Love Island star Jacques O’Neill and Antigoni Buxton are continuing to get people talking following their villa exits. Both entered the ITV2 dating show as bombshell contestants but while singer-songwriter Antigoni faced being dumped from the island, rugby star Jacques made the emotional decision to quit.
Since leaving the villa, Jacques has said that taking part in the show was the ‘worst decision of his life’. He has, however, appeared to make friends for life, starting with Antigoni who failed to find love before being brutally dumped from the villa.
Earlier this month, 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. The pair shared snaps from their reunion with fans quick to make a plea to the pair after agreeing they made a ‘great couple’.
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And their post-villa friendship appears to be continuing as the pair were seen enjoying themselves in Manchester. Antigoni filmed herself in the car alongside 23-year-old Jacques as they headed to the city. “Made it to Manchester but this taxi driver is a bit of a rebel,” the blonde beauty said before turning the camera on a smiling Jacques.
Jacques then showed his cheeky side as he appeared to photobomb a stunning snap of Antigoni as she modelled her natural curly lock while donning a figure-hugging white dress with a super-high thigh split. He could be seen in the background, posing with his arms crossed in a pair of grey joggers and black and yellow hoodie.
He flashed a cheeky grin at the camera before he shared the snap to his Instagram Story with a camera and bomb emoji. The pair then headed off for a meal at Peter Street Kitchen, tucking into the restaurants newly launched menu and sipping a few cocktails. “Just call me a rugby lad,” Antigoni captioned the post as she dined with one of Jacques’ pals.
Jacques, who recently signed to former islander Scott Thomas’ PR group Social PR, had another reason to smile. He posted a string of images to Instagram taken at the same meal with Antigoni to celebrate reaching a social media milestone. “1 million,” he said referring to the numbers of followers he has now garnered on the platform.
He added: “Overwhelmed with the support and love I’ve received, thank you so much to everyone that has supported me on my journey so far it’s much appreciated.” And while fans were thrilled for him, they couldn’t help but bring up his new friendship.
@leannee91 commented: ” Amazing!!! Youre winning in so many ways so good to see you happy again.” @ saihaq_15 wrote: “IM SO SO PROUD OF YOU MOVE ON EVERYTHING! @antigoni always be there for you matter what! bestie 4 life.” @elliottjay_shepherd said: “Can we all take a minute to say how much of a sick couple jacques and antigoni are.”
@_xtjsx_ replied: “You are the winner of LI in my opinion. Keep being you for you are amazing.” @lucylu2xoxo1 shared: “You are doing amazing, onwards and upwards.” @susanchung21 added: “You and @antigoni are a perfect match. Keep being you.”
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