MIC's Louise Thompson reveals boyfriend Ryan Libbey struggles with relationship being in the limelight

Published Friday, Oct 21 2016, 13:25 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Made In Chelsea star Louise Thompson has revealed her boyfriend Ryan Libbey is struggling to cope with their relationship being in the public eye and the negative comments it can be subjected to.

While some fans of the E4 reality show have been pleased to see Louise move on with her personal trainer, others had been heartbroken to hear Louise had split from her ex-boyfriend Alik Alfus.

He had tried to salvage their relationship during the show's South of France spinoff, but was upset to find out Louise was already dating somebody new. She admitted that she couldn't be with Alik, but that hasn't stopped some holding out hope the pair could rekindle.

Louise Thompson puckers up with PT boyfriend Ryan Libbey

© Instagram / @louise.thompson



Many have shared their opinion on the break up on Twitter, and Louise admits not all of it has been positive towards her new beau.

Speaking to Daily Mail about the negative comments the couple have received, Louise claimed she can laugh them off, but Ryan finds it hard to.

"He's a really sensitive guy and he's had a lot of people getting involved," she explained. "I find it funny but he doesn't. It's hard to convince someone not to care... everybody wants to be loved."

Louise Thompson and Ryan William Libbey from Made In Chelsea, August 2016

© Instagram / Louise Thompson



When conversation turned to her ex Alik, Louise admitted she has taken a step back from being friends with Alik out of respect for Ryan.

She added: "I would love to be friends with all my exes and forgive and forget. When you've spent so much time getting to know someone, it feels like a bit of a waste throwing it away to nothing.

"But, my current boyfriend is my priority now and he feels quite strongly about exes... for the sake of him I think I'm not going to be best friends with Alik."

MIC: Louise Thompson ends things for good with Alik Alfus
23 August

© E4



Louise first went public with her relationship with Ryan in July, two months after fans initially saw her split with Alik onscreen in May.

Alik had been based in New York while Louise had been in London, and the distance between them had put strain on their romance.

Louise later introduced Ryan to Made In Chelsea, after inviting him to join her in South of France, and he is now appearing on the show's new series. Alik, meanwhile, flew to Cannes to reunite with Louise and the pair clashed over their break up.

Alik revealed he had been planning on proposing to Louise, but she told him she had "no idea" about his plans to get married. In the end, Alik decided he was prepared to walk away from their relationship and Louise told him "they couldn't be together."

She has since moved on with Ryan, and their romance appears to be going from strength to strength. Louise told her Instagram followers she "feels lucky" to have met Ryan.

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