THE course of true love never did run smooth – as these former Love Islanders discovered.
The latest series of the ITV2 reality show kicks off tonight with a whole new line-up of sexy singletons.
ITVLove Island is back – but some contestants have found finding The One can be tricky[/caption]
While some contestants have found their forever person in the villa, other couples parted ways on less-than-friendly terms.
Here we look at some of Love Island’s most brutal break-ups from over the years.
‘Cheated on holiday’
ITVGabby Allen and Marcel Somerville were a fan favourite in 2017, but split up dramatically after Marcel was accused of cheating while they were on holiday[/caption]
But their romance went sour when Gabby dumped the music producer over allegations he cheated on her.
She claims she found text messages from another woman implying he had slept with her while the couple were on a romantic holiday together.
Marcel’s representative appeared to confirm the story in a statement which read: “Sadly the rumours are true, Gabby and Marcel have split up.
“Marcel can’t really defend his actions, he knows he did wrong and will regret it forever.”
Dumped by text
Matt Frost/ ITV / Rex FeaturesAmber Gill and Greg O’Shea won Love Island in 2019, but split just weeks after the show[/caption]
Beautician Amber – who had a hard time in the villa after being ditched by firefighter Michael Griffiths for a Casa Amor flame – said rugby player Greg “put a smile back on her face”.
However, just five weeks after winning the coveted £50,000, Greg allegedly dumped her over text, blaming their hectic schedules and the distance, as Greg lives in Ireland.
Amber said on Loose Women: “There was a call a few days prior, just chatting, not specifically to do with that, but definitely on that day, it was like a text.”
Greg hit back, claiming: “She knows that’s not the truth.”
Broke up on own reality TV show
Olivia Atwood and Chris Hughes documented their relationship in their own reality TV show Crackin’ On – but ended up broadcasting their bitter break-upRex Features
They went on to bag their own reality TV series, Crackin’ On, which was meant to showcase their relationship – but ended up airing their furious break-up.
The couple had blazing rows on-screen, with Chris finally calling it quits with the cameras still rolling.
Olivia later said she was “unhappy” for such a “raw moment” to be shown on TV, and accused her ex of planning it with the production team.
Jonathan Hordle / Rex Features / ShutterstockGeorgia Steel and Sam Bird had a fiery break-up amid accusations of infidelity[/caption]
Their relationship didn’t last very long though, as within months Sam accused Georgia of cheating with her ex-boyfriend.
He said he’d found a suspicious selfie of Georgia in bed with her ex as well as explicit texts.
Georgia denied the allegations, and said Sam made her feel “miserable” during the relationship.
The break-up was so toxic the pair couldn’t help having an explosive argument during the Love Island Christmas special.
Social media spat
Megan Barton-Hanson and Wes Nelson came fourth in Love Island 2018James Gourley / Rex Features / Shutterstock
They finished in fourth place and continued dating outside the villa for about six months – before Megan lashed out at her boyfriend’s Dancing on Ice partner Vanessa Bauer.
She accused Vanessa of trying to get headlines, writing on Instagram: “Love that you decided to announce your break-up with your boyfriend on the night of your first performance with my boyfriend.”
Megan later apologised, but she and Wes announced their split a few weeks later.
Their break-up soured further as Meghan later accused Wes of messaging another Love Islander when they were together.
Matt Frost / ITV / Rex FeaturesJordan and Anna’s relationship ended just two days after they officially became boyfriend and girlfriend[/caption]
Jordan Hames and Anna Vakili made their relationship official after rekindling their romance following a Casa Amor blip.
However, just two days after Jordan asked Anna to be his girlfriend by giving her a romantic tour of their special places around the villa, he tried to crack on with new arrival India Reynolds.
However, he was confronted mid-conversation by an apoplectic Anna after Irish firecracker Maura Higgins told her what was going on.
Their furious bust-up attracted over 60 complaints to Ofcom.
Amy and Curtis broke up after he fell for someone else in Casa AmorITV / Rex / Shutterstock
However, Casa Amor proved to be a turning point. While loyal Amy realised she was in love with Curtis, he fell for Jourdan Riane.
While Curtis was sidelined by Jourdan, who chose to couple up with Danny, the dancer returned to the villa and admitted all to his heartbroken half-girlfriend.
Tearful Amy famously hit back: “I was coming back here to tell you that I loved you!”
Amy later cried her eyes out in the Beach Hut, sobbing: “I thought I’d met my first love and The One. But it turns out I haven’t. I’m someone’s back-up plan yet again.”
ITV / Rex Features / ShutterstockAdam Collard sparked backlash from viewers for his treatment of Rosie Williams in 2018.[/caption]
Geordie charmer Adam Collard sparked controversy in series 4 in 2018 when he went from girl to girl, romancing Kendall Rae-Knight, Rosie Williams, Zara McDermott and Darylle Sargeant.
However, it was his treatment of Rosie that sparked the most backlash.
Adam was accused by viewers of gaslighting her when he denied his obvious feelings for Zara.
Instead of admitting he wanted to jump ship for the bombshell, he accused Rosie of “jealousy” and smirked as she tearfully expressed her hurt at his actions.