Love Island’s Megan Barton Hanson and Wes Nelson have split up, Megan announced this morning.
The couple, who met while filming Love Island in 2018, had moved in together and bought a pet hamster during their six-month romance.
Announcing the split on her Instagram, Megan, 24, wrote: “It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. We have been working hard for well under a year, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate.
“We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents first and foremost, to one incredibly wonderful hamster and we ask for his and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time.
“We haven’t really conducted our relationship that privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner.
“Love, Megan & Wes.”
READ MORE celeb news
The star then went on to post another Instagram story on the situation, and wrote: “In all seriousness, I am so grateful and so blessed to have found Wes, I will always love and adore him and I am so lucky to call him my best friend, it has been an incredibly hard decision to make for both of us but we are both looking forward to moving on together and supporting each other in everything we do.
“I will be down at dancing on ice tomorrow to watch him smash it again. Only one thing left to say come on Wes and Vanessa.”
It’s been a tough week for Megan, who followed up her announcement with another post calling out trolls. She said, “Wow, I can’t catch a break this week. Hospitalised, burgled, public break up and now these fools.”
READ MORE Love Island couples: where are they now?
Love Island couples - where are they now?
Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies (2017 Winners)
Kem and Amber stayed together for four months after they were crowned winners of the show, with Amber even moving in to Kem's family home in Essex. The pair, however, recently split for good following a string of rows and bust-ups, and a clashing of 'hectic work schedules'. They released a statement saying: "we still have a lot of love for each other and will remain good friends." Emosh... looks like Kem wasn't Amber's type on paper after all.
Jamie Jewitt and Camilla Thurlow
Jamie and Camilla still remain a couple, and Jamie's even taken trips up to Scotland to meet the fam! The pair have also done a lot of charity work together... cute.
Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood
Chris and Olivia (AKA Barbie and Ken) have been pretty on and off since leaving the villa, with both of them facing cheating rumours. But despite the dramas the couple are still together, and Olivia has even met Chris' beloved cows. P.S you'll be happy to know Cash Hughes is still safe and sound...
Marcel Somerville and Gabby Allen
'Power couple' of the series Marcel and Gabby are still as strong as ever. Gabby has recently launched her own fitness app as her latest project, while Marcel is probably somewhere telling someone he used to be a member of Blazin' Squad.
Alex Beattie and Montana Brown
Alex and Montana called it a day less than a month after leaving the villa - a mutual decision between the two. They claimed it was 'hard' making it work in the outside world.The pair have since gone their separate ways, with Montana launching her own clothing line, and Alex bagging himself a new girlfriend.
Dom Lever and Jessica Sheers
Brace yourselves... Not only did Dom and Jess buy a house together, but they also got ENGAGED just 3 months after leaving the Love Island villa... woahh.
Sam Gowland and Georgia Harrison
Sam and Georgia split just a month after the show, despite flying off to Marbella for a holiday together. In a very cryptic tweet, Georgia wrote: 'would like to confirm that myself and Sam are no longer together. Unfortunately for some men one girl isn't always enough'. Awks. Sam is now coupled up with Geordie Shore co-star Chloe Ferry after landing himself a spot on the reality series.
Jonny Mitchell and Tyla Carr
Even though Jonny vowed to wait for Tyla when he was dumped from the villa, he instead wasted no time at all and cosied up to fellow islander Chyna Ellis, taking her on a string of romantic dates... including a trip to Budapest. Jonny also dated MIC star Stephanie Pratt but is now single and currently a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother, trying to get rid of his 'love-rat' label.
Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde (2016 Winners)
After staying together for nearly a year after the show, the couple decided to call it quits. However, after seven months apart they rekindled their relationship and have just had their first baby together - congrats!
Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland
Alex and Olivia have remained a couple since the minute they left the Love Island villa. The loved-up pair are ENGAGED after Alex popped the question in New York City... the ultimate couple goals.
Scott Thomas and Kady McDermott
Kady moved in with Scott straight after leaving the Love Island villa, but the pair called it quits on their on-off relationship at the end of last year. It was rumoured that they weren't getting on at all following 'fiery' rows and have now gone their separate ways...
