Chris Hughes in shock SPLIT from girlfriend Annabel Dimmock

Almost a year after they went Instagram official

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by Marianna Manson |
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Love Island legend Chris Hughes has sadly split from his professional golfer girlfriend Annabel Dimmock, it has been confirmed.

The pair began dating last summer and went Instagram official in August 2021 when Annabel posted an adorable snap of her kissing Chris on the cheek. At the time, Chris insisted he’d “never felt this way” before.

However, it was revealed that the pair were no longer an item over the weekend when Annabel’s representatives announced the sad news. They said, “I can confirm they have split and Annabel wishes Chris all the best."

The statement comes after eagle-eyed fans began speculating their relationship was over after noticing Chris and Annabel had stopped posting about each other on social media and had gone on separate holidays.

Following their shock split, here’s everything you need to know about Chris’ ex-girlfriend…

How did Chris Hughes and Annabel Dimmock meet?

After the Love Island 2017 star was tagged in a photo of himself and professional golfer Annabel, he told The Sun, "I met her on the golf course, spent a lot of time together and yes, it was lovely. We get on well with each other.

"Obviously, I've met loads of girls over the last however long and you talk to people but I've never got that buzz with anyone, since my last relationship."

"I’ve never had that buzz, so for someone to come along, this one feels different."

What is Chris Hughes girlfriend’s job?

Annabel is an athlete – specifically she’s a professional golfer who has competed in the Ladies European Tour, the French Lalla Meryem Cup and the 2019 Evian Championship. She’s also an Adidas Golf Ambassador and is involved in the spirits industry.

CHECK OUT: Chris Hughes and Jesy Nelson's relationship timeline


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January 2019

In January 2019, Jesy was papped giving Love Island 2017 star Chris Hughes a cheeky little snog... In a KEBAB shop! From that moment, rumours that the pair were dating were rife.

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March 2019

After weeks of rumours that Jesy and Chris were dating, the pair confirmed their romance during a trip to Ireland, posting this cosy snap to their socials.Although the pair briefly split after just three weeks of dating, they quickly rekindled their romance.

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March 2019

Since that moment, Jesy and Chris haven't been shy in expressing their love for each other, with Chris calling Jesy his 'girlfriend' during a radio interview in March 2019. Chris gushed over his new love, saying, "I'm the happiest I've ever been. It's official, she's my girlfriend. I'm so happy, she's the nicest girl I've ever met, this is no exaggeration, she's got a heart like she was your mother or something. She's so caring. We just get on like best mates, and that's the beauty about it."

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April 2019

Showing he's the best supportive boyfriend, Chris started to join Jesy at some of her Little Mix interviews, as well as posting cute snaps on social media.

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May 2019

With their relationship going well, Jesy and Chris enjoyed their first Summer together, with the pair going on romantic bike rides and enjoying each other's company.

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June 2019

In June, Chris and Jesy went on their first overseas holiday, with Chris writing on Instagram, 'Off on holiday, with my best friend ud83dudda4✈ufe0f Miss JH'.

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June 2019

Later in the month, Chris showed his love to Jesy by paying tribute to her on her birthday. Sharing a cute photo on social media, Chris wrote, 'Happy birthday to a best friend, my better half and the most caring person I could have wished to meet,' he wrote, along with a gallery of four photos of them together. 'Every day is better now. The fact I love you when I'm hungry says it all. The core to my ud83cudf4f... have the best day and keep on shining, you deserve the world ud83cudf0dud83dudda4 x' [sic]

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August 2019

After nine months of dating, Jesy sparked engagement rumours by calling Chris her 'future husband'. Sharing a video of Chris playing up to the camera, Jesy captioned the video, 'My future husband'.

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August 2019

Later that month, Jesy and Chris enjoyed their second holiday together, this time taking a trip to Bali! The pair delighted fans with loved-up posts throughout the trip, with many calling them 'goals'.


September 2019

When Jesy's BBC documentary 'Odd One Out' aired, fans of the singer were left with melted hearts after seeing how sweet Chris is towards his girlfriend. Chris revealed on the show that he has a make-up free photo of Jesy on his fridge, which he often goes to look at without her knowing.

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October 2019

Chris attended the Pride of Britain awards in October, where he gushed about his girl. When we asked what his proudest moment of the year was, he sweetly replied that it was when he asked Jesy to be his girlfriend! Aww! "That was a nice moment. She's just wonderful, we're best friends - we spend so much time together."

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October 2019

Chris later joined Jesy and the rest of the Little Mix girls on their UK tour, where he even stepped in for Jade when she was sick during rehearsals!

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November 2019

Chris broke down in tears during an interview on This Morning, whilst discussing the shocking online abuse Jesy has received in the past. He said, "She rang me, bless her, about 10 minutes after the documentary aired and she was just so overwhelmed and she just broke down on the phone to me. She's a strong girl now, she's extremely strong."Visibly upset, Chris then added, "I don't know why, but I get so emotional when I'm speaking about it."

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On 17th January 2020, Jesy and Chris celebrated their one-year anniversary! The pair shared a number of cute photos with each other, with Chris calling Jesy his 'Queen'.

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April 2020

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Speaking of Annabel making their relationship IG official, he said, "I was actually asleep on the way home from Beverly Racecourse. I'd been working up there. I was on my way home in the cab.

"I fell asleep and I woke up to a picture. It was quite lovely. It was a nice little feeling."

How old is Chris Hughes' ex-girlfriend?

Annabel is 25 years old, and a Libra.

Who is Chris Hughes ex?

After leaving the 2017 Love Island series alongside Olivia Attwood, Chris’s most high-profile relationship was with former Little Mix star Jesy Nelson.

Despite him publicly championing his girlfriend through a difficult time in her personal life and the launch of her acclaimed BBC documentary Odd One Out, which looked at the trolling Jesy received in the group, the couple split in 2020.

Speaking in April 2021 about the impact the break up had on his mental health at the time, Chris said, "It was a tough period in a lot of people’s personal lives and it was for me too, as break-ups are never easy. It was difficult. Sometimes you just grow apart. There have definitely been days when I wake up and things haven’t felt great.’

"The period 12 months ago was really tough. There were days where I was waking up and our split was the first thing I was thinking about. I was thinking, ‘I hope I feel good today. I hope mentally I feel all right’. I had to try my hardest mentally to break the cycle."

What is Chris Hughes’ ex-girlfriend’s Instagram?

You can follow Annabel @annabeldimmock.

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