Love Island's Zara Holland talks Sophie and Tom split: "Never thought it would last"

Published Thursday, Nov 17 2016, 13:38 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Love Island's Zara Holland has had her say on Sophie Gradon and Tom Powell's split and claimed she "never thought it would last" between them.

Sophie and Tom had initially got together on Love Island's second series. While their relationship was on and off on the show, they did go on to date for several months when filming wrapped, but confirmed their break up on social media in mid-November.

Reacting to her co-stars splitting, Zara has now had her say on Sophie and Tom calling it quits, stating it's a "huge shame".

Sophie Gradon and Tom Powell
22 July


Zara Holland, London
2 November

© Tim McLees/

Zara took to her online column with new! magazine and said: "It's such a huge shame that Sophie and Tom from Love Island have split. I love Sophie to bits and I am gutted for them, but if I'm honest, I never thought it would last."

She added: "I hoped they'd stay together, but there was something not quite right and they argued a lot, so maybe it's for the best. I can't believe how public they made the split, outing each other on Twitter. I don't know why you wouldn't just Whatsapp each other."

Tom and Sophie both alluded to their split by cryptically posting quotes on Instagram. Sophie's had read: "Some people are meant to fall in love with each other, but not meant to be together."

Tom, meanwhile, said: "Sometimes I regret being nice, apologising when I didn't do anything wrong, and for making unworthy people a priority in my life."

Sophie Gradon and Tom Powell in the car
Instagram selfie
October 2016

© Instagram / @sophiegradon

Sophie and Tom then appeared to clash on Twitter about their split. Tom had accused Sophie of 'cheating' on him when she left the Love Island villa - something she strongly denies.

Sophie, however, shared a screenshot of messages Tom had supposedly sent another girl, asking for his number. She also addressed their situation on Snapchat, telling fans her relationship with Tom is "complicated."

Sophie also stressed that Tom "hadn't cheated" on her, he had just "been a bit thoughtless".

Reveal has contacted reps for both Sophie and Tom.

Zara Holland confirms new relationship, Instagram
30 October

© Instagram / @zaraholland

Zara, meanwhile, is now dating.

She didn't manage to find love on Love Island over the summer, but Zara did recently go public with her new romance on Instagram. She shared a selfie with her new beau Elliott to Instagram, gushing that she is the "happiest girl alive."

Fans don't know too much about Zara's boyfriend and she has insisted that she wants to keep their romance "as private as possible".

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