- Love Island's Zara McDermott and Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson's split was confirmed last month.
- Zara has apologised to Sam for cheating on him last year.
Zara McDermott and Sam Thompson split up last month following 16 months together amid rumours the Love Island star had cheated. While reports were never confirmed, Zara has now penned an open letter to her ex apologising for cheating on him when she appeared on X Factor: Celebrity last year.
In the letter shared with her 1.4 million Instagram followers, she said she had made a "huge mistake" and was "immature and selfish".
Hey everyone, I just wanted to address the recent speculation in the media. A huge mistake I made a year ago has recently come to light and I want to face this head on. I don't condone being unfaithful and I made a huge mistake at a time in my life where I was hugely selfish and immature. I believe I have learnt so much from my mistake. I want to apologise to my Sam for everything I have put him through, for the pain, the embarrassment, the anger and the hurt. All I want to do is make this right and I think the least he deserves is me being honest with myself and all of you.
Zara, 23, signed off the note, "I love you Sam. Forever."
News of their split came to light last month, with reports saying they ended things following a trip to Mykonos at the end of July. While not addressing the cheating, a source told Mail Online that their relationship became strained after they moved in together during lockdown.
"They had been arguing a lot since moving in together as a result of lockdown and things just built up between them," the source said. "Zara has moved back to her parents' house in Essex where she's taking some time for herself, she really loved Sam so this hasn't been easy for her."
The former couple made things Instagram official in May 2019, four months after Zara split from Love Island's Adam Collard. Fans suspected something might be up after the pair stopped posting their usual gushy selfies and snaps on Instagram early in September. Zara's last post about Sam was on August 2nd when she shared a sweet birthday tribute, while the MIC star uploaded a clip of them together on August 20th. Around the same time the news of the split surfaced, Sam's sister Louise Thompson shared a post to her social media accounts alluding to what went down, saying: "Cheaters always want you to be loyal while they're being unfaithful."
Sam is yet to publicly respond to Zara's letter.
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