James Martin 'dating personal trainer' as couple spotted together following 'split' from long-term girlfriend

James Martin 'dating personal trainer' as couple spotted together following 'split' from long-term girlfriend

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Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 20/03/2024

- 11:56

The TV chef had been with Louise Davies for 12 years before reportedly parting ways

James Martin reportedly split from his long-term girlfriend Louise Davies recently but it seems the TV chef hasn't taken too much time to move on.

ITV's Saturday Morning star Martin, 51, has since been spotted with personal trainer Kim Johnson, ex-wife of businessman Arun Nayar.

The chef is reported to have gone his separate ways from Davies in December last year according to reports published earlier this week.

According to MailOnline, a spokesperson confirmed the 12-year relationship between Martin and Davies was now over after the two first got together back in 2011.

Last week, the TV regular was spotted on Old Bond Street with Johnson. Pictures obtained by MailOnline show the pair strolling close together as they walked through the central London street.

Martin sported a black gilet over a casual blue shirt with jeans, while Johnson donned a black miniskirt and a black jumper.

James Martin with 'ex girlfriend' Louise Davies

James has since been spotted spending time with personal trainer Kim Johnson


Prior to Martin’s split from Davies, the couple lived in a Hampshire mansion together, with the chef previously making clear he was “more than happy” to remain unmarried.

His relationship changes come soon after Martin detailed his cancer battle in 2023, which was announced amid reports of "bullying" by people who had worked closely with him.

A first complaint was raised in 2018 when the chef was allegedly angered by a blocked drain in his home while the most recent complaint was made to ITV in May last year.

Not long after in July, he took to social media to issue a lengthy and candid statement where he detailed his health battle.

James Martin and Louise Davies

James and Louise have reportedly ended their relationship


He explained he’d been undergoing treatment for cancer “for the last five years,” adding: “The end of 2017 was one of the most fraught and difficult periods of my life.

"I was dealing with the death of my last living grandparent, my grandfather, and on account of work commitments, I could not attend his funeral.

"Later that month I was burgled at night by a team of masked men, who entered my house while my partner Louise was at home alone and I was away working.

"I was devastated that she had to go through that alone," Martin added. He went on to reveal: "On top of this I was then diagnosed with cancer on my face and I had to have surgery, which I couldn't do until two days before Christmas when we had finished filming.

James Martin

James Martin has recently opened up about his personal life


“Since then it has returned on several occasions and I have to have regular treatments.”

His most recent health update came in November of last year, when he thanked fans for their support.

During an on-stage performance at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall.,, he told the crowd: “On a personal note, I just wanted to say thank you for 30 years of television.

“For me personally, I've been through a lot of s**t with cancer but I'm getting sorted at the end of next month,” before adding: "I just wanted to say thank you for all your support and all your messages.”

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