tattoos on both arms, hands, and torso. 
  • His Zodiac sign is Pisces.