Love Island star Faye Winter says she’s moved in with boyfriend Teddy Soares because she couldn’t bear to be without him after they lived together in the villa.
The former lettings manager, 26, hit back at those doubting the sincerity of her romance, after ex-Islander Shannon Singh, 23, claimed couples from the summer series are only in relationships to ‘keep up appearances.’
In an exclusive interview, Faye, who’s the first-ever brand ambassador for Razzl Dazzl Hair, told MailOnline she believes Teddy is the ‘sexiest man on the planet’ and she knows he didn’t do Love Island for fame or money.
‘I adore him’: Faye Winter, who’s the first-ever brand ambassador for Razzl Dazzl Hair, says she’s moved in with boyfriend Teddy Soares because she couldn’t bear to be without him
Faye, who stars in a new campaign and behind-the-scenes video for Razzl Dazzl Hair, said: ‘I felt really positive coming out of the villa because I went in there for one thing – and that was Teddy.
‘When we came out the villa we were very open with each other and said we were going to be moving in together. I want to live with Teddy, I adore him, and we have been living together since we met.
‘It was so weird not living together even for the couple of months that we didn’t have our place. It was very bizarre not to have him there. It was like going cold turkey.
‘I have lived with him and he’s the sexiest man on the planet and then what? I don’t get to live with him anymore… I mean, no. For us it was the natural next step.’
‘Natural next step’: Faye hit back at those doubting the sincerity of her romance, after Shannon Singh claimed couples from the series are only in relationships to ‘keep up appearances’
‘We are very much loved-up’: Faye told MailOnline she believes Teddy is the ‘sexiest man on the planet’ and she knows he didn’t do Love Island for fame or money
Faye and Teddy join winners Millie Court, 24, and Liam Reardon, 22, and runners-up Chloe Burrows, 26, and Toby Aromolaran, 22, who’ve all made the leap to move in together after meeting on the show.
In response to anyone that believes it’s too soon for herself and Teddy to be living together, Faye said: ‘Who is anyone else to judge what we do in our lives?
‘I don’t judge anyone else for what they do in their relationship. Some people think they’re entitled to an opinion that I don’t think I am entitled to about others.’
The Devon-born star admitted herself and Teddy realised their relationship is genuine after they both turned down endorsement deals, proving they didn’t purely go on Love Island for money.
‘Who is anyone else to judge?’: Faye said people shouldn’t judge herself and Teddy for deciding to move in together, after some Love Island fans questioned if it was too soon
She said: ‘We are very much loved-up. We are so supportive of each other and I am so proud of everything he achieves. I’m so proud of him and our relationship.
‘He knows I haven’t come out of Love Island and just gone for any deal, he knows I’m a strong person – and I have turned down particular deals that don’t interest me and Teddy has done the same.
‘It has made me realise he wasn’t just doing Love Island to be a Love Islander and come out with any deal. We are older, everyone knows we are a real couple and real couples have projects going on.’
Faye jetted off to Dubai this week to shoot her first ever campaign with Razzl Dazzl Hair, who specialise in extensions.
Gorgeous: Faye jetted off to Dubai this week to shoot her first ever campaign with Razzl Dazzl Hair, who specialise in extensions, where she stunned in a sparkly gown and diamanté heels
As the brand’s first celebrity ambassador, Faye is launching her own 24-piece collection of hair extensions and essentials that will be available to buy in December, just in time for Christmas.
Speaking from Dubai, she said: ‘It is my first ever shoot abroad, it is my first ever real shoot – it is amazing.
‘It is nerve-wracking, but I also feel really comfortable – I feel like I’ll be a professional before the end of the year. I am so lucky because the team out here have made me feel so welcome.
‘When I came out of Love Island, I was very sure I would only collaborate with companies that have the same morals as me and companies that I do truly believe in and that give me the opportunity to have my say and input, especially with my own collection.
‘Razzl Dazzl have been nothing but accommodating and with my collection they have allowed me to change colours, extensions, clip-in extensions – what I have worn for years – I have bought out two lengths of them as well, a daytime look and a nighttime look. It has been all styled by me – it’s been amazing.’
Work: As the brand’s first celebrity ambassador, Faye is launching her own 24-piece collection of hair extensions and essentials that will be available to buy in December
Faye explained her collaboration with Razzl Dazzl Hair happened organically, and she was impressed after learning their extensions are made from 100 per cent human hair that has been ethically sourced from voluntary donors.
She added: I was never going to put my name or face to something I haven’t had that input with and that I wouldn’t buy.
‘Ultimately, they have the same morals as me and they do donate to charity and that was another massive thing for me going forward. I didn’t want to come out of Love Island and just take – it doesn’t interest me in the slightest to do that.’
- Faye Winter’s debut collection with Razzl Dazzl Hair launches in December and will be available on the website