Amber Gill has addressed her sexuality for the first time, since tweeting out that she had sworn off men.
The Love Island winner, 24, had declared that ‘switching teams’ was the best decision she has ever made as she insisted she could not ‘go through it again’ with a man.
She was commenting on the antics of the male contestants on this year’s show after the girls were shipped off to Casa Amor.
Breaking her silence: Amber Gill has addressed her sexuality for the first time, since tweeting out that she had sworn off men
Amber said that watching the men ‘made her feel ill’, after everyone but Luca Bish made moves on the new arrivals in the main villa.
Now she broken her silence abut the tweets, admitting she got ‘anxiety’ over them and asking fans not to ‘put her in a box’.
She added that she did not want to say anything until she was ‘ready’ and in a relationship.
Speaking on Johnny Seifert’s podcast Secure The Insecure in a clip procured by The Sun, Amber said: ‘I’ll say what I want to say when I’m ready. There’s no need to speculate, we can all see what I’m saying.
‘When I’m ready to say what I want to say, then I will. I don’t feel like I want to say anything whilst I’m single.’
Strong statement: The Love Island winner, 24, had declared that ‘switching teams’ was the best decision she has ever made as she insisted she could not ‘go through it again’ with a man
She went on: ‘All this speculation makes it harder for people to want to say how they really feel and talk about their sexuality. Me putting out that tweet, I got anxiety last night… I was only trying to make a light-hearted joke about Love Island.’
In the series of tweets in question, Amber wrote: ‘Switching teams was the best decision I made in my life.
‘Watching men makes me feel ill. I couldn’t put myself through it again.’
Amber also responded to a follower that replied to her saying: ‘Me and my gf were saying just yesterday that we predict you’ll end up settling down with a woman.’
The reality personality wrote: ‘That’s cute. Tell me why.’
The fan wrote: ‘Because you seem to be very disenchanted by men these days, and we feel like a woman (the right woman) is more likely to appreciate you for all your complexities and inner fire.
‘And treat you with the level of care/sensitivity that you deserve.’
Clearly touched by the message, Amber wrote: ‘Now I’m crying.’
In a series of tweets, Amber wrote: ‘Switching teams was the best decision I made in my life’
Reaction: Amber said that watching the men ‘made her feel ill’, after all the men but Luca Bish made moves of the new arrivals in the main villa
Many of Amber’s fans reacted to the tweet, with one writing: ‘Is this the best news for all?! [rainbow emoji]’
While others shared shocked gifs with comments such as ‘Amber???’ and ‘WAIT’.
Another person wrote: ‘Omg congrats kween’ [rainbow emoji].’
Amber, who won Love Island in 2018, previously suggested she was open to dating women after admitting that she was attracted to them.
In July last year, one of her fans asked her: ‘Bestie, I’m afraid to ask you this,’ with a series of fruit emojis, hinting towards her being a part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Amber also responded to a follower to replied to her saying: ‘Me and my gf were saying just yesterday that we predict you’ll end up settling down with a woman’
Clearly touched by the message, Amber wrote: ‘Now I’m crying’
Another person wrote: ‘Omg congrats kween’ [rainbow emoji]’
Amber replied to the tweet, saying: ‘Sometimes’.
At the National Television Awards several days later, she referenced the tweet and said ‘the fruit emojis mean the fruit emojis, what can I say? Some days I might be, some days I might not’, she told the Daily Star.
Amber has not publicly revealed she is currently dating anyone.
Amber admitted during a new interview with heat magazine this week that she thinks being on Love Island ‘hindered’ her love life.
She said: ‘It’s kind of hard to navigate dating now. I’m a bit like, “what do you mean we’re not standing around the fire pt choosing who to couple up with?”
‘I’ve got to do real life dating and it’s difficult. I’m not mad about it, because I’ve had the most amazing experiences off the back of the show.’
It was revealed by MailOnline in January that Amber was back with her criminal ex-boyfriend Rory Colhoun after the couple secretly rekindled their romance in Dubai.
She was pictured enjoying an intimate dinner with Rory at restaurant Opa Dubai on at the time – after admitting reports that she was dating footballer Jack Grealish, 26, which both denied, had ‘ruined’ her current relationship.
Opening up: Amber, who won Love Island in 2018, previously suggested she was open to dating women after admitting that she was attracted to them
Last year, Amber dumped Rory after being told by MailOnline that he was jailed for four years in 2017 for beating up two doormen, leaving one in hospital.
A source close to the couple confirmed Amber had relocated to Dubai and was living with boyfriend Rory, as they take their relationship to the next level.
An insider revealed: ‘Amber started dating Rory again last year after accepting his past.
‘They talked about everything that happened when Rory was younger and have moved forward together as a couple.
‘Amber has taken a big step by relocating to Dubai, but she loves the place, and it was important for herself and Rory to have a fresh start where not everybody knows who they are.’
Throwback: It was revealed in January that Amber was back with her criminal ex Rory Colhoun after the couple secretly rekindled their romance in Dubai (pictured together in 2020)
In November, Amber was linked to Manchester City’s £100m man Jack Grealish. Reports of the relationship were denied.
The reality star lashed out at trolls in light of the claims, insisting she couldn’t have a healthy relationship while her fans continued to speculate about her love life.
She said: ‘Any relationships that I’ve got going on or any dating get ruined immediately by people going ‘This is who she’s dating now’ and I’m like ‘Hold on, am I?”
Amber won Love Island in 2019 with Irishman Greg O’Shea, 27, but the pair split just five weeks after sharing the £50K cash prize.
The reality star has been linked to several love interests since finding fame.
In early 2020, she was linked to England footballer Fikayo Tomori, 24, after the pair flirted on Instagram, and she was forced to deny reports she was dating her personal trainer Jon Hosking, 29, last December.
Amber has previously said men are often ‘intimidated’ by her strength and independence but that has helped her settle with the right partner.
She said: ‘… But I like that, I think it’s a good thing, because you weed out the ones you don’t want anyway.
‘If I am going to get with somebody then they need to be very confident and sure within themselves so it just means that the ones that are intimidated, they get found out quite quickly and I don’t waste my time.’
Winners! Amber won Love Island in 2019 with Irishman Greg O’Shea, 26, but the pair split just five weeks after sharing the £50K cash prize