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Love Island's Luca breaks silence on his split with Gemma

Ali Condon

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Love Island's Luca breaks silence on his split with Gemma

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@lucabish/ITV

Love Island runner-up Luca Bish has finally broken his silence after Gemma Owen announced the pair had split up three months after leaving the villa.

Gemma, 19, was first to break the news via a post on her Instagram Stories on Wednesday night (16 November).

Despite the heartbreak of it all, Love Island fans were confused when there was radio silence on Luca's end, but the reality star has finally shared his own thoughts - and he isn't very happy.

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By the looks of things, this former couple were on very different wavelengths about how best to handle the split.

Gemma wasted absolutely no time making the breakup official, posting her statement on her Instagram Stories and removing all evidence of Luca from her social media within hours of the decision.

Luca, however, says he was hoping to get a chance to process the emotional news for himself before sharing it with the world.

In a post to Instagram late on Wednesday evening, Luca shared his side of the story, writing: "Switched my phone back on after taking some time out to clear my head after an emotional afternoon to thousands of messages and news articles about my breakup."

He continued: "I would have liked some time to process this privately but as you all already now know sadly Gemma and I made the mutual decision earlier today to go our separate ways.

Luca has responded to Gemma's break-up announcement. Credit: Instagram/@lucabish
Luca has responded to Gemma's break-up announcement. Credit: Instagram/@lucabish

"We have been on such a journey together and have made some amazing memories which I will treasure. I can't thank everyone enough for their support for us as a couple during and after Love Island.

"We will remain good friends and I wish nothing but the best for her."

So, no hard feelings then, Luca?

Gemma's statement about the breakup, which came hours before Luca's, had read: "To all my followers, I wanted to let you know that Luca and I are no longer in a relationship.

"It wasn't an easy decision but ultimately this is what is best for both of us right now.

"Many of you have been on this journey with us from the very beginning, and I wanted to thank you for your continued support as we start new chapters."

Gemma and Luca are no more. Credit: Instagram/@gemowen_1
Gemma and Luca are no more. Credit: Instagram/@gemowen_1

Gemma and Luca were together from quite early on in this year's Love Island series, but decided not to make their relationship official until after they left the villa.

The couple went from strength to strength during their time on the show - though they certainly weren't without their problems.

Eventually, the pair made it to the series final, coming in second place to winners Ekin-Su and Davide.

Luca and Gemma are the first finalist couple to part ways, with Ekin and Davide, Indiyah and Dami, and Tasha and Andrew still appearing to be going strong.

Topics: Love Island, ITV, Celebrity

Ali Condon
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