First Love Island 2019 couple split in emotional Instagram statement

“I will forever be glad we rode the Love Island journey along.”

It’s been 3 weeks since Love Island left our screens for the year – and one couple have just declared that their journey along is over too.

Chris Taylor and Harley Brash have formally become the primary couple to separate following the show’s finish. Chris shared the news in an uncharacteristically serious Instagram post, stating that they’d come to the choice on Sunday night (August 18).

“Both of us have been terribly busy with separate opportunities and haven’t had enough quality time for each other,” Chris’ post reads.

“We both have the uppermost support and respect for one another and the call was made amicably. I would like her all the best and will forever be glad we rode the Love Island journey along.

“I will be terribly pleased with everything she has done and everything she’ll do ❤️ the future is bright crumpet go get em! Chris xx”

Harley later shared on her own Instagram: “Hey guys. I’m going to make this short and sweet however I’m so unhappy to say me and Chris have determined to go our separate ways. We made this call yesterday evening and I wish him every bit of luck within the world.

“Chris, you’re an incredible person and deserve every bit of affection and success coming your way. I’m so lucky to have shared my crazy love island experience with you.”

Reports that the couple had in secret split began last week, and one of the pair’s Love Island co-stars didn’t seem too shocked by the rumors.

Nabila Badda said: “I knew Harley before and who she’d have an interest in and I don’t assume that Chris is her kind of type. She said that in addition. So, yeah. Chris will be lapped up real fast.”

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It’s not all bad news for previous Love Island stars although, as Curtis Pritchard has declared plans for yet one more new TV project.

Curtis and his Strictly come dancing professional brother AJ are set to front a pair of films for Lorraine , where they surprise those who are going through a rough time and bring a bit dance magic into their lives.

“It’s been a whirlwind since leaving Love Island,” Curtis said. “And I’m so excited to have the chance to join the team at Lorraine.”
Love Island aired on ITV2, and you can catch up on the show via ITV Hub.