James Arthur has reunited with his ex girlfriend Jessica Grist six months after their split.   

Jessica, 31, a dancer and model, took to Instagram back in December to share a snap of the pair looking very cosy while on the set of the music video for James’, 33, hit song Ride.  

A source told The Sun about their reconciliation: ‘They’ve had six months apart but have always stayed in touch, and got on very well. 

Back together! James Arthur, 33, has reunited with his ex girlfriend Jessica Grist, 31, eight months after their split

Back together! James Arthur, 33, has reunited with his ex girlfriend Jessica Grist, 31, eight months after their split

Back together! James Arthur, 33, has reunited with his ex girlfriend Jessica Grist, 31, eight months after their split 

‘People close to them are pleased they’re back on — there’s a definite chemistry and they’ve been together the best part of a decade. 

‘Hopefully this is a fresh start because there was always something really good there.’

The couple first started dating back in 2012, when Jessica appeared as a backing dancer on the same series of the X-Factor as James. 

It was reported in May that James had split from his long term girlfriend Jessica Grists after nine years together.

A source told The Sun that, after nine years of on-off dating, James and Jessica have ‘grown apart’ and feel the relationship has ‘run its course.’

Reunited: A source said about their reconciliation: 'They¿ve had six months apart but have always stayed in touch, and got on very well'; pictured 2014

Reunited: A source said about their reconciliation: 'They¿ve had six months apart but have always stayed in touch, and got on very well'; pictured 2014

Reunited: A source said about their reconciliation: ‘They’ve had six months apart but have always stayed in touch, and got on very well’; pictured 2014

The insider revealed: ‘James and Jessica have a lot of history, so they will always have a special place in each other’s hearts but the truth is they have just grown apart and decided it wasn’t working any more.

‘There was no big drama and they are still friends, but it is nevertheless a blow for both of them because they have been together for such a long time.

‘It just feels like the relationship has run its course now and James is focusing on his music, because he has a big year ahead of him, he recently signed a new record deal and has a new album and tour just around the corner, so he is throwing himself into his work.’

Happy: 'People close to them are pleased they¿re back on ¿ there¿s a definite chemistry and they¿ve been together the best part of a decade'

Happy: 'People close to them are pleased they¿re back on ¿ there¿s a definite chemistry and they¿ve been together the best part of a decade'

Happy: ‘People close to them are pleased they’re back on — there’s a definite chemistry and they’ve been together the best part of a decade’

The reconciliation comes after James revealed his single Emily, which contained a message to a future child, was written while his partner was pregnant – but she tragically lost the baby. 

Speaking on Andy Jaye’s An Hour With podcast, James said that when he put the song together his partner was pregnant and so the lyrics were meant to tell the child that the singer had been ‘living with an empty soul’ until she came along.

In his song’s lyrics James stated: ‘I needed life and life came, and gave me Emily. You make me a better man than I’ll ever be, ever be, ever be, because of you Emily.’ 

Candid: The reconciliation comes after James revealed his single Emily, which contained a message to a future child, was written while his partner was pregnant - but she tragically lost the baby; pictured 2021

Candid: The reconciliation comes after James revealed his single Emily, which contained a message to a future child, was written while his partner was pregnant - but she tragically lost the baby; pictured 2021

Candid: The reconciliation comes after James revealed his single Emily, which contained a message to a future child, was written while his partner was pregnant – but she tragically lost the baby; pictured 2021

Asked if it was written for a future daughter, James said: ‘To be honest, when it first came out I sort of billed it as that, but I spoke to my partner, and at the time it was a realistic prospect. She was pregnant.

‘Sadly it didn’t work out. It wasn’t far, it was a couple of months and she had an ectopic pregnancy. So she lost the child, and I didn’t really want to talk about it.

‘But she actually said ”I think it’s really important that you do” – just because there’s so little information, and I would echo that actually.’ 

He admitted he was rather quick off the mark with the song – because people normally wait longer before talking about a pregnancy to ensure the baby has come through the early difficult weeks.

James said: ‘I remember at the time saying ‘So you’ve got to wait 14 weeks, or whatever it is, before you can even celebrate this, and I was writing the songs about it – I’m going to be a dad.

‘I was thinking about having the hopes and fears anybody would have having a child. And sadly it didn’t work out.’  

‘But the song was special to us, and we felt like it was one of the stronger songs on the record.

‘And the record label were like ”we think you should release this song” – I guess to say this is a song to my future child which I still would call Emily. So it made sense to put it out like that. I was having a child. I guess it’s a bit weird people hearing it.’

 If you have been affected by baby loss please call the Miscarriage Association Helpline on 01924 200799.

He said: 'I was thinking about having the hopes and fears anybody would have having a child. And sadly it didn't work out' (pictured in 2019)

He said: 'I was thinking about having the hopes and fears anybody would have having a child. And sadly it didn't work out' (pictured in 2019)

He said: ‘I was thinking about having the hopes and fears anybody would have having a child. And sadly it didn’t work out’ (pictured in 2019) 

Source: DailyMail

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