Kaz Kamwi has opened up about dealing with a breakup just weeks after she split from Love Island boyfriend Tyler Cruickshank.
The pair coupled up in the summer after he entered the villa as a bombshell and despite a brief split in the wake of Casa Amor, Kaz and Tyler went from strength to strength and finished the series in fourth place behind Faye Winter and Teddy Soares, runners up Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran and eventual winners Millie Court and Liam Reardon.
They went official when Tyler asked Kaz to be his girlfriend during a romantic first date back in the UK, but things just didn’t work out and they confirmed they were no longer an item in a joint statement released last month after fans began speculating about their relationship status.
Although neither Kaz nor Tyler has spoken out about their split since then, the 27-year-old fashion blogger recently offered her advice on how to deal with a broken heart during an Instagram Q&A when one of her followers asked for “tips on how to get over a broken heart”.
“Breakups suckkkk but they aren’t the end of the world 😌,” Kaz replied.
She continued, “Allow yourself to actually feel your feelings then throw yourself into your hobbies/thing you love. You’re better off keeping busy doing something that won’t leave you feeling empty imo.
“Boss up and keep it moving 😘.”
Wise words, indeed.
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Maura Higgins (series five)
Irish ring girl Maura Higgins was reality TV gold from the moment she stepped into the villa and fed Michael Griffiths dessert on their date just to rile up the OG girls.She then got the fanny flutters for Tommy Fury and tried to steal him from Molly-Mae Hague with the classic line, "Does she turn you on like I do?" While she didn't manage to bag her man, she later coupled up with Curtis Pritchard who she dated until March 2020.
Joanna Chimonides (series five)
Casa Amor is always guaranteed to throw a spanner in the works, but Michael Griffiths was seemingly happily coupled up Amber Gill before she was sent packing to the second villa.Enter Joanna Chimonides - one of six brand new bombshells - who well and truly turned Michael's head. He suddenly began doubting his relationship with Amber and left her shocked when she returned to the villa alone to discover he'd re-coupled. Still, she went on to win the show and bag half of the 50 grand prize, so it worked out pretty well for her in the end.
Molly Smith (series six)
Speaking of Casa Amor, Molly Smith joined the 2020 series as part of the infamous twist and it wasn't long before she was necking on with Callum Jones - all the while, his partner Shaughna Phillips was staying loyal back in the main villa.Their shock re-coupling spawned one of the show's most iconic catchphrases as a gobsmacked Shaughna uttered the immortal words, "Congrats, hun," but Callum and Molly are still going strong these days so he probably made the right decision, tbh.
Jack Fowler (series four)
Laura Anderson soon got over having Wes Nelson stolen from her by Megan Barton-Hanson (more on that later) when absolute fitlord Jack Fowler entered the villa.They immediately hit it off but things didn't get off to the smoothest start when her friend Georgia Steel invited him on a date and then claimed that he tried to kiss her. Footage later showed it was actually Georgia who went in for the kiss. Awks...
Malia Arkian (series two)
Malia Arkian caused a right stir back in 2016 when she lasted all of about five minutes in the villa before being booted out for allegedly punching Kady McDermott.Kady was fumin' with Malia for choosing to date Scott Thomas, who she was coupled up with, and "accidentally" spilled a glass of wine on the newcomer which led to one of the show's most dramatic altercations.
Megan Barton-Hanson (series four)
Wes Nelson and Laura Anderson were one of Love Island 2018's strongest couples (or so we thought) until Megan Barton-Hanson strutted into the villa as a bombshell.Meg set her sights on Wes following her failed romance with Eyal Booker and managed to turn his head, causing him to tell Laura he was "happy with her but could be happier". Not exactly what you want to hear from your other half is it?
Alex Bowen (series two)
Former scaffolder Alex Bowen turned many a head when he entered the villa with fellow bombshell James Khan (no, us neither). Not only did he flirt up a storm Olivia Buckland but he spent the night in the hideaway with Zara Holland, who was stripped of her Miss Great Britain title after they had sex.After receiving the bad news, a tearful Zara quit the villa in emotional scenes while Alex remained in the villa and coupled up with Olivia - who's now his wife.Side note: does anyone else remember those pictures of Alex's MASSIVE peen? Just us?
India Reynolds (series five)
Okay, so she technically didn't do anything wrong but India Reynolds was partly responsible for one of the show's most iconic bust-ups EVER when Jordan Hames made a move on her just two days after asking Anna Vakili to be his girlfriend.After catching wind of Jordan's antics thanks to Maura Higgins, Anna furiously confronted him and the rest is history.
