In a YouTube video released over the weekend Demi Jones addressed her lockdown split from ex-boyfriend Luke Mabbot, suggesting that his new relationship with Lucie Donlan may have been behind the break-up.
Mabbot has responded, denying the accusation and saying that Demi asked him to keep their break up a secret for three weeks until her clothing brand launched.
Former Love Island couple Demi Jones and Luke Mabbot got into an explosive row on social media over the weekend after she suggested that he cheated on her with current girlfriend Lucie Donlan.
In a YouTube Q&A released to her channel on Friday, Demi addressed the pair's split, which happened in May. While many fans believed that being kept apart due to lockdown was behind the break-up, in her YouTube video Demi claimed that Luke meeting current girlfriend Lucie Donlan may actually have been behind the split.
According to Demi the couple had just two weeks on the outside world after leaving the villa before lockdown came into effect. She said that as lockdown went on they began to speak less and less, eventually barely speaking.
"As time went on over lockdown, I wasn't really getting my energy reciprocated so I was getting left on read quite frequently, I wasn't really getting any phone calls, texts or nothing.
"And then all of a sudden, he rang me out of the blue and was like 'I need to end it, I need to end it now.' It was quite sudden which I was quite taken aback by, and it then all came out in the press very quickly."
"Very shortly after, I actually received some photos via my DM from a fan that had spotted Luke and Lucie in Cornwall together. I actually never told Luke this because I didn't want beef but I saw it and this was literally less than two weeks after the public breakup."
"I went back and went through all of Lucie's profile to see if there was anything on there to see that they are together, and I noticed all of these cryptic captions with loads of 'shhh' emojis and about getting butterflies and secret eyes.
"I put two and two together and obviously they must have started talking during lockdown. He then obviously wanted to meet up with her or maybe was already meeting up with her, I don't know, and that's why he suddenly wanted to cut it [their relationship]."
And that’s it! Time to go back home 🏡 I’m going to miss waking up next to Luke every morning with his scrambled egg on toast 😭 so excited for the future! But now time to see the fam for a few days❤️ #lemi #loveisland
A post shared by Demi Jones (@demijones1) on Feb 28, 2020 at 8:38am PST
On Sunday, Luke responded to the accusations on his Instagram Stories, denying that any cheating had taken place and also telling fans that he and Lucie were receiving a barrage of negative comments since Demi's YouTube video came out.
He said that after they left the villa, they didn't talk for a week and he decided to break things off with her.
"...so it wasn't out of the blue, we didn't talk for a week and I thought I need to ring her and explain that we're not going to pursue any further, which I did, and she said 'can you wait three weeks for my clothing brand to launch to get publicity around it'."
Explaining to followers that he agreed to wait, although he wasn't happy about it. But eventually, the news was leaked by a friend close to the pair anyway.
"Me and Demi split up on 29 May," Mabbot said. "Lucie checked with me a couple of days or a week after to see if I was single. We went on a date June 17, which wasn't in Cornwall. I don't know where she's got Cornwall from... It’d just like to squish it now – get it over and done with."
A post shared by @ lukemabbott on Nov 2, 2020 at 10:26am PST
No such thing as a simple Love Island break-up is there?
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