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11th Jun 2021

Love Island’s Greg O’Shea reveals what really happened between him and Amber

Sarah McKenna Barry

The Love Island star has shared his side of the story.

Greg O’Shea has opened up about his break-up with Amber Gill, and has denied rumours that he broke up with her through a text.

Amber and Greg won Love Island in 2019, but the couple split five weeks after the show’s finale.

O’Shea has since addressed the circumstances surrounding their break-up, and has claimed that their decision to part ways was mutual.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Greg said: “We did the whole after the show thing, and then it got to us speaking to each other away from the cameras and she asked, ‘Are we going to be boyfriend and girlfriend? Are we going to be a proper couple?’

“I said to her, ‘Realistically, I don’t know how this is going to work. You’re in England and everyone wants a bit of you. You have your clothing lines, and I’m going back to Ireland and try to do the Olympics.'”

He continued: “I said, ‘We can see how it plays out for the next while?’ But she didn’t like that and got upset that I didn’t want to automatically be boyfriend and girlfriend. This was all on FaceTime.”

Greg told the publication that Amber said that she doesn’t want to be with someone who isn’t sure they want to be with her, and they “left it at that”.

The rugby player also spoke about the online abuse he received in the fallout of their break-up.

“It was two years ago at this stage, but I was getting death threats, hate mail. My friends and family were getting death threats, my mother was getting calls. People messaged my mother saying, ‘You gave birth to a little p***k,’ and they told her to go and kill herself. It was very bad.”

O’Shea added that when Amber’s fans turned on him, it was “very scary”.

“I could deal with it because I had the lads around me,” he said. “But it was very sad for my mother, who got so upset. It was brutal for a while.”