08/08/2017 09:57 BST

Love Island's Montana Brown Confirms Alex Beattie Split

'He hasn't been the same since coming out of the villa.'

Former ‘Love Island’ star Montana Brown has spoken out for the first time about her break-up from Alex Beattie.

After a string of unsuccessful partnerships during her early days in the ‘Love Island’ villa, Montana quickly fell for Alex when he was a late arrival to the show.

However, although they stayed together for his entire time on the series, reports claimed shortly after they returned home that they’d already split.

Montana Brown and Alex Beattie

Montana has now spoken out for the first time about the break-up rumours, confirming that she and Alex are no longer together, and explaining how they grew apart.

In a Twitter post on Tuesday morning (8 August), accompanied by a disappointed emoji, Montana wrote: “Alex and I have decided to split.

“Making our relationship work on the outside has been hard. He hasn’t been the same since coming out of the villa.

“Despite this we are still close and I will always support him.”

He added: “It’s been very hard on the outside to make us work how we desired. I still have strong feelings for [Montana] and and will be remaining close friends and supporting her throughout everything.”

Earlier this week, the pair’s former co-star Olivia Attwood was forced to speak out about rumours she’d split from Chris Hughes, after being photographed out on the town with her ex.

She insisted: “Just for the record. Chris and I were together Saturday night. So everyone can just relax.”

Her spokesperson added: “This is a non story. Olivia bumped into several friends on a night out. She went home to her house where Chris met her following his night out.”

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