Fran Parman has recently returned to The Only Way Is Essex after a two year hiatus.
The brunette beauty made quite an uncomfortable entrance when she returned to the show for the TOWIE reunion.
But who exactly is the Essex beauty, and why was there so much awkward silence when she decided to ‘break the ice’ with James ‘Diags’ Bennewith on Wednesday night’s episode?
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Who is Fran Parman?
Fran joined The Only Way Is Essex in 2014, and was the housemate of Diags. At first she dated Tom Pearce but soon started dating Diags and they had somewhat tumultuous relationship. However, they did go out for three and a half years.
The sassy star has a fair few arguments with other cast members including, Georgia Kousoulou and Tommy Mallet.
Aside from sharing content on Instagram to her 262k followers, which no doubt earns her revenue, Fran is a businesswoman who runs sleek and stylish phone accessories business, KaseKlo.
Why did Fran and Diags split?
Back in 2017, Fran exclusively explained to OK! Online why her and Diags split.
She said: “We’d booked Ibiza and we’d just moved into a new flat and he was like, ‘look, we can’t fully enjoy ourselves, we’re gonna have to go next year,’ and I said, ‘fine, I totally understand that’ and then he just come in like, ‘right, I’m going to Ibiza with the boys this weekend’.”
Fran continued: “I said, ‘it’s not about you going out with your mates. You don’t take me out. I’m just sitting indoors all the time and it’s not fair’. But he just couldn’t see that.
“So he went to Ibiza and I didn’t hear from him at all. I got drunk one night, and wrote something on Twitter and then I got a text saying I was embarrassing, and then he came home and acted like nothing was wrong.
“So I was like, ‘I’m going to go to Marbella with Georgia’ and he didn’t like that. But I was just like, ‘you know what, I’m doing it. I’ve got to be strong and I’m gonna do this’.”
After clearing her head in Marbella with her girl friends, Fran decided she was willing to work at their relationship, but the Essex babe didn’t receive the reaction she was hoping for.
“He just said, ‘yeh, we’re not working,’ and I was like, ‘what?’ and he was like, ‘we don’t work anymore’ and that was it. I had to pack my stuff and go.”
When was the last time Fran and Diags saw each other?
On the recent TOWIE episode Fran told her pals Nicole Bass and Clelia Theodorou: “I haven’t seen him in a year and when we got together I thought the one thing I don’t want is our friendship going. We were sleeping together after we split because I loved him and was weak.
“But I’ve moved on from him and it’s been a whole year, I’ve got closure. So you know what, let’s just be friends.”
Fran’s recent weight loss
29-year-old Fran left the hit ITVBe show in 2018 after splitting from ex her but after her return aired on TV she was met by messages from cruel trolls.
She has now hit back at the vile messages and announced to her 261,000 Instagram followers that she has already lost nearly a stone.
Addressing her fans, she said in the video: “I just wanted to say a quick thank you for everyone’s messages. Yes, as we have gathered, I have gone up to a size 12. I actually don’t understand why some people have got a problem with it.
“It happens guys. I just wanted to say thank you for your lovely comments, and the negative ones, I just wish you happiness in life.”
Alongside the video, she revealed that in the few weeks since the show had been filmed she had lost an impressive amount of weigh.
She wrote: “I love you all very much 10 pounds down and I am going to continue to update you with some positivity or anything else you would like updates with please comment below and will try to do more videos for you guys.”
We think she looks amazing regardless!