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21 July 2021, 17:12
Lucinda Strafford has joined Love Island 2021 as one of the new bombshells after ending her relationship with her football player ex Aaron Connolly.
But it turns out the blonde boutique owner has already had a taste of fame after dating Premier League football player Aaron Connolly.
Lucinda is also already a TikTok star and has her very own clothing boutique - all at the age of 21! Impressive, right?
The stunning new contestant already caught the eye of pretty much all of the lads in the villa, eventually starting her Love Island journey with Brad McClelland, before he left following a savage dumping.
However, according to a number of reports, Lucinda headed into Love Island after she and her footballer ex Aaron split, with claims he was unfaithful during their relationship.
Here’s what you need to know about Lucinda and Aaron’s romance, from when they dated and how long for…
Love Island’s Lucinda formerly dated Brighton and Hove Albion FC’s Aaron Connolly before heading into the villa.
She is said to have told her ex that she would be entering the show, with reports claiming he wasn’t happy about it.
A source told this tabloid that they briefly reconciled before splitting again, saying: “They’ve seen each other, been at each other’s houses and had dinner, but over the last couple of days she has told a few people she’s going to be on Love Island and now Aaron knows and isn’t very happy. They have argued about her going in.”
Lucinda and Aaron dated for around two years before reportedly splitting in March.
They briefly grew close again after they broke up, with the same insider also telling the tabloids: “He was seeing other people and she was jealous, but over the past few months they’ve been seeing each other, going for dinner and reconciling and now he’s found out about Love Island he’s very upset.
“In the last few weeks they’ve been in each other’s pockets, but the TV show will change all that.”
It's been highly speculated that things may not be over for Lucinda and Aaron after she was accused of still dating her footballer ex while in the villa.
Reports suggest that the exes rekindled their romance before she entered the villa, with claims that the pair even had a shared Instagram account, showing off the house they were said to have lived in together.
The account - @ourfirsthomeno4 - showed snaps of their alleged huge home together, before the account got deactivated.
Aaron is also said to be still looking after Lucinda's dog while she's in the villa.
However, a source close the show has insisted that Lucinda is single.
Love Island continues at 9pm on ITV2.
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