With the recent news of Love Island alums Sam Thompson and Zara McDermott’s break up, fans have been left wondering what went wrong and if any cheating was involved. Let’s take a look back at the former couple’s relationship timeline to try to piece together how it all ended.
The Couple Meet On Love Island UK 2018
Sam Thompson and Zara McDermott first met on the UK version of Love Island in 2018. They quickly became fan favorites due to their sweet interactions with each other, with many viewers shipping them. Despite being sent home in week 5, they remained together outside the villa and were one of only two couples from that season who stayed together after the show ended.
Moving In Together And Rumors Of Cheating
In early 2019, the couple moved in together in London. However, things started going downhill when rumors began circulating that Sam had cheated on Zara with another woman while she was away visiting family abroad. While neither party ever confirmed these rumors publicly, it is believed that this is part of why they broke up earlier this year.
The Break Up
After much speculation throughout 2020 about the state of their relationship, Zara finally confirmed in October that she had broken up with Sam in April of that year. She posted an Instagram story saying “I am grateful for everything we shared and I will always love him for so many reasons…but I feel ready to move on now.” Sam has yet to comment on their break up publicly.
One thing is clear from looking back at their timeline; Sam Thompson and Zara McDermott’s relationship has come to an end after two years together since meeting on Love Island UK 2018. It remains unclear if infidelity was involved or exactly what led to their split, but fans can take solace knowing that both parties remain cordial despite no longer being romantically involved. Here’s hoping they both find happiness soon!