Why Love Island’s Mary and Aaron are done ALREADY


Mary Bedford Aaron Simpson friend zone

by Daisy Hall |
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It seems like just yesterday that Aaron Simpson was yelling at Kaz Kamwi for voting him and Mary Bedford as one of the least compatible couples in the villa… and that’s because it pretty much was.

Yet it already seems that Mary and Aaron (Maaron? Aary?) are done before they’ve even begun after Mary appeared to put Aaron very firmly in the friend zone on last night's Aftersun.

Love Island Mary Aaron friend zone

When asked by Laura Whitmore what the future held for their relationship Mary said, “I think we’re just gonna go home, when we’re back in the real world again and things are more normal. We’re going to see how it goes, but I’ve definitely made a best friend in here.”


CHECK Love Island 2021 cast's first Instagram photos


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Chloe Burrows

Chloe may have caught all the boys' attentions as evidenced in a recent explosive episode, but you can see she's always been a stunner from this uni halls pic taken way back in 2015.

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Faye Winter

Faye has certainly nailed this classic Instapose in this snap from 2019 - the hair, tan and Adidas bodysuit are all on point and a sign of things to come.

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Brad McClellan

A quick glance over Brad's insta and it's clear he uses it primarily to document his fitness journey. This snap from 2017 is from before it all began.

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Kaz Kamwi

Kaz was already a fashion blogger before she entered the Love Island villa, and so her first photo is appropriately professional looking (boo).

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Jake Cornish

Finally, a properly old photo! You can tell that Jake was already going to the gym when this photo was taken with a mate back in 2013.

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PS. Enjoy this bonus pic of baby Jake with none other than footballer Wayne Rooney.

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Hugo Hammond

When he was a teenager, Hugo played Cricket for England's Physical Disability team.

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Hugo Hammond

PS. Baby Hugo for your viewing pleasure x

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Aaron Francis

Like Kaz, Aaron was already trying his hand as an influencer before he signed up to Love Island and so most of his photos are pretty glossy, but scroll down far enough and we found this photo of him seemingly winning an arm wrestle against Somoan Rugby Union player Many Tuilangi.

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Toby Aromolaran

Toby's not giving anything away with this sultry selfie from 2018, other than perhaps that he's heading off on his holidays, judging by his passport and boarding pass. He doesn't look that excited about it though, does he?

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Sharon Gaffka

In case you missed it, Sharon used to compete in beauty pageants and was Miss UK 2018. Here she is from the Galaxy pageant that same year.

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Liberty Poole

It looks like Liberty has always been a big fan of the finer things in life - as well as a blonde hair extension or two - judging from this snap with a pal from 2019.

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Liam Reardon

Viewers couldn't believe that Liam was only 21 when he entered the villa, but here's proof that Liam looked 30 way back in 2018 (regular teenaged boy for reference).

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Rachel Finni

This photo of Rach taken on a night out was posted in 2017 but captioned, "2 Years Ago ud83dude2b#CanILookLikeThisAgainPlease", so we can assume it's from way back in 2015.

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Millie Court

Proving she's always been a fan of posing up a storm in a bikini, we're majorly jeal of Millie's 2018 holiday to Cannes. Ahh, holidays - remember those?

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Lucinda Strafford

Right, we can't actually believe this 2018 photo of bombshell Lucinda - have Love Island checked her I.D.? Is she old enough to be on the show?

WATCH! “Faye and Teddy won’t last on the outside” Aaron, Abi and Clarisse tell is how it is!

The feeling didn’t seem to be mutual however, with Aaron seemingly keen to pursue something with Mary who said, “I knew my head was firmly on Mary and it was a whirlwind experience.”

They also seemed pretty affectionate whilst sitting on the Aftersun couch together so who knows?

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Tonight marks the final of Love Island 2021 and whilst Aaron and Mary just missed out on a spot in the final four, Chloe and Toby, Millie and Liam, Kaz and Tyler and Faye and Teddy have all nabbed a place.

Although we may have put our money on Chloe and Toby, it really could be anyone’s game.

Should Toby and Chloe win though, it’s not just £50,000 that the pair will receive as Amber Gill recently revealed that the winners of the show get given a special package full of goodies that none of the other Islanders receive.

She admitted, “I got loads of gifts as a winner pack and I got one of the phones which had the pictures that we took."

So, what else is included in this exclusive pack then?

"Loads of things… I got a cute little Polaroid camera. I got loads of nice things, cakes and flowers," Amber added.

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