EXCLUSIVE: Megan Barton-Hanson says she and Wes Nelson are ‘still very much in love’

The pair will remain friends despite their split

Megan Barton-Hanson, Wes Nelson and Vanessa Bauer

by Carl Smith |

Unless you've been living under a rock (or somewhere with very questionable Wi-Fi), you can't have missed the news that Love Island's Megan Barton-Hanson and Wes Nelson have split.

We know, we know. We've been through a few boxes of Kleenex, too.

While everyone has their theories as to what went wrong - from those issues with Wes's Dancing on Ice partner Vanessa Bauer to reports of a 'fame-hungry' Wes - we wanted to get the truth straight from Megan's mouth. Why did they call it quits?

Megan Barton-Hanson

Speaking about the aftermath of her split announcement, Megan told heat: "It's been very intense, the last three weeks. A lot has happened. I just want time to heal, time to be by myself; learn to love myself again. I don't need a man.

So she'll still be supporting Wes on Dancing on Ice, right? "Of course, yeah," she assured us. "Going through an experience like that with someone, you're never going to forget them. Whenever I look back on memories of Love Island, he's always going to be part of that.

"We are still very much in love as friends, but that's all it will ever be. I'll always support him, no matter what he does. He's a lovely boy inside and out.

"It just didn't work out because of age."

This all comes after Megan recently told Grazia she feels 'liberated' following the split. She said: "I love Wes as a person but we're in very different stages of our lives and our priorities are different. I'm 24 and by the time I'm 30 I want to be engaged. Wes is only 20. He's living his best life.

"I feel liberated by the break-up, but I'll always love Wes. He's a beautiful person inside and out. Whoever ends up with him is very lucky."

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Megan is supporting the Worship your Woo Woo campaign, for more information visit woowoo.fun.

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