JessWright dating history: Who has the TOWIE star previously dated as she announces her engagement

Jess Wright has had several high profile relationships since rising to fame on The Only Way Is Essex. And now Jessica, 34, has announced her exciting engagement to William Lee-Kemp.

Before this, she dated Strictly Come Dancing pro Giovanni Pernice, as well as TOWIE star Ricky Rayment, who she split with after a rocky two and a half year relationship.

Jess and her now- fiancé William first appeared together publicly on the red carpet of The Lion King in the summer of 2019. But how long have Jess and William been together, and who else has the stunning brunette dated?


William Lee-Kemp

Jess just announced her engagement to her business owner boyfriend, William Lee-Kemp on a romantic trip to the French Alps.

She posted a gorgeous snap of the two of them on her Instagram revealing the news along with a close-up of her sparkling ring, she wrote: "A million times YES! I love you so much."

In November 2019, Jess Wright opened up on her relationship with William and explained why she’d kept their romance away from the public eye for months.

The reality star told OK! Online: “In the past, I'd been quite pressured to come out with someone and he wasn't like that, which I was very grateful for.

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She added: “I wanted us to have our own time first before I introduced him to this world because it's very intense.

“When he has to do red carpet events with me and stuff – he's not really into all that so I didn't want to force it upon him in the beginning.”

William Lee-Kemp is an audio visual company business owner, and is reportedly good friends with Jess’ famous younger brother Mark Wright.

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Jess first posted a photo on Instagram in May 2019, revealing that she was in a relationship but the photo just displayed William's back so he was unidentifiable at this point.

Jess then shared a second snap in the same month, showing her sharing a kiss with her mystery man who was then reported to be William Lee-Kemp who isn't interested in being in the limelight.

A source told The Sun at the time: “William shares a flat with Mark’s best friend and they’re all close mates. He definitely has the approval of Jess’ family.

“His friends describe him as ‘Mr Normal’ – he’s not at all interested in fame or being in the public eye but that hasn’t put him off being with Jess either.”

Jess occasionally shares photos of herself with her now-fiancé William, with the last one being posted of the pair towards the end of January 2020; an image captioned “me & you,” followed by a world emoji.

Giovanni Pernice

Jess confirmed her relationship with Strictly Come Dancing pro in 2018 after a months-long speculation that they were romantically involved.

Mark Wright's big sister shared a picture of herself kissing the professional dancer at the time, days after Giovanni, age 29, uploaded a similar snap.

A source revealed: "They've been on a few dates, but it's early days. They met through her brother Mark's Strictly connections from when he was on the show and they're getting to know each other," while talking to The Sun Online.

The professional dancer and reality star reportedly enjoyed a secret rendezvous for a month, and were finally pictured together by a fan who shared the snap on Twitter.

However, Jess and Giovanni called it quits after five months of dating, with The Sun reporting at the time that Giovanni had been "struggling" with the attention Jess received.

A source said: "He was really into Jess and did want to make a go of it, but he struggled with the attention she gets and her popularity.

"They’ve tried to keep things amicable and told people they have both agreed to go their separate ways, but he was the one who first suggested things were going to end.

"She has been really upset by this. It’s a real shame but hopefully things will stay civil."

But which other stars has the Fi7ness creator been linked to or dated?

Ricky Rayment

Ricky Rayment joined TOWIE in series four in 2012 at 21, and he soon began dating Mark Wright's sister then 26. After a rocky two and a half year relationship between the pair, they split in November 2014.

After the split, Jess later said to cast mates while in Tenerife: "Everyone needs to stop blaming his age – that’s not the reason we broke up."

"I heard that he'd picked out a ring for me and that he was going to propose. If he really is such a little kid then why would have done all of that?"

Pete Wicks

The couple experienced two seasons of on-off flirtations, but their relationship never made it much further than that.

Speaking exclusively to OK! magazine after her exit form the ITVBe show, Pete said: "We've always been really flirty. Jess is such a sweet girl but there's just not that extra spark for us so that's all it will be.

"We'll all miss Jess as she's been on the show a long time, but I'm sure we'll stay friends and I'll see her soon."

Lewis Bloor

Likewise, the two shared a flirtation in the past, but there was confusion over who came onto who as they shared a kiss.

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Speaking to Lydia Bright about the kiss on TOWIE, he said: "I didn't kiss her. She kissed me. I went over to her place to watch TV, then she went into her room to put a top on. When she came back out, she came between my legs and kissed."


Luke Pasquilino

In November last year, Jess was thought to be dating sister in law Michelle Keegan's Our Girl co-star Luke Pasqualino.

"Luke's really been playing the field this year and taking advantage of being single but dating Jess was a real surprise.

“They both tried to keep their romance under wraps but it didn't take long before she saw through him and pulled the plug," a source told The Sun at the time.

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