Adam Maxted and Katie Salmon
Although they coupled up as friends rather than a romance, they gave things a go. But shortly after leaving the villa, Adam revealed their split on Twitter with one of his infamous metaphors: "It's like when you're eating a kebab after a night out and the first few bites taste good but then you realise that it really isn't nice at all!"... charming.Adam is now a professional wrestler and has a new girlfriend.
Terry Walsh and Emma Woodhams
These two stayed together for eight months after the show before splitting up. Emma rekindled with her childhood love five months after the split and is now pregnant with her first child!
Tow Powell and Sophie Bradon
Tom and Sophie tried to make things work after leaving the show, but eventually split after rumours came out that BOTH of them had cheated...Tom has recently been hooking up with Love Island co-star Malin Anderson... (who was also Sophie's friend on the show... awks) while Sophie Gradon got married to Alex Lenco last July.
Rykard Jenkins and Rachel Fenton
After being inseparable for nearly 18 months after leaving the villa, Rykard and Rachel split up just a month ago after rumours speculated that Rykard was unfaithful... eye roll
Max Morley and Jess Hayes - (2015 Winners)
After Max and Jess won the first series of Love Island, they split just 40 days after the show finished... take it things didn't work out.Both Max and Jess separately appeared on reality series Ex on the Beach. Jess is currently a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother while Max is in a new relationship.
Jon Clarke and Hannah Elizabeth
After Jon PROPOSED to Hannah during Love Island, the couple never lasted after the show. Jon has been in relationships since and is now a member of the TOWIE cast.
Joshua Ritchie and Lauren Richardson
These two remained friends after the show. Josh has since been on reality series Ex on the Beach and has also been romantically linked to ex Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby.
Luis Morrison and Cally Jane Beech
Luis and Cally stayed together after Love Island and had their first child together!
Jordan Ring and Zoe Basia Brown
Jordan (AKA Hulk) and Zoe continued their romance after the show but it didn't last very long...
Wes moved into Megan’s flat in Southend just three days after the pair flew home from the Love Island villa in July. The couple then relocated to London together and bought a hamster.
Megan has previously spoken out about working on her relationship with Wes, commenting that the pair are always “honest with each other.” However, in recent weeks Megan has found herself feuding with Wes’ Dancing on Ice partner, Vanessa Bauer.
The drama began when viewers accused Megan of looking a bit glum while watching Wes from a seat in the audience as he performed with Vanessa on the show, but Wes was quick to rush to her girlfriend’s defence.
However, it all turned a bit sour whenMegan wrote a scathing Instagram story after Vanessa broke up her boyfriend.
Megan wrote to her 1.8 million followers: “"@vanessabauer_skates love that you decide to announce your breakup with your boyfriend on the night of your 1st performance with my boyfriend!"
She continued, "You've never reached out to me once or invited me to watch you train, it pained you to introduce yourself to me last night you didn't even look me in the eye LOL hope the tactical breakup got you the headlines you wanted babe @wes.nelson"
However, Megan later dismissed the feud – telling her followers she was “past caring” about it, while she also declared she was not a jealous person. The couple made a loved-up appearance together at the National Television Awards earlier this week.
WATCH Love Island's Sam Bird reveals who he is dating
The Sun reported that sources close to the stars said they’d moved out separately from the flat on Friday after discovering their home had been burgled.
And now Megan has confirmed the split but Wes is yet to publicly comment. They join a number of other of couples who have broken up since the end of Love Island. Laura Anderson and Paul Knops quickly parted ways in the weeks after the final, while Ellie Brown and Charlie Brake also split, along with Georgia Steel and Sam Bird. Samira Mighty and Frankie Foster also broke up after Frankie was accused of cheating.
Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer announced their split in December, however later backtracked and said they were still in love. It means that they, along with Adam Collard and Zara McDermott and Kaz Crossley and Josh Denzel, are the last remaining couples still together after this year’s show.