Faye Winter and Teddy Soares have revealed they had to quit Instagram due to receiving vile racist abuse from online trolls.
Love Island’s Faye, 26, and Teddy, 26, came second on last year’s series of the ITV2 dating show and have been inseparable ever since they moved in together after just three months of dating.
Teddy recently opened up about why the couple had to come off Instagram for a while during a recent episode of Vicky Pattinson’s The Secret To podcast.
Shocking! Faye Winter and Teddy Soares have revealed they had to quit Instagram due to receiving vile racist abuse from online trolls
During the conversation with the Geordie Shore host, Teddy said: ‘She [Faye] gets quite a lot of racism thrown at her for being with me.
‘And I was experiencing the same thing, over a kind of Q&A I think, but not to go into too much detail there, it was just something that I’ve never really expected to have any kind of trolling at all.
He added: ‘It’s just there. You delete it, but you’ve got so much coming your way and I think any kind of hate, any kind of jealousy, any kind of toxicity in the world is just nasty.
‘I like to keep it positive, I love to keep good energy, always. So when I saw it, it was like, ‘What am I supposed to do?’
Love Island: The influencers came second on last year’s series of the ITV2 dating show and have been inseparable ever since they moved in together after just three months of dating
The couple had no option but to take a break from social media. Teddy said: ‘I just came off Instagram, Faye did the same, and we just went to Devon.
‘We just kind of spent three or four days out of social media and I was on the phone to my family, speaking to my family a lot more around that time as well, and kind of going back into our own personal bubble and almost reminding ourselves who we are.’
Teddy told Vicky: ‘I’m not just saying this, we are going from strength to strength.
Teddy revealed on Vicky Pattinson’s podcast: ‘She [Faye] gets quite a lot of racism thrown at her for being with me’
‘I’m not even going to say that we don’t have our spats. We do obviously have our spats.
‘Yeah, we’re together obviously 24/7 but yeah, everything’s just like… it’s going kind of up and I couldn’t have honestly dreamed of being in the position where my life has changed massively.
‘To kind of have a partner that you’re able to kind of just have good conversations with, come back home, smile and just like enjoy each other’s company. It’s good, it’s amazing.’
Faye and Teddy placed second just behind Liam Reardon and Millie Court in Love Island 2021.
When asked about their relationship Teddy said: ‘To kind of have a partner that you’re able to kind of just have good conversations with, come back home, smile and just like enjoy each other’s company. It’s good, it’s amazing.’
And the former letting’s manager recently revealed that the negative impact of reality TV left her struggling to adjust to normal life after leaving the villa.
The Devon native, 26, also admitted that she spent time worrying that she could end up losing herself after her stint on the ITV show.
Opening up in an interview with The Sun, she said: ‘It has been a whirlwind. I would be lying if I said everything is always OK. You’ve got to be very strong.
‘I’m very lucky I’ve got an incredible support network. I would be lying if I said it wasn’t hard. Before I had so much consistency in my life, but now I don’t have a routine and I’ve moved to a completely different area.
Hard time: Faye Winter has revealed that the negative impact of reality TV left her struggling to adjust back to normal life after leaving the villa
‘All my friends and family are down in Devon. I don’t have anyone near me who I could say ‘oh do you fancy going out for a glass of wine or a cup of tea?’
Faye added that her and Teddy live together ’24 hours a day’ and admitted trying to navigate a new relationship can be hard.
The beauty said it can be very hard when you first leave the villa and contestants need to allow themselves time to readjust to the world.
Faye said she only does projects she is passionate about and doesn’t jump into brand deals like other Love Islanders.
Star: Faye found success on series seven of Love Island in 2021 but found it difficult to readjust to the outside world