Love Island: Tom Powell assures fans his relationship with Sophie Gradon is '100% real'

Published Monday, Jul 18 2016, 10:40 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Love Island: Tom Powell has assured fans his relationship with Sophie Gradon is '100 percent real.'

Fans will know that following their rocky romance on the ITV2 dating show, Sophie and Tom appear to be back on track and giving their relationship a go.

They had coupled up on their first day in the Love Island villa, and stuck with each other throughout the show - despite splitting shortly after Tom's ex Emma-Jane Woodhams arrived on the show. Tom was then voted out of the villa, and Sophie went on to couple up with Katie Salmon. However, she later realised her heart was with Tom and quit Love Island to reunite with him...

Sophie Gradon and Tom Powell
15 July

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Their ups and downs have left some fans sceptical when it comes to their relationship. But hitting back at all those doubting whether he and Sophie are genuine, Tom took to Twitter to assure his followers their romance is real.

One fan had asked Tom if his relationship with Sophie is 'real', prompting Tom to reply: "Me and soph are 100% real and always have been."

His tweet comes after fans saw Tom and Sophie reunite following her Love Island exit.

During her time without Tom on the show, Sophie had appeared to spark up a romance with Katie. The girls shared a brief kiss during a champagne date and Sophie had seemed genuinely happy when Katie chose to couple with her.

Although, Sophie soon had a change of heart, after taking part in a task that saw tweets from the public read out to the islanders. One accused Sophie of mistreating Tom (in the same way Terry Walsh did Malin Andersson) and she admits that triggered her decision to go.

Sophie said she realised she was in love with Tom and wanted to leave to work things out with him on the outside. Speaking to Reveal, she played down her coupling with Katie. Sophie told us she had seen an opportunity to reach the final with Katie, and insisted that she had told her co-star their relationship was purely platonic.

Love Island: Tom and Sophie reunite
17 July 2016


Love Island's Heading Home episode aired last night and viewers saw Sophie trying to reconcile with Tom.

He told her: "That was the worst time I've ever had. I felt sick watching you. I hated it. I can't exactly forget any of that. I genuinely thought you were mugging me off."

Sophie, meanwhile, said: "Looking back at what I did in the villa after Tom left, I realise how much I hurt him. I still have a lot to make up for. I do feel, in hindsight, I should have done things very differently now. It was a very confusing time when you left, thinking should I go or should I stay."

She also confessed that she was "head over heels" when it came to Tom.

So much so, that Sophie seems to be planning a long future with her Love Island beau. She recently admitted: "It's very much on my agenda to have a family and be with the man I love. I could see myself and Tom having a family."

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