Love Island’s Grace Jackson: how she and Joey Essex ended their relationship revealed

'I get myself in situationships with people I know that I shouldn’t give my time to' Same, hun.

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by Ben Pulsford |
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At least we can rely on Big Brother to cast unknowns on their show, because at this rate, Love Island (not All Stars or Games, civilian summer Love Island) is going to start chucking applications away if you don't already have at least 50K followers and immediate ties to a celebrity.

Because from the looks of things Love Island 2024's latest bombshell, Grace Jackson (which let's be honest, already sounds like someone who gets invited to the TV BAFTAs and pops to Coachella in the name of 'work') already has tens of thousands of Instagram followers and, as far as us journos can tell, knows Rihanna. RIHANNA.

Grace Jackson
Grace Jackson ©©ITV

Oh, and she has some sort of history with Joey Essex – we're obviously very here for that part of her CV.

Don't get us wrong, Grace looks like she could seriously make some male heads turn in the Love Island villa (in fact, let's call it now: Joey, Ronnie Vint and Sean Stone) and, as such, make some grand summer telly, but give us a jam factory worker or an Uber driver who doesn't have Instagram or TikTok for once.

Okay, rant over.

Who is Love Island's Grace Jackson?

Grace is the latest bombshell to enter the Love Island 2024 and she appears to have some sort of history with Joey Essex. In a teaser ahead of her debut, Joey claimed that he had been "seeing" her once upon a time.

Grace told the Islanders, "We met last year in Ibiza and it's actually funny because he's not my type at all. We had a bit of a holiday romance. It carried on when we were back home. It was quite intense. We were seeing each other for a few months. It kind of ended a little bit frosty to be honest and we've not really spoken since.”

Could Grace's arrival mean trouble for Samantha and Joey?
Could Grace's arrival mean trouble for Samantha and Joey? ©©ITV

Where is Love Island's Grace Jackson from?

She is from Manchester, but very much lives that jet-setter life.

How old is Love Island's Grace Jackson?

Grace is 25 years old.

What is Grace Jackson's job?

Grace is co-owner of a social media marketing agency. She is also a model who has worked with with brands like Fashion Nova and Rihanna's lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty (which as far as we're concerned means she knows Rihanna), and already boasts over 90,000 followers on Instagram – one of which is Love Island 2019 legend Molly-Mae Hague, by the way.

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Why is Grace Jackson going on Love Island?

Ahead of her villa debut, Grace told producers, "In my day and age, you don’t meet people on face value, it’s all off Instagram, Twitter and dating apps. Everything’s online! I’m excited to get to know someone on face value, and be somewhere where you’re forced to have a conversation and be a bit more open. This is something that would push me out of my comfort zone, I don’t really date a lot. I get myself in situationships with people I know that I shouldn’t give my time to!"

Naturally, we now can't help but wonder if she's referring to a certain Essex Lothario...

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What is Love Island's Grace Jackson's claim to fame?

Aside from her ties to Rihanna, Molly-Mae and Joey, Grace recently revealed, "Through my modelling, I got approached to sit front row at the Anthony Joshua fight with Connor McGregor. He was so nice! He’s a ball of energy."

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