Another fan favourite Love Island couple have called it quits
Love Island’s Rykard Jenkins and Rachel Fenton have split after almost 18 months.
The couple, who found love on the second season of the dating show, confirmed the news on social media on Sunday.
Rachel told fans over the weekend:
“Rykard and I are no longer together, we have decided to go our separate ways but I wish him all the best with his future.”
Rykard and I are no longer together, we have decided to go our separate ways but I wish him all the best with his future.
— Rachel Fenton (@RachelFenton_) December 3, 2017
But in the wake of their split, Rykard has found himself facing accusations of cheating from fans of the ITV2 show.
He’s since denied the accusations - and claimed Rachel has already moved on.
Replying to a fan who asked if he cheated, the 26-year-old said:
"No babe. She secured her thing with some 40+ year old in New York for two nights and is also moving in with him.
"So that's why I'm not bothered."
The Ibiza Weekender star later elaborated on the split, adding:
"We broke up about a week ago. She didn't want to go public I've just been doing me and frankly I don't have to answer to anyone."
We broke up about a week ago.
She didn't want to go public
I've just been doing me ✌🏽
& frankly I don't have to answer to anyone.
— Rykard (@ItsRykard) December 4, 2017
Rachel has not publicly commented on Rykard's claims.
The couple first got together on Love Island’s second season, when Rachel entered the villa as a late arrival.
But it wasn’t an easy journey for the pair, with things nearly coming to an end after Rykard hooked up with pal Olivia Buckland - while Rachel was sleeping nearby.
And with the incident kept mostly a secret from the other Islanders, Caroline Flack was left to break the news to Rachel following her elimination, who said at the time that her feelings towards Rykard had changed.
But Rachel and Rykard managed to reconcile after he decided to leave the beach following her departure, vowing that he couldn’t go on without her.