WINTER Love Island star Shaughna Phillips has been accused of being in a secret relationship when she took half within the ITV2 courting present final January, and Celebs Go Courting later within the yr.
The 26-year-old actuality TV favorite seems to have revealed a thriller boyfriend – who she has been courting since at the least 2019.
Shaughna posed with a thriller man for New Yr – revealing she’d been with him in 2019 too Credit score: Instagram
Shaughna additionally steered that she’d signed as much as the present to assist her mum financially in now-deleted Instagram feedback.
The Love Island magnificence took to her social media web page yesterday to share a sun-soaked picture in honour of the brand new yr.
Within the snap, which was taken on a seashore, Shaughna is sporting sun shades and a bikini as she leans in opposition to a topless man.
She has obscured his id with a firework emoji, however revealed within the caption that they return over a yr.
The star shot to fame on Winter Love Island – which she joined final January Credit score: Rex Options
Followers have been left confused Credit score: Twitter
She wrote: “Beginning 2021 with the identical individuals I began 2020 with, and feeling very fortunate ❤️”.
However followers had been confused by the remark, with Shaughna coming into the Winter Love Island villa in South Africa on January 12 final yr.
Commenting on the publish, one fan wrote: “Had been you courting throughout Love Island?”
One other added: “Plus she was on Celebs Go Courting.
Shaughna dismissed the critics in an informal replyCredit score: Twitter
The star additionally appeared on Celebs Go Courting final yr as a singletonCredit score: Jonathan Beretta/ This image could also be used solely for Channel 4 programme publicity purpos
“Confused how she will have a boyfriend of two years what with Celebs Go Dating and Love Island.”
Shaughna replied to the second commenter: “It is tv”, including a shrug emoji.
One disenchanted follower tweeted screenshots of the change, together with different feedback which noticed Shaughna reply to a fan who’d requested: “Certainly for those who’re in a relationship you would not be happening courting programmes??”
Shaughna had replied: “When you had the flexibility to doubtlessly change your mum’s/ dad and mom’ life, would you?
She appeared to verify her long-term romance in now-deleted feedback Credit score: Twitter
Shaughna was ‘heartbroken’ when Callum left her for Molly on Love IslandCredit score: Rex Options
“For me, personally, having the ability to assist my mum in something she financially would want outweighed ANY different situation.
“That is the connection meaning all the things to me, and I might do something to present her the life she deserves.
“We might not agree, however I hope you perceive my choices.”
The disgruntled follower captioned the grabs: “Can’t imagine Shaughna was in a secret relationship all through her entire time on Love Island.
Followers are shocked by the revelationCredit score: Rex Options
“I do know it’s all actuality television and it’s all pretend however like… She received the entire nation to hate Callum which in all probability did have an effect on him while she had a boyfriend of two years when on the present????”
They added: “I dont know why I care a lot about this however it appears like I’ve been lied to.”
Shaughna received the sympathy of the nation when her preliminary Love Island accomplice Callum Jones returned from Casa Amor cherished up with new woman Molly Smith, whereas Shaughna had remained loyal.
On a Love Island reddit forum, different followers of the present shared their shock on the obvious revelation.
Shaughna has loved a showbiz profession because the ITV2 courting presentCredit score: shaughnaphillips/Instagram
One wrote: “This woman reaaallly began a hate marketing campaign towards Callum and Molly for months when she was mendacity the entire time…”
One other claimed: “Fortunately I by no means purchased into her entire ‘heartbroken woman’ act after Casa Amor. The entire scenario didn’t really feel real to me.”
A 3rd requested: “If she was so pleased with her determination to go on LI to assist her mum, then why has she been maintaining it a secret for nearly a yr?”
The Solar has contacted Shaughna’s rep for remark.