Love Island's Liberty on claims Jake was 'playing a game'

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Photo credit: ITV2
Photo credit: ITV2

Love Island's Liberty Poole has opened up about why she left the show following her shock departure on Friday night's episode (20 August).

The OG Islander had been coupled up with Jake Cornish since the first episode, and they made things official just before the boys headed to Casa Amor. But after that movie night challenge, cracks started to appear in the pair's relationship.

Since leaving the villa with her now ex-boyfriend, Liberty has revealed to The Sun what led to their split. "The [movie night] clips hurt me," she said, "and I sort of swept it under the carpet and didn’t address it properly and one thing led to another, where it just became a bigger issue."

She continued: "And then we found out there were differences between us in how we see things and communicated about things. We just weren’t communicating in the same way we used to."

When asked about whether she thought Jake was playing a game, Liberty admitted "I think only Jake can answer that question. It’s hard to comment on what people are seeing, and you guys are seeing it from an outside perspective, whereas I was in the relationship."

"Obviously when you love someone you don’t think of them playing a game," she added, "I do actually think his feelings were genuine. I think that the connection was genuine, but things went sour. But I do think he genuinely liked me. But I just was questioning whether obviously he loved me the way I loved him."

Speaking about her decision to call time on their relationship and leave the villa, Liberty said: "I was in love with Jake. And, of course, I still love and care for Jake. You don’t end things then just get over someone like that. But I think, in the long run, I made the right decision. You have to put your own feelings first and to make yourself happy. And that is what I have done."

We love you Lib!

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