Chris Hughes on the REAL extent of Mary Bedford relationship 👀

He's broken his silence on his romance with the 2021 Islander

Chris Hughes Mary Bedford relationship

by Nathan Katnoria |
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Love Island legend Chris Hughes has spoken out to address rumours he dated this year’s contestant Mary Bedford after she revealed she was once in a relationship with a footballer.

The 22-year-old model and influencer is currently smitten with Aaron Simpson but she admitted that her ex was a footballer and she was keen not to date another one when he entered the villa, leading fans to think she was talking about Chris who played for Bourton Rovers Football Club before he rose to reality TV fame.

Chris and Mary were pictured on a date at a London restaurant last year following his split from Jesy Nelson, with a source at the time revealing they “were all over each other”.

However, Chris has DENIED he was ever Mary’s boyfriend and insisted they only went on one date.

When asked if he knew his former flame was going on Love Island, he told The Sun, “No, but Mary's not my ex! I went on a date with her and I was pictured with her but that was as far as it went.

“She's a nice girl and I wish her all the best, but she's not my ex.”

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Yewande Biala and George Rains

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Laura Anderson and Max Morley

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Kieran Nicholls and Chloe Crowhurst

Two months after Love Island 2018 ended it came to light that Casa Amor star Kieran Nicholls (who lasted on the show for three days) and 2017 contestant Chloe Crowhurst had recoupled outside the villa. It didn't last though because days later he pied her in a brutal public announcement. Ouch.

Lucie Donlan and Joe Garratt4 of 19
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Lucie Donlan and Joe Garratt

They (not the public) branded themselves as 'Juicy' but when Joe Garrett was booted from the villaviewers were shocked that Lucie Donlan didn't follow him. Instead she coupled up with George in Casa Amor and then dumped him before being kicked out the villa alongside him. Weeks after the Love Island 2019 final and Lucie and Joe confirmed on Instagram that 'Juicy' was back together.

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Arabella Chi and Wes Nelson

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Jon Clark and Chloe Crowhurst

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Jon Clark and Elma Pazar

Okay so this one hasn't actually happened but Jon Clark apparently has his eyes set on Elma Pazar. We don't blame him tbh, she's an absolute babe.

Kem Cetinay and Kendall Rae-Knight8 of 19
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Kem Cetinay and Kendall Rae-Knight

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Niall Aslam and Rosie Williams

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Charlie Frederick and Lucie Donlan10 of 19
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Charlie Frederick and Lucie Donlan

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Charlie Frederick and Arabella Chi

Charlie also got with Arabella before she entered the villa. He actually claimed that the model was a 'liar' and hinted they were still dating even when she went into the villa. After being booted from Love Islandshe branded him an 'idiot' and said they had blocked each other before she went on the reality show.

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Kaz Crossley and Theo Campbell

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Jess Shears and Dom Lever

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Sam Gowland and Amber Davies14 of 19

Sam Gowland and Amber Davies

Love Island and Geordie Shore fans were stunned when Chloe Ferry claimed that her ex-boyfriend Sam cheated on her with Amber. Dramz. Sam and Amber have both denied the accusations but Chloe has insisted they're true.

Wes Nelson and Amber Davies15 of 19
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Wes Nelson and Amber Davies

In January 2019 following all that Dancing on Ice drama with Vanessa Bauer, Wes Nelson and Megan Barton Hanson split. However a couple of months later there were reports that Wes had been 'sexting' 2017 winner Amber Davies. Then on Celebs Go Dating, Amber claimed he had been messaging another Love Island star before she appeared to brand Amber a "snakey b-tch" on Instagram. Following the whole Amber/Sam allegations, Megan wrote: "Imagine moving like that and lying to numerous heartbroken girls that you ain't sh-gged their ex!"Amber denied the rumours in an emotional tweet.

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Eyal Booker and Kendall Rae Knight

Tbf, these two did share a little kiss on the main show, but then things got hella steamy and a little weird tbh in the reunion show when they snogged in a swimming pool. Nothing long term came of it.

Ellie Brown and Michael Griffiths17 of 19
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Ellie Brown and Michael Griffiths

Michael and Ellie got together during MTV's Celebrity Ex On The Beach. They both said they were single as the show ended but then posted cute pictures together on social media. However, that came grinding to a halt when Michael started posting cute pictures with other women too.

Rebecca Gormley and Biggs Chris18 of 19
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Rebecca Gormley and Biggs Chris

Beauty queen Rebecca chose to couple up with Jordan Waobikeze instead of Biggs in the Love Island villa, following her failed romances with Connagh Howard, Wallace Wilson and Luke Trotman. She clearly regretted her decision though as she coupled up with Biggs just weeks after being dumped and returning to the UK. Despite cheating rumours on both sides, they're still going strong.

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Luke Mabbott and Lucie Donlan

Romance blossomed for the couple in summer 2020 and they 'confirmed' their relationship status when they shared the same photo (of a hot tub) to Instagram. As is the modern way.

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Chris added, “It was ages ago, about a year ago.

“I don't really want to chat about Mary because I don't really know a lot about her to be honest.”

The publication also claims Chris isn’t the only footballer Mary has dated as rumours have begun swirling that she was once with a Premier League footballer. Could it be third time lucky with Aaron?

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Meanwhile, Chris’ love life is also looking up as he’s just gone Instagram official with his new girlfriend Annabel Dimmock after she posted a snap of them kissing at Thorpe Park with the caption, “Handsomes x.”

Gushing about the professional golfer, Chris admitted, “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."

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

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