Love Island's Liberty Poole opens up about love life following split from Jake Cornish
She said the break-up only made her "stronger".
Love Island's Liberty Poole has opened up about her Love Island romance and how life has been for her since.
Liberty won over fans in 2021's Love Island when she stayed true to herself and chose to walk away from the villa after her break-up from fellow contestant Jake Cornish.
"It’s a shame that it didn’t work out the way I wanted it to, but I truly believe everything happens for a reason," she told OK! Magazine.
“I wouldn’t say I went in as a different person, because I was myself all the way through, but I definitely think I’m stronger because of what happened.
“I’m happy being single, to be honest... There’s not a lot going on in the love life department. I’m quite busy at the moment so I don’t really have much time.
“But I also feel like I’m not ready, either, because I’m just so focused on myself that I don’t want any distractions from my happiness. So maybe in the future, but it’s not the right time.”
The 22-year-old also revealed that she wasn't really phased by any of the guys sliding into her DM's after she appeared on the show.
“I didn’t really have anyone pop up at all when I came out. It was mainly nice messages from girls saying how I inspired them. That, to me, meant more than guys’ attention anyway.
“I don’t think I was in the right head space for that. Since then, I’ve had a few people wanting to take me out now, but I’m just really focused on myself and it’s not the right time in my life to go on dates.”
Liberty is now set to appear on this season's Dancing on Ice.
The former Nandos waitress has been paired up with professional skater Joe Johnson and says the pair have been having "so much fun already".
Dancing on Ice premieres on Virgin Media One on 16 January.