Gemma Collins is planning to elope with Arg to remove the pressure of an expensive wedding, it's claimed.
The TOWIE stars have been on and off for eight years but reports claim Arg is finally ready to marry Gemma, who has made no secret of her wish to settle down.
But with Arg, 32, still going through his three-month rehab stint in Thailand to recover from drug and alcohol addiction, Gemma, 39, knows that he might not be able to handle the stresses of a huge wedding.
A source told Closer magazine: "She believes the best way is to take the pressure off by just eloping or have a low-key ceremony instead — at least for the time being.
"She says they can always have a big bash when he's truly better and won't be tortured by being in a party environment.
"She has even suggested they do it more secretly in Thailand."
The report also claims that Gemma's support through his time in rehab has convinced him it's time to commit.
The source added: "The way she has stood by him through all of this has only strengthened his love for her, and he is more certain that ever that he wants to be with her forever."
Mirror Online has contacted Gemma and Arg's reps for comment.
It comes after Gemma dropped a hint that she was ready to propose to Arg herself.
Speaking to fans from her Dubai hotel room, Gemma teased: "Did someone say … LEAP YEAR […] this day doesn’t come for another 4 years so let’s make it COUNT."
As tradition goes, women wanting to propose must do so on February 29 – which only occurs every four years.
On Valentine's Day, Arg shared a gushing post to Gemma in which he vowed to 'turn things around' for her.
His sweet message read: "Happy Valentine's Day to my GC, I'm so lucky to have a one in a million & very special girlfriend like you. You've stuck by me through my best & my worst times.
"You love me just as much when I'm obese as when I'm skinny. Your loyalty & support means everything. I’m gonna make it up to you & Turn things around. I'll be the best partner I can be. Love you always, Arg."
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