LOVE Island’s Liberty Poole has broken her silence on claims that Jake Cornish was “emotionally abusive” in the villa.
The 21-year-old former Nandos waitress has dismissed the accusations in an exclusive interview with The Sun after her shock exit.
Liberty has broken her silence on claims Jake ‘negged’ herCredit: Eroteme
The beauty spoke exclusively to The Sun after her shock villa exitCredit: ITV
Campaigners had labelled his behaviour towards her on the show “negging” – where a man makes flirty but negative comments to belittle a partner to change them.
“I feel like you know it’s natural for a girl to want to impress a guy that she likes. So if he says he likes this, you try to impress them. But I just thought, ‘I’m not gonna, I don’t want to feel like I’m not good enough for someone’. I wanted someone who likes me just the way I am.
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“You want someone who accepts you for you. I think just the little things he was saying to me, like, ‘Your mess is giving me the ick’. I know I am a messy person. And other little things started to add up. There wasn’t enough reassurance. I did the right thing.”
The decision to split from Jake, and eventually walk from the villa, means Jake and Liberty missed out on a chance to win £50,000 in Monday’s grand final.
But she said she would’ve been cheating the ITV2 show’s viewers if they’d stayed in just to try and win.
She said: “If I had stayed for the final I wouldn’t be true to myself or the viewers. felt like things in the relationship weren’t right. I wasn’t happy and I’m pretty sure Jake wasn’t happy either. It was the right decision for the both of us to make the strong move to end it and walk out.
“I didn’t say anything to producers before I said it on the show, I felt I was just in that moment.
“I had my final date with Jake and then we sat around the fire pit and we told the other islanders what was going to happen. Then I packed my suitcases and left.
“Me and Jake haven’t left things on bad terms. But the cracks were starting to show.”