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Love Island's Lucinda Strafford Finally Addresses Aaron Connolly Claims

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

12:44 29 Jul 2021


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Lucinda Strafford talks Aaron Connolly

Love Island's Lucinda Strafford insists she's a single lady.

It follows reports she's still secretly dating Irish footballer Aaron Connolly.

 

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In an interview with MailOnline, she said, 'I am completely and utterly single.'

'Never in a million years would I go on Love Island if I was in a relationship.'

'And I'm sure if I had a boyfriend, he wouldn't be very happy with it either.'

 

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The 21-year-old dated the Irish footballer for some time prior to her Love Island appearance.

Reports emerged that he was minding her dog for her while she was in the villa and that they were still secretly dating.

But she set the record straight with MailOnline, revealing they, 'ended quite dramatically,' in March.

 

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Lucinda & Aaron share a dog

She revealed they, 'share a dog,' and, 'he's been looking after it.'

'It was at my mum's house and my mum couldn't look after three dogs, so it seemed right, he was looking after it.'

'We broke up quite a while ago now, but the ship has definitely sailed between him and me.'

 

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'He had no idea I was going on Love Island, and it was a shock to him.'

Lucinda said reports that he drove her to the airport are a, 'complete and utter lie, I got a taxi.'

'Hopefully, he's moved on and I definitely have. It was a funny rumour!'

 

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Lucinda & Aaron

In the same interview, Lucinda pretty much confirmed she and Aaron are no longer dating.

She said, 'Unfortunately, both of us didn't find actual love in the villa.'

'We're great friends, I know that I can come to him for anything.'

 

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She continued, 'The aim of the game is to find love and I did really want to… I made amazing friends in there.'

'We'll definitely meet up, but whether it's a date… we're unsure what's going to happen romantically between us, because we haven't been able to properly see each other, and we're both going to be busy because we have busy schedules going on so, if it's not romantically we'll be really good friends.'

 

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Exchanging numbers

Lucinda recalled how strange it was leaving the villa with Aaron and realising they don't even have each other's phone numbers.

She recalled, 'We were hugging goodbye and thought we need to exchange numbers.'

'We've kept in contact, we're both in isolation, and there has been a couple of messages here and there.'

 

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'We did like each other in the villa, which was quite obvious, but we were only coupled up for a few days.'

'It's so crazy to think I was in there for almost three weeks, I feel like I blinked, and it was over.'

As for her relationship with Brad, she insists there are no hard feelings between them.

 

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Lucinda & Brad

Lucinda said, 'I have been in contact with Brad, he messaged me saying, 'well done,' and he's so lovely.'

'I'm sure we will meet up. There are absolutely no hard feelings between Brad and me.'

'It was genuinely so upsetting when he left the villa, he was part of the furniture. I like that we're still in contact.'

 

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Lucinda added, 'He left and no one was expecting it, it was awful.'

'Brad and I were quite close; however, we only knew each other for a week and coupled up for a few days.'

'Obviously, we liked each other but I had to think to myself, 'don't make any rash decisions,' I was thinking should I leave? Should I not?'

 

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Lucinda said looking back, she's happy she chose to stay.

'In that week of meeting Brad, I was also getting to know other boys, it was a week since I entered the villa – it wasn't a week of Brad, Brad, Brad, it was a week of me being there.'

'I liked Brad and he was number one, but I was getting to know other people.'

 

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Casa SPIN

Episode four of Casa SPIN with Marty, Anton and Tara is out now.

In the latest episode, Anton reveals what actually went on behind the scenes of that 2019 Snog, Marry, Pie disaster.

Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on Virgin Media One and Virgin Media Player.


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