There was a kid who at the age of 12 was already writing his own songs and recording them with then-famous bands like Cue the Drama, Moonlight Drive, Emerald Skye and Save Arcade. That kid was James Arthur who would go on to win the 9th series of The X Factor when he turned 24. Here are all the interesting details about his wife. Perhaps what people say about his sexuality being gay is true, find out.
James Arthur Bio (Age)
In the year 1988, on the 2nd of March, James Arthur was born to a Scottish father named Neil Arthur by his English wife Shirley Arthur in Middleborough, England. The love that was once was between his parents departed them by the time James turned 2, they not only divorced but quickly settled with their respective new partners as if they were both suffocating each other as husband and wife.
Their infant son however still had his life ahead of him to live. He got enrolled at Ings Farm Primary School in Redcar, North Yorkshire to begin his elementary studies and later when he turned 9, he moved to Bahrain with his stepfather and mother where he continued schooling at the British School of Bahrain. After some time, his mother split his step-father and this saw the young lad coming back to England to finish off his schooling at Redcar’s Rye Hills School.
James Arthur’s interest in music started manifesting when he was 15 years old. This saw him writing his own songs and working with some popular bands then. James auditioned at The X Factor talent hunt show after which he emerged as one of the best 12 contestants. He would later emerge the best among the best on the 9th of December when he won the highest number of votes against Jahmene Douglas.
Following this victory, James Arthur’s winning song Impossible was released as a charity single and it went on to record 5 million sales worldwide clearly making its mark as the fastest-selling X Factor winner’s single of the time.
The singer and songwriter went on to produce and release many more songs which include You’re Nobody til Somebody Loves You, The Truth, Say You Won’t Let Go, Safe Inside, and Can I Be Him. So far in his young career, he has two studio albums James Arthur and Back from the Edge.
Not every singer and/or songwriter who started his or her career when James Arthur did has been able to achieve what the young Briton has for keeps. His musical career has already seen a total of 8 award nominations starting in 2013, out of which he has won 3 awards viz Best International Song for the single Impossible, awarded by Los Premios 40 Principales in 2013, International Breakthrough of the Year for the same song in the same year awarded by NRJ Music Awards and Pop International awarded by Radio Regenbogen Awards in 2014. As he continues to make more songs and grow his career, James Arthur is someone who has stood for his exceptional talent in the industry and we should, therefore, see him win more accolades.
The English man is reported to have a net worth of about $5 million which has come largely from his music career.
Wife, Girlfriend Or Is He Gay?
Being a celebrity certainly has to do with your fans wanting to know you inside out, and James Arthur is no exception. He met his girlfriend Jessica Grist at the 2012 The X Factor show where she was a dancer.
The two had things going well for them until a time came when they had a relationship hiatus. They, however, got back together and have been strong since then. James revealed that Jessica was with him throughout the time he nursed an injury inflicted on him by the known thug Chris Revell who accused him of having a one-night-stand with his ex-girlfriend Gemma Iveson in 2016. The thug has since then been jailed for 5 and 1/2 years while James Arthur and Jessica Grist continue to wax stronger in their relationship. The two are not yet married but are known to be betrothed to each other.
Certainly, James Arthur is not gay as we know him to have a girlfriend. However, for a homophobic slur he used in a rap, he had Lucy Spraggan, a gay rights activist, and singer calling him out. Lucy shared a message he sent her on Twitter using words that are offensive to someone who is not straight. To this, James later issued an apology stating that he was sorry and that in fact, he had many gay friends, in addition to this, he further stated that in raps/feuds, the lyrics he uses often have a different meaning.
The singer and songwriter stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches or (188 cm).