Lucinda Strafford speaks out on her boyfriend and things don’t sound good

They reunited after she left the Love Island villa


by Aimee Jakes |

Love Island's Lucinda Strafford has recently announced that she and her boyfriend Aaron Connelly have broken up after dating on/off for three and a half years.

The news broke when the pair unfollowed each other on social media and their split was all but confirmed during a Q&A. After one of her followers asked about her relationship status, Lucinda admitted she's 'loving me, myself and I".

A source told The Sun, "Everyone thought Lucinda and Aaron would make a real go of things this time round.

"Aaron was pretty cut up when she decided to do Love Island but they moved on from it and seemed stronger than ever.

"In the end they just couldn't make it work and have decided it would be better for both of them if they remained single."

However it is unclear why the two broke up.

lucinda strafford
lucy's single ©Instagram

Lucinda may not have found lasting love in the villa, but last year she exclusively revealed to heat that she had reunited with her footballer ex-boyfriend after they broke things off in March.

Lucinda said of the then blossoming romance, "My ex is on the scene and we're just seeing where things go. It's really, really early stages. I mean, I'm at my mum's house and everything.

Love Island's Lucinda Strafford talks about reuniting with her ex.

"We broke up in March and I can't remember how long after I left love Island, he dropped me a message and I ignored it. But yeah, we've just met up a couple of times it's still really early stages."

Clears throat, REAAAAALLLY?

"I genuinely really wanted to find someone new, but it just didn't really work out for me," Lucinda explained, "Obviously I was getting to know Brad [McClelland], but he left so early and it was hard to pick yourself back up again. I finally did, but yeah, maybe it wasn't for me."

Returning to an ex after Love Island is actually now a rite of passage. Just ask Olivia Attwood and Dani Dyer...

Lucinda muses, "You know what, I think he [Aaron Connolly] really missed me and thought, 'oh my god, what have I done?'"

Sadly things didn't work out between Lucinda and Aaron and they have split once again.

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Who is Aaron Connolly?

Aaron connolly
lucinda's ex aaron

Well, 22-year-old Aaron Connolly is an Irish premiership footballer who currently plays forward for Brighton and Hove.

He looked after Lucinda's pet bulldog while she was in the villa, which sparked speculation that the pair had made a 'pact' to get back together after the show.

The pair called it quits after Aaron was exposed as a 'serial cheater' and even breached lockdown rules in the process.

Lucinda Strafford and Brad McClelland

Brad McClelland
brad was in the villa with lucinda ©Getty

Lucinda initially coupled up with Brad McClelland in the villa, however a cruel twist resulted in one of them having to leave the show. Brad sacrificed himself, but things didn't end there... After leaving the villa it was clear Brad still had feelings for Lucinda, and after she was booted from the show they apparently reunited with Brad even getting into a "bust-up" at a nightclub over her. It clearly didn't amount to anything though, as Lucinda was soon back with Aaron Connolly.

Lucinda Strafford and Aaron Francis

Aaron Francis
aaron was in the villa with lucinda ©Getty

After Brad left the villa, Lucinda struck up romance with Aaron Francis. She later revealed that outside of the show their relationship lasted less than 72 hours and she "didn’t find actual love in the villa" even though she tried her hardest to.

Lucinda Strafford and Danny Bibby

Danny Bibby
danny met lucinda in the villa ©Getty

Before coupling up with Aaron Lucinda found herself in a bit of a love triangle between Aaron and bombshell Danny Bibby. Things didn't work on inside the villa but the duo sparked rumours again after they were booted from the show.

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