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Love Island couple split after a whirlwind romance as she deletes all trace of him from her social media

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Love Island UK star Lucinda Strafford has split from Love Island Australia‘s Zac Nunns.

The influencer, 24, and the New Zealander, 25, struck up a romance on the Aussie version of the hit ITV2 dating show last year. 

The couple, who had been dating for months, had both jetted off and visited each other in the UK and Australia making their long distance romance work. 

However the pair now no longer follow each other on social media and Lucinda has deleted all traces of Zac from her Instagram, while he still has a few photos from their time together. 

Confirming the news, Zac took to his Instagram Story to share his ‘heartbreak’ over the split in a statement. 

Love Island UK star Lucinda Strafford has split from Love Island Australia ‘s Zac Nunns 

The influencer, 24, and the New Zealander, 25, struck up a romance on the Aussie version of the hit ITV2 dating show last year

The influencer, 24, and the New Zealander, 25, struck up a romance on the Aussie version of the hit ITV2 dating show last year

He wrote: ‘Hey guys, just thought I’d let you know that Lucinda and I have decided to go our separate ways.’

‘I’m not feeling too good about the situation and appreciate all the support so far.’

It comes as Daily Mail Australia revealed that the pair had parted ways so Lucinda, who appeared on season seven of the UK series, can ‘pursue opportunities on Love Island: All Stars’ – despite the show wrapping next Monday. 

An insider exclusively told Daily Mail Australia Zac is ‘heartbroken’ over the devastating breakup.

It was only last month the former lovebirds, who were runners up on the reality show, were seen packing on the PDA at an event in Sydney, Australia.

The couple couldn’t keep their hands off each other while attending their new management’s New Year’s Eve party.

The event marked Zac and Lucinda’s first trip to Sydney since finding love on the dating show. 

Lucinda also shared a sweet TikTok of the couple ringing in New Year’s Eve together during a romantic date night. 

The couple had both jetted off and visited each other in the UK and Australia making their long distance romance work - pictured in Paris

The couple had both jetted off and visited each other in the UK and Australia making their long distance romance work – pictured in Paris

The pair now no longer follow each other on social media and Lucinda has deleted all traces of Zac from her Instagram

The pair now no longer follow each other on social media and Lucinda has deleted all traces of Zac from her Instagram

Confirming the news, Zac took to his Instagram Story to share his 'heartbreak' over the split

Confirming the news, Zac took to his Instagram Story to share his ‘heartbreak’ over the split 

Daily Mail Australia revealed the couple parted ways so Lucinda can 'pursue opportunities on Love Island: All Stars' - which ends next week

Daily Mail Australia revealed the couple parted ways so Lucinda can ‘pursue opportunities on Love Island: All Stars’ – which ends next week

Prior to that, the pair revealed plans to move in together.

‘After the show wrapped up I went straight to the UK with Lucinda, then we went to Paris, Portugal and travelled around the UK together. We had the best time,’ Zac told 9Entertainment.

‘Eventually I’m going to move in with Lucinda in the UK.’

Lucinda filmed Love Island Australia in Mallorca last year and walked away from the show with new partner Zac, who flew to the UK and stayed at her home in Brighton.

According to pals, Lucinda, who appeared on the 2021 series of Love Island UK, was ‘besotted’ with Zac and was desperate to make their long distance relationship work.

A friend said: ‘When Lucinda signed up for Australian Love Island, she didn’t think she would leave the show with somebody like Zac. He ticks at the right boxes and she’s besotted.

 ‘Obviously there is a huge distance between the pair but Zac is keen to make things work and moving to the UK has been mooted.

‘They’re going to see how things pan out but it’s very much a case of ‘watch this space.’

Zac is a former electrician but is now a student studying media and communications, taking a break from his studies to star in Love Island Australia.

Lucinda filmed Love Island Australia in Mallorca last year and walked away from the show with new partner Zac, who flew to the UK and stayed at her home in Brighton

Lucinda filmed Love Island Australia in Mallorca last year and walked away from the show with new partner Zac, who flew to the UK and stayed at her home in Brighton

The reality star previously moved countries for love having relocated to Brazil to be with a former girlfriend before the relationship fizzled out, sparking his decision to return to Australia where he’s usually based.

Lucinda coupled up with Brad McClelland and Aaron Francis during her time on the British version of Love Island, having previously dated former Brighton footballer Aaron Connelly before entering the villa.

She entered the show at the same time as eventual winner Millie Court.

Following her time on the series, she rekindled her relationship with her footballer ex, but the pair struggled to make things work and eventually called off the romance for good.

A source told The Sun: ‘Everyone thought Lucinda and Aaron would make a real go of things this time round.

‘Aaron was pretty cut up when she decided to do Love Island but they moved on from it and seemed stronger than ever.

‘In the end they just couldn’t make it work and have decided it would be better for both of them if they remained single.’

The pair, who came runners up on the show and were seen packing on the PDA together last month, recently revealed plans to move in together

The pair, who came runners up on the show and were seen packing on the PDA together last month, recently revealed plans to move in together

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