WHEN Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague had been overwhelmed within the 2019 Love Island ultimate, it was maybe the most important shock within the present’s historical past. In spite of everything, winners Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea had solely been collectively for roughly 5 minutes (and promptly break up up a few weeks later).
Fifteen months on, whereas they won’t have scooped the £50,000 prize cash, Tommy, 21 says he is aware of who actually gained.
Tommy Fury opens as much as Fabulous about his life after Love IslandCredit score: Photographed for Fabulous by Mark Hayman
“The egg is on their faces, those that mentioned we couldn’t final,” he says. “We gained in our personal proper and it reveals a 12 months and a half later.”
The loved-up pair are the one couple from that collection who’re nonetheless collectively – and the 2 of them are raking it in, because of style collabs with the likes of Fairly Little Factor and Boohoo Man.
Between them they’ve 8million Instagram followers, can command round £10,000 for each sponsored submit and reside fortunately collectively in a luxurious residence in Manchester, the place their walk-in wardrobe is the scale of most individuals’s residing rooms.
However not every little thing has been a mattress of roses. Simply final month Molly-Mae, 21, introduced that she’d had a cancerous mole eliminated, whereas in June they discovered themselves on the centre of a media storm after Tommy purchased a designer Pomeranian pup, named Mr Chai, from sellers in Russia for Molly-Mae’s birthday – just for the canine to die every week later.
Tommy and Molly-Mae with their pet that died Credit score: Backgrid
Critics accused the pair of mistreating the pet and of utilizing it as an adjunct for Instagram, but when Tommy was affected by all of it, he’s not letting on at the moment. As an alternative, he sticks to the obscure platitudes all of us bear in mind from Love Island.
“It hurts from time to time,” he says of the feedback about Mr Chai’s dying, “however that’s life, isn’t it?”
As boxer Tommy equipped for his first combat of the 12 months, we sat down to speak about his relationship with Molly-Mae, the designer dog controversy and why he doesn’t care about what different individuals assume.
Tommy says he and Molly-Mae are getting stronger Credit score: Molly Mae/Instagram
Tommy, how has life been for you since Love Island?
Life has been good. Love Island was a superb platform to assist in giving myself a following for boxing. I all the time mentioned that after I received out of there I used to be going again to the ring, and that’s what I’ve achieved. I’m simply doing the identical factor however on a better scale. I’ve travelled the world and been to stunning locations. It’s sick actually. And life solely adjustments as a lot as you need it to. The one distinction is sleeping in a unique mattress, and some extra locations to eat.
Had been you a bit gutted you and Molly-Mae didn’t win?
It’s what it’s. All people doubted us and mentioned we had been faux. The entire time we laughed and mentioned: “We’ll present them,” and we did as a result of we’re still together and getting stronger. We don’t want an announcement saying that we’re the winners. We discovered love.
Tommy says related pursuits have saved the couple collectivelyCredit score: Molly Mae/Instagram
Why do you assume you’ve lasted as a pair?
We’ve got related pursuits and we don’t get on one another’s nerves. As quickly as we met one another, we had been sharing a mattress and being round one another each day. If you happen to had been going to get on anybody’s nerves, you’d have discovered in there. Popping out in the actual world, together with her doing her factor and me doing mine, it was only a good match.
Do destructive feedback on-line have an effect on you?
I’m fantastic. Nothing may ever damage or get to me. My thoughts doesn’t work like that and I’m lucky to be that means inclined, whereas Molly feels it a little more, all ladies do. It’s my job to be there for her. Because the saying goes: “Sticks and stones might break my bones, however phrases may by no means damage me”. It couldn’t get any more true.
Tommy insists that trolls cannot get to him
You acquired loads of criticism after your pet died in June. Do you remorse something?
I don’t remorse a single factor. What’s meant to be is supposed to be. All we’ve achieved since leaving the present is do every little thing with good intentions. It doesn’t matter what you do in life, individuals are all the time going to have an opinion. You possibly can be a martyr and somebody will nonetheless have a foul opinion of you and that’s simply the way in which the world is.
Do you are feeling such as you had been unfairly handled?
I don’t know as a result of coping with individuals’s opinions and being discriminated towards in public is an element and parcel of being within the limelight. So far as I’m involved, in case you like me, you want me. If you happen to don’t, then don’t. You’ll be able to simply unfollow.
Tommy says he desires to win titles after which he can have youngstersCredit score: Information Group Newspapers Ltd
Molly simply revealed she had a cancerous mole eliminated. How is she doing?
I can’t actually say. That’s Molly’s stuff to handle. I need everybody to know that she is OK and every little thing goes to be OK, and I’m going to be by her aspect each step of the way in which.
How did you react to the tragic information about Caroline Flack?
It was a large shock as a result of Caroline was a beautiful lady. She had every little thing going for her. Clearly me and Molly spent two months with the lady. After the ultimate we had been out the again consuming purple wine, joking and laughing. Then six months later, I used to be within the gymnasium after I heard the news and I believed it was a joke, as a result of there have been no indicators of that ever taking place. That’s what the scary half was. We simply have to lift consciousness and be a bit extra cautious in how we use social media, like individuals saying unhealthy issues to me and Molly.
Molly-Mae confirmed her scar after having a mole eliminatedCredit score: instagram/mollymaehague
See Tommy reveal extra about life with Molly-Mae in our unique video at Fabulousmag.co.uk now.
Have you ever continued to obtain help from the producers?
The support system you get when leaving the present is absolutely good. I can’t say one unhealthy factor about them – they investigate cross-check you and ask how you feel. If you’re feeling down, you might have a quantity to ring and somebody is on the road.
Tommy says Caroline Flack’s dying was scary and a shockCredit score: ITV
Do you speak to the opposite Islanders a lot?
I attempt to hold involved with a number of of the boys. The one time we get to take a seat and speak to one another is at occasions. We’re all busy, we work.
Are you and Molly-Mae hoping to begin a household?
Yeah, sooner or later I positively need kids and marriage. We’re younger at 21, so I wish to do a bit extra travelling and get these titles gained after which take into consideration having some youngsters.
Do you assume some individuals have the fallacious impression of you each?
I’m certain there are nonetheless lots of people who misconceive our entire life. So far as we’re involved we’re completely happy and so are our households, in order that’s all that issues, actually. Who cares what anybody else thinks? We reside our life for us and never anybody else.
- Tommy is an envoy for on-line financial institution Lanistar.
- Grooming: Sara Bowden
- Styling: Kate Barbour
- Tommy wears: shirt, Sa1nt; denims, Topman