Love Island fans are enjoying seeing what the islanders are getting up to once they leave the villa. And they have been keeping a particularly close eye on Jacques O’Neill after he quit the ITV2 dating show in emotional scenes. The rugby player appeared to have found what he was looking for in Mallorca when he coupled up with Paige Thorne.
However, the return of Casa Amor threw a spanner in the works and Jacques decided to explore if his feelings for the Welsh paramedic were genuine – by getting to know a couple of the new girls before kissing Cheyanne Kerr. His antics in the main villa, while Paige was away, were soon outed following the ‘Stick or Twist’ recoupling which saw him stay with his love interest.
He then tried to make amends with Paige and just as they started to reconnect, 2018 Love Island star Adam Collard made a dramatic return as a bombshell contestant. And the not-so-newbie made it clear that he had his sights set on Paige which led to tensions in the villa, particularly when Jacques was told Adam had been ‘slagging him off’.
Things then came to a head and a tearful Jacques ended up telling Paige he needed to “get back to himself” and was seen explaining to Paige that he felt the best thing for their relationship was for him to return home so he could be at his “best” for her. He told her that he’d way for her but Love Island viewers have since seen her striking up a connection with Adam.
Since leaving the villa, Jacques has said that taking part of the decision was the ‘worst decision of his life’. He has, however, appeared to make friends for life, starting with Antigoni Buxton who entered as a bombshell before failing to find love and being brutally dumped from the island.
Earlier this week, after an appearance on Love Isalnd spin-off Aftersun, Jacques and Antigoni met up in London for brunch alongside both their mums, Janet and Tonia Buxton, who is a famous chef and television presenter. Taking to their Instagram Stories, the pair shared snaps from their reunion but they have since posted more to their thousands of followers.
Jacques looked relaxed in a grey t-shirt, shorts and a pair of dark shades while singer-songwriter Antigoni brought a pop of colour with a colbolt blue co-ord. The pair posed for a series of images taking outside in the glowing sun before letting their mums in on the action.
“Made a real one for life,” they shared in a joint Instagram post. “Took our Mamas for brunch.” They also added: “Also why do we look like siblings here.” And some fans agreed.
@roxy.westlake_x said: “You actually look like twins!” @bachelornationworldwide replied: “Love the sibling energy.” @island.spoilers replied: “ppl were honestly asking me if u guys were related.” @hollandanna71 commented: “It’s your eyes that make you look like siblings.”
Others, however, were quick to have the same response and make a plea. @anitaharbinson22 said: “U 2 look perfect together u would make a lovely couple. @gabbiiee93 commented: “You guys actually look quite cute together.” @jeni_fuller_new_15 echoed: “Think use would be the best couple.” @rachelhx0 wrote: “Please get together.”
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