Lucie Donlan has confirmed her split from Joe Garratt
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The Love Island couple – who met during last summer’s series of the ITV2 dating show – have called time on their romance, and the blonde beauty revealed she is back on the market following rumours of a breakup late last year.
Responding to a fan asking about her relationship status during a Q&A on her Instagram Story, she simply replied:
In December, there were reports the reality TV stars had decided to separate for the second time – four months after rekindling their romance – after “growing apart” from each other.
A source said at the time:
‘Joe and Lucie have decided to end things between them.
‘They’ve been so busy with work lately that it’s made it difficult for them to find time to see each other. They just grew apart’.
The celebrity duo first got together whilst in the Love Island villa, though their romance was almost derailed by latecomer Tommy Fury, who was also fond of Lucie.
Joe and Lucie split after he left the villa, before rekindling their romance in the outside world.
Speaking about their relationship, Joe previously shared:
‘I’ll always be grateful to Love Island. That show is the reason we met and how I got with this amazing girl.
‘We came out and found each other again. Now everyone can see it’s not fake, it’s something real’.
However, the long-distance nature of their romance – with the pair trying to split their time between London and Cornwall – has proven to be difficult to overcome.
Lucie recently hinted at their split on social media.
She wrote on Instagram:
‘Don’t be surprised how quickly the universe moves once you’ve decided that you want better for yourself’.