Georgia Harrison (series three)
Former TOWIE star Georgia Harrison was the last bombshell sent into the villa back in 2017 and was given the unenviable task of choosing a boy to couple up with straight away. She ended up picking Kem Cetinay, who unbeknown to her had just asked Amber Davies to be his girlfriend. SO AWKWARD. Amber's shocked reaction became an iconic meme and she wasn't afraid to speak her mind, branding Georgia a "d--k". Ouch.
Jess Shears (series three)
When you're a Love Island contestant, the one thing you can expect is the unexpected. Case in point when model Jess Shears entered the villa as bombshell just when the Islanders were settling into their new couples on the first day.This proved to be bad news for Montana Brown who was smitten with Dom Lever but later had her man stolen by Jess. It was clearly a good choice though as Jess and Dom got married in 2018 and welcomed their first child a year later.
Katie Salmon (series two)
Katie was Love Island's first openly bisexual contestant and created history when she coupled up with Sophie Gradon and became one half of the show's first ever same-sex couple.Unfortunately for Katie, Sophie still had feelings for former flame Tom Powell and dumped her before quitting the show.
Jourdan Riane (series five)
Curtis Pritchard and Amy Hart were one of the villa's strongest couples going into Casa Amor so surely he would stay loyal, right? WRONG.Despite being Amy's half-boyfriend, Curtis admitted he would couple up with newcomer Jourdan (even though they'd only had about two conversations). After being turned down by Jourdan, a guilty Curtis 'fessed up to Amy who was about to tell him she LOVED him. Oh dear...
Chris Hughes (series three)
Chris Hughes was quite the charmer when he entered the villa back in series three and it wasn't long before he won over Chloe Crowhurst and they coupled up. However, he later switched his attention to Olivia Attwood and incurred the wrath of Sam Gowland who was also interested in her.Sam accused Chris of being "sly" in a furious row and they had to be pulled apart after squaring up to each other.
Kaz Crossley (series four)
Josh Denzel was one of the many Islanders to be tempted by a Casa Amor bombshell despite being coupled up with "loyal" Georgia Steel in the main villa.He returned from the second villa with Kaz Crossley in tow, leading to one of Love Island's most memorable meltdowns when Georgia screamed that Josh had "f--ked it".
Ovie Soko (series five)
Anna Vakili was unable to resist the charms of basketball player Ovie Soko (and who could blame her?) in Casa Amor despite being coupled up with Jordan Hames.She brought Ovie back to the main villa but later decided she would still rather be with Jordan - and we all know how that turned out...
Ellie Jones (series four)
Love Island producers threw a right spanner in the works for power couple Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham when they brought in his ex Ellie Jones during Casa Amor.A devastated Dani was shown a video of Jack chatting to his ex, resulting in over 2000 complaints to Ofcom. She didn't have anything to worry about though as Jack stayed loyal but Ellie did enter the main villa after coupling up with Sam Bird which wasn't ideal.
Emma Jane Woodham (series two)
Ellie wasn't the first ex to enter the villa though - that honour goes to series two's Emma Jane Woodham, who'd previously dated fellow Islander Thomas Powell. He was SHOOK when she arrived and later quit the show.As if that wasn't enough, Emma coupled up with Terry Walsh even though he'd promised to stay loyal to Malin Andersson and they caused quite the controversy when they had sex on top of the covers for all to see.
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“We are extremely sad to announce that we have decided to end our romantic relationship. We have had a fantastic journey and we will always have a special bond between us,” Kaz and Tyler wrote in a heartfelt joint statement announcing their break-up in December.
The pair vowed to remain friends despite no longer being romantically involved and added, “We will continue to be very much in one another’s lives and support each other in every way. We are so grateful that we have shared this Love Island experience with each other, and we will continue to support each other’s careers.
“Life since the villa has been amazing, but it’s taking time to adjust to a new normal in the public eye. This part of the journey hasn’t been easy for us but we’re learning. Thank you to every single person who has supported us, we appreciate you more than you will ever know.”
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Their statement came after much speculation as Kaz and Tyler hadn’t been seen together in public for weeks since they attended the ITV Palooza in November. At the time, a source told MailOnline, “Kaz and Tyler have decided to go their separate ways after giving everything to make their relationship work.
“They haven't got on as well outside of the villa as they first hoped and the pressure of their fans watching their every move hasn't made it easy for them either. The romance ended on good terms and they're still friends, who will support each other in the industry.”