Love Island UK star Lucinda Strafford and Zac Nunns split: Reality star ‘heartbroken’ after he was brutally dumped so that she could ‘pursue opportunities’ on another dating show
Love Island UK star Lucinda Strafford has split from Love Island Australia’s Zac Nunns, just months after finding love on the Aussie version of the show.
USA Online Post Australia can reveal the couple recently parted ways so Lucinda, who appeared in season seven of the British series, can ‘pursue opportunities on Love Island: All Stars’.
An insider exclusively told USA Online Post Australia that Zac is ‘heartbroken’ over the devastating split.
The two no longer follow each other on social media. While Lucinda seems to have deleted all traces of Zac from her Instagram account, he still has a few photos from their time together.
It was only last month that the former lovebirds, who were runners-up on the reality show, were spotted packing on the PDA at an event in Sydney, Australia.
Love Island UK star Lucinda Strafford has split from Love Island Australia’s Zac Nunns, just months after finding love on the Aussie version of the show
The couple couldn’t keep their hands off each other while attending NEON MGMT’s New Year’s party.
The event was Zac and Lucinda’s first trip to Sydney since finding love on the dating show.
Before that, the pair revealed plans to move in together.
‘After the show finished I went straight to the UK with Lucinda, then we went to Paris, Portugal and traveled the UK together. We had the best time,” Zac said 9 Entertainment.
USA Online Post Australia can reveal the couple recently parted ways so Lucinda, who appeared in season seven of the British series, ‘can pursue opportunities on Love Island: All Stars’
“I’m finally going to move in with Lucinda in the UK.”
Lucinda filmed Love Island Australia in Mallorca last year and jetted off with new partner New Zealander Zac, who flew to the UK and stayed at her house. Brighton.
In November they were pictured at top London restaurant SHEESH, a famous venue which recently hosted US rapper Diddy’s birthday party and is regularly attended by sports and TV stars including Harry Kane, David Haye, Olly Murs and Joey Essex .
According to pals, Lucinda, who appeared in the 2021 series of Love Island UK, was ‘obsessed’ with Zac and was desperate to make their long-distance relationship work.
It was only last month that the former lovebirds, who were runners-up on the reality show, were spotted on the PDA at an event in Sydney, Australia
Lucinda filmed Love Island Australia in Mallorca last year and walked away from the show with new partner New Zealander Zac, who flew to the UK and stayed at her home in Brighton.
A friend said: ‘When Lucinda signed up to Australian Love Island, she didn’t think she’d be leaving the show with someone like Zac. He ticks the right boxes and she’s bored.’
They continued: ‘Obviously there is a huge distance between the two, but Zac is keen to make things work and a move to the UK has been attempted.
‘They’re going to see how things pan out, but it’s very much a case of ‘watch this space’.
Zac is a former electrician but is now a student studying media and communications.
He took a break from his studies to star in Love Island Australia.
The reality star has previously moved countries for love after moving to Brazil to be with an ex-girlfriend before the relationship broke up, prompting his decision to return to Australia where he is usually based.
The couple recently revealed plans to move in together
Lucinda was linked to Brad McClelland and Aaron Francis during her time on the UK version of Love Island, having previously dated former Brighton footballer Aaron Connelly before entering the villa.
She memorably entered the show at the same time as eventual winner Millie Court.
After her time on the series, she rekindled her relationship with her footballer ex, who was playing with Championship side Middlesbrough at the time, but the pair struggled to make things work and eventually ended the romance for good.
A source told The Sun: ‘Everyone thought that Lucinda and Aaron would make a good thing this time.
‘Aaron was pretty bummed when she decided to do Love Island but they’ve moved on from there looking stronger than ever.
“In the end, they just couldn’t make it work and decided it would be better for both of them if they stayed single.”