Love Island’s Paige Thorne and Adam Collard are taking a relationship break following cheating rumours.
Last week Adam, 26, hit out at rumours he’d been unfaithful when video emerged of him wrapping his arms around a girl in McDonalds – insisting he left the fast food outlet with ’60 nuggets and nothing else’.
Yet despite his strong protestations, Paige, 24, is said to have been left ‘upset and humiliated’ by the rumours, and has asked her boyfriend to give her space.
‘She’s upset and humiliated’: Love Island’s Paige Thorne is ‘taking a break’ from Adam Collard following ‘cheating’ rumours
An source told The Sun: ‘Paige is really upset by everything that has gone on and feels like she is being humiliated.
‘She believes Adam didn’t do anything and knows women throw themselves at him. But it doesn’t mean she doesn’t find it difficult when people start gossiping about their relationship and share it on social media.
‘Paige had told Adam she needs a break and to spend some time away from him.’
MailOnline has contacted Paige and Adam’s representatives for comment.
Awkward: In a recent video that emerged on social media, the personal trainer, 26, was recently spotted with his arm around another girl after ending up in McDonald’s
The couple, who appeared on both season four and eight of Love Island, became official back in August after leaving the famous villa.
In a recent video that emerged on social media, personal trainer Adam was spotted with his arm around another girl after ending up in McDonald’s after a boozy night out.
Adam’s rep told The Sun: ‘Adam headed to McDonald’s after a night out with friends.
‘His friends were alongside him when a group of girls asked for photos and Adam being his friendly self was open to posing and chatting to the girls, alongside other fans who wanted to chat in the same video.
‘Adam understands how this video looks but wants to state that he left the restaurant with his friends and a box of 60 nuggets (with nothing or no one else) with the intention of getting home safely.
‘Adam and Paige are currently dating and Adam only has eyes for her.’
Hitting back: Last week Adam, 26, hit out at rumours he’d been unfaithful – insisting he left the fast food outlet with ’60 nuggets and nothing else’
Adam was a controversial figure during his first stint in the villa, with some of his scenes even sparking concerns with bosses at domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid.
Adam locked horns with his then partner Rosie Williams in an explosive confrontation, during which he was widely-criticised by viewers for smirking throughout the argument and later leaving her in hysterical tears.
Voicing concern over Adam’s actions, which saw him move on to Zara, Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said: ‘On the latest series of Love Island, there are clear warning signs in Adam’s behaviour.’
Adam was a late arrival into the villa and was initially paired with Kendall Rae-Knight before Rosie was his next partnership.
Adam’s rep said: ‘Adam understands how this video looks but wants to state that he left the restaurant with his friends and a box of 60 nuggets (with nothing or no one else)’
The business owner maintained a ‘player’ reputation after his stint on the show but Paige recently revealed that the ITV producers pushed her to give him a chance.
Speaking on FUBAR radio with Bobby Norris and Stephen Leng, the former contestant confessed that she ‘didn’t even know’ who the bombshell was – despite being warned he was a ‘massive player’ by the other girls in the villa.
She explained: ‘All the girls were like Paige this is Adam, I was like, ‘Why are you saying his name like that? I don’t know who he is.”
On-screen: Paige and Adam, who appeared on both season four and eight of Love Island, became official back in August after leaving the famous villa
‘They gave me the lowdown and they were rinsing him, proper giving me the insights on what he used to be like,’ she continued.
‘Then I was like, “Well, if he was like that then what is he doing in here? He’s just going to be a little s**t stirrer. I was going off.”‘
But the paramedic, who was paired with Jacques O’Neill prior to his exit, then revealed that producers had pulled her aside to try and persuade her to give Adam a chance.
‘I got pulled aside and they [producers] were like, “Paige why are you already writing him off before you’ve had a chance?”‘ she added.
‘I was like, “Because of what the girls have been saying. I don’t need to have a chat with him to know there’s not going to be a difference.”
‘And they were like, “No, be open-minded and just talk to him and give him a chance.” I was just like, “What is the point, he’s just going to be a massive player I’m not in here for a player, I’m here for something serious.”
Speaking of their relationship, Paige added: ‘It’s been so good. This boy, I promise you, he’s simping and it’s great, I love it. We see each other when we’ve got time off.
‘Obviously, I’m living in Swansea and he’s in Newcastle and when we are away, we just keep in touch and text and whatever. But then what we tend to do when we come together, is have proper quality time. So, it works really well in our favour.’
‘Me and Adam know where we stand with each other, we know where we are at, we know what we’re feeling, and we’re just not really bothered about anyone else’s opinions.’
Ex flame: Paige was originally paired up with Jacques O’Neill, prior to his emotional exit from the villa (pictured with Jacques on the show)