‘Love Island’ Winners Tayla & Grant Have Split Up & We’re Not Entirely Surprised
Well, that didn’t last long. After two weeks of life outside the villa, Love Island winners Tayla and Grant have split.
The couple confirmed to TheFIX that trust issues had led to the breakdown of their relationship, with Tayla revealing that she broke up with Grant on Wednesday night.
Tayla posted the news on her Instagram this arvo.
I want to take the time to thank everyone who supported Grant and I during our Love Island journey and especially everyone who has continued to support us since. It has been incredible so far and I feel lucky and privileged to have had the opportunity. The number one thing for me going into Love Island was to ‘stay completely true to myself and my emotions’ and that’s what I must continue to do. But it’s with great heartbreak that I write this post to inform everyone that Grant and I are no longer together, but will remain amicable despite the circumstances. I hope everyone can understand that the last few days have been very emotional and overwhelming for me and that you can all respect my decision.
“Obviously I’m heartbroken, it was a big shock to the system,” Tayla said.
“I still respect him as a person and I just think he’s young and he’s made a massively bad decision, and didn’t really think of the consequences that maybe a girl would have fallen in love with him, which just happened to be me. Hopefully that’s something he learned through this experience and he learns how to play with people’s emotions.”
The news comes two weeks after the grand finale, following the couple deciding to split the $50,000 prize money.
Tayla has said that Grant’s secret girlfriend on the outside was one of the major reasons their relationship has broken down.
“It came out that there were new accusations that Grant had a live-in girlfriend, and he’s gone on the show to promote his business and get famous,” she said.
“He denied it when we were in the house and I just had this gut feeling to follow through with it. Once I was able to access media and read the articles, I told Grant he needed to own up. I finally got the answer that was the truth: he was on there to promote himself and he did have a girlfriend who was running his business while he was inside the Villa.”
“I said there was nothing more than I wanted for this to work, and to gain my trust back, but I gave him multiple chances inside the Villa, and obviously once I found out this information as well, the lies just continued the last 10 days. There was no trust being built up with anything. I couldn’t be in a relationship with someone I don’t trust.”
We wish both Tayla and Grant the best.