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Former Love Island runners-up Demi Jones and Luke Mabbot have become embroiled in a bitter social media row after she hinted he had cheated on her with current girlfriend Lucie Donlan.
In a YouTube Q&A in which she answered a number of questions from fans, the 21-year-old revealed some deets about their May break-up that she has previously kept under wraps.
While it was previously thought by many fans that the distance of lockdown had forced the pair to go their separate ways, Demi has now claimed Luke meeting Lucie could have been the catalyst for their split.
"As time went on over lockdown, I wasn't really getting my energy reciprocated so I was getting left on read quite frequently, I wasn't really getting any phone calls, texts or nothing," she told the camera.
"And then all of a sudden, he rang me out of the blue and was like 'I need to end it, I need to end it now.' It was quite sudden which I was quite taken aback by, and it then all came out in the press very quickly."
She continued: "Very shortly after, I actually received some photos via my DM from a fan that had spotted Luke and Lucie in Cornwall together. I actually never told Luke this because I didn't want beef but I saw it and this was literally less than two weeks after the public breakup.
"I went back and went through all of Lucie's profile to see if there was anything on there to see that they are together, and I noticed all of these cryptic captions with loads of 'shhh' emojis and about getting butterflies and secret eyes.
"I put two and two together and obviously they must have started talking during lockdown. He then obviously wanted to meet up with her or maybe was already meeting up with her, I don't know, and that's why he suddenly wanted to cut [the relationship]."
Luke, however, was quick to respond to the accusations on his Instagram Stories, denying that he ever cheated. Instead, he claimed that the pair chose to split after they didn't talk for a week.
"I thought I need to ring her and explain that we're not going to pursue any further, which I did, and she said 'can you wait three weeks for my clothing brand to launch to get publicity around it,'" he said.
While Luke agreed to wait, he then claimed that a friend close to the pair had leaked the news.
"Me and Demi split up on 29 May," he said. "Lucie checked with me a couple of days or a week after to see if I was single. We went on a date June 17, which wasn't in Cornwall. I don't know where she's got Cornwall from... It'd just like to squish it now - get it over and done with."
And we thought the biggest Love Island dramas happened inside the villa!
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