But after dating for a few short months, Pippa and James broke up.
And Kate's sister moved on.
But apparently, she and James were meant to be
because, in late 2015, the 2 each ended their respective relationships and got back together.
A friend reportedly told the Daily Mail,
"The truth was the only girl he really wanted was Pippa.
He always carried a torch for her."
"The way I feel about you,
it's like I finally understand what Lionel Richie's been singing about."
This guy she’s always carried a torch for is finally ready to devote himself to her.
"Then don't leave me."
But he’s figured this out a little too late.