Jake Cornish opens up about secret reunion with Liberty Poole

The self-evicted Love Island star claims he was devastated by their split

Jake Cornish Liberty Poole reunion

by Nathan Katnoria |

Love Island’s Jake Cornish sent fans into a frenzy last month when he posted a cosy snap with a woman who looked very much like his ex-girlfriend Liberty Poole, sparking rumours that they’d reunited. While that turned out to be a case of mistaken identity (Jake was just posing with a car salesperson, FYI), it turns out that Jake and Lib did actually rekindle their romance when they left the Love Island villa.

Yep, we’re shocked too.

Jake revealed the surprising news in a new interview as he admitted he was left “devastated” when Liberty ended their relationship just days before the final after being coupled up since day one.

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Speaking about the emotional break-up, which was viewed by millions last summer, the water engineer turned reality TV star and Dreamboy told The Sun, “We were both stressed towards the end. You are missing home and you can’t clear your head. And Lib had 14 different people in the villa saying different things about me.

“In the real world you would sort out your problems, but we were in a bubble, constantly being watched. It is intense. The break-up was very different on TV to how it was in person. We had a conversation and a kiss and made up, but only part of that conversation was on telly.”

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Although it seemed like Liberty had heart set on single life when she returned to the UK, Jake revealed they gave their relationship another go before realising that it just wasn’t meant to be.

He explained, “We decided we would give it a try. We were talking, but we had to agree that we were not right for each other.”

The pair now haven’t spoken since Liberty was announced as a Dancing On Ice contestant last year and Jake admitted, “I still haven’t found love, but I don’t think I’d ever get back with Lib.”

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Jake’s comments come after Liberty broke her silence after fans thought she’d made a dig at her ex during her first Dancing On Ice performance.

Following her routine to Little Mix’s Shout Out To My Ex, viewers took to social media to insist the song choice was aimed at Jake. “Liberty is doing the biggest f you to Jake on doi and I’m here for it,” wrote one, while another added, “That song choice though Lib, hey Jake is at home KICKING himself!!!"

However, Liberty insisted that her song choice had nothing to do with Jake as she said, “I know that people might think that it's directed at Jake, but it was more of a focus on me being an independent woman. That was the way it was choreographed, me being an independent woman and not needing a man.

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