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Shaughna Phillips confuses fans as she cosies up to ‘mystery man’

Shaughna Phillips confuses fans as she cosies up to mystery man she ‘started 2020 with’ and says she was on Love Island ‘to help her mum financially’ in now-deleted remark

Love Island 2020 star Shaughna Phillips confused her Instagram fans by posting a snap cosying up to a hunky mystery man, claiming she is ‘starting 2021 with the same people she started 2020 with’.

The 25-year-old, who was on Winter Love Island last January, was supposedly looking for romance on the ITV2 dating show, famously pairing up with co-star Callum Jones only to be dumped by him after returning from Casa Amor.

Yet in her most recent social media post, she is seen on a sun lounger, cosying up to a shirtless hunk, whose face was covered up with an emoji.

Who is THAT? Love Island 2020 star Shaughna Phillips confused her Instagram fans by posting a snap cosying up to a hunky mystery man, claiming she is ‘starting 2021 with the same people she started 2020 with’

She captioned the snap with: ‘Starting 2021 with the same people I started 2020 with, and feeling very lucky ❤️’

Many were left wondering who the faceless man was, taking to the comments to press her on the matter.

Some were baffled, wondering how she could still be with the same mystery man a year ago if she had taken part on Love Island – a series for singletons. She also took part in Celebs Go Dating over the subsequent summer. 

‘Did I just read her confirm that she was in a relationship whilst on love Island and cgd? No hate im just shocked!’ one person remarked.

Drama: The 25-year-old, who was on Winter Love Island last January, was supposedly looking for romance on the ITV2 dating show, famously pairing up with co-star Callum Jones only to be dumped by him after returning from Casa Amor

Drama: The 25-year-old, who was on Winter Love Island last January, was supposedly looking for romance on the ITV2 dating show, famously pairing up with co-star Callum Jones only to be dumped by him after returning from Casa Amor

Huh? Yet in her most recent social media post, she is seen on a sun lounger, cosying up to a shirtless hunk, whose face was covered up with an emoji

Huh? Yet in her most recent social media post, she is seen on a sun lounger, cosying up to a shirtless hunk, whose face was covered up with an emoji 

A different person asked: ‘Were you dating during Love Island? x’, with another adding: ‘You were on LI in 2020…..’  

While a different fan asked why Shaughna was covering her mystery man’s face, to which she replied: ‘Maybe the person doesn’t want the attention so doesn’t want their face on Instagram’ followed by confused emojis.  

Elsewhere, Shaughna reportedly hit back at other critics as she said she appeared on Love Island to ‘help her mum financially’ in a now-deleted remark.  

In the exchange obtained by The Sun, someone asked: ‘Confused how she can have a boyfriend of two years what with Celebs Go Dating and Love Island.’

To which Shaughna is said to have replied with: ‘It’s television!’

Baffled: Many were left wondering who the faceless man was, taking to the comments to press her on the matter (Shaughna pictured on Love Island last year)

Baffled: Many were left wondering who the faceless man was, taking to the comments to press her on the matter (Shaughna pictured on Love Island last year) 

Queries: Some were baffled, wondering how she could still be with the same mystery man a year ago if she had taken part on Love Island - a series for singletons. She also took part in Celebs Go Dating over the subsequent summer

Queries: Some were baffled, wondering how she could still be with the same mystery man a year ago if she had taken part on Love Island – a series for singletons. She also took part in Celebs Go Dating over the subsequent summer 

Hitting back: While a different fan asked why Shaughna was covering her mystery man's face, to which she replied: 'Maybe the person doesn't want the attention so doesn't want their face on Instagram' followed by confused emojis

Hitting back: While a different fan asked why Shaughna was covering her mystery man’s face, to which she replied: ‘Maybe the person doesn’t want the attention so doesn’t want their face on Instagram’ followed by confused emojis 

Another asked: ‘Surely if you’re in a relationship you wouldn’t be going on dating programmes?’

To which Shaughna replied: ‘If you had the ability to potentially change your mum’s/parents’ life, would you? For me, personally, being able to help my mum in anything she financially would need outweighed ANY other scenario.

‘That’s the relationship that means everything to me, and I would do anything to give her the life she deserves. We may not agree, but I hope you understand my decisions.’  

MailOnline has approached Shaughna’s representatives for comment.

Now-deleted: Elsewhere, Shaughna reportedly hit back at other critics as she said she appeared on Love Island to 'help her mum financially' in a now-deleted remark (pictured recently)

Now-deleted: Elsewhere, Shaughna reportedly hit back at other critics as she said she appeared on Love Island to ‘help her mum financially’ in a now-deleted remark (pictured recently) 

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