'Love Island' 2021 winners Millie Court and Liam Reardon announce split

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Love Island 2021 winners Millie Court and Liam Reardon. (Getty Images for Paco Rabanne)
Love Island 2021 winners Millie Court and Liam Reardon. (Getty Images for Paco Rabanne)

Love Island 2021 winners Millie Court and Liam Reardon have announced they have ended their relationship.

In separate statements, the pair wished each other the best but told fans they were 'gutted'.

Court wrote on Instagram to her nearly two million followers: "It's been a tough decision and I am gutted but it's ultimately what is best for us right now. Thank you to every single one of you for supporting our relationship."

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She added: "We're both ready for new chapters and I'm excited for what's next."

Millie Court and Liam Reardon arriving at the ITV Palooza held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. Picture date: Tuesday November 23, 2021. Photo credit should read:
Millie Court and Liam Reardon arriving at the ITV Palooza. (Press Association)

Reardon also shared on his Instagram story: "We both will continue to be friends and I will remain Millie's biggest supporter in all that she does and I know she will always do amazing."

After winning the £50,000 prize last summer, the couple embarked on a long-distance relationship as Reardon lives in Wales, and Court in Essex.

Last November, Reardon revealed that he had moved to live with Court in Essex.

In a recent interview, Court opened up on living with Reardon: "Liam is really domestic, he will hoover, clean, do my washing he's really, really good and he's also a very good cook so he actually cooks the majority of our dinners but I think that's mainly because I like a lot of pasta and I don't think he wants to eat pasta every night."

Screengrab taken from PA Video of Love Island winners Millie Court and Liam Reardon arriving at Stansted Airport in Essex following the final of the reality TV show. Picture date: Wednesday August 25, 2021.
Love Island winners Millie Court and Liam Reardon arriving at Stansted Airport. (Press Association)

The new season of Love Island is currently airing on ITV2 and has generated controversy for the reintroduction of Adam Collard to the show.

Collard was previously accused of "gaslighting" during his appearance on the 2018 edition regarding his treatment of another contestant.

Women's Aid criticised ITV for bringing back Collard: "In the 2018 series of Love Island, we saw Rosie rightly call out Adam for his unacceptable behaviour, which included gaslighting and emotional abuse. We hope that ITV recognise how serious this issue is and that it must be learned from, considering they have asked Adam to return to the show."

Watch below: Love Island: Jacques brands Adam Collard 'f****** nothing'.

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