Ellie Brown has broken her silence on her shock split from Charlie Brake, admitting she wasn’t the ‘perfect girlfriend’, while insisting she ‘adored’ him.
In a post shared on her Instagram account on Sunday night, the reality star — who met and fell for Charlie on Love Island — confessed that dealing with the split, which was announced on Tuesday, has proved to be ‘hard’.
She wrote: ‘Hi guys. Firstly I just want to say a massive thank you to everybody who has sent me lots of love since Tuesday but I beg you to please stop coming to me with articles that claim I brought this on myself.
Breaking her silence: Ellie Brown has broken her silence on her shock split from Charlie Brake, days after it was announced that their relationship had come to an end
‘I am trying to deal with this as best and as quietly as possible but it is hard but it is hard and if you really believe that you are just as cowardly as the person who said it.
‘By no means am I saying I was the perfect girlfriend but I adored Charlie from the bottom of my heart and he knows that. I know everybody is waiting for a comment from me on this whole situation but I really just don’t know what to say.’
Ellie’s statement comes just days after MailOnline exclusively revealed that Charlie has already started dating the daughter of New Zealand billionaire Steve Owen.
Romance: Ellie and Charlie Brake had been together since meeting on dating reality show Love Island this summer, and recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Gstaad, Switzerland
Struggling: In a statement posted to her Instagram Stories on Sunday evening, Ellie admitted that she was finding the breakup ‘hard’ and confessed that she ‘adored’ Charlie
Sources revealed that Kimberley Owen, who is based in Lobndon, has found love with the ITV2 hunk, who is also heir to a fortune due to his family’s wealth after selling the Brakes Food Company for £400million.
The blonde beauty, who broke off a four-month engagement to property developer Greg Slade in April, posted mirrored social media shots earlier in the week which first set tongues wagging before insiders confirmed their romance.
Insiders have claimed the duo were spotted at Monaco’s Buddha Bar in the midst of a week of staying on her father’s super yacht, Zulu, for the Monaco Yacht Show.
No doubt with a lot in common, Charlie and Kimberley have been enjoying the finer things in life. The Kiwi stunner splits her time between family houses in Maui, a Belgravia home and a super yacht in the Mediterranean.
New love: On Friday, MailOnline revealed that Charlie had already moved on to Kimberley Owen (pictured in August), the daughter of New Zealand billionaire Steve Owen
Giveaway? Kimberley shared a snap on a boat with Charlie tagged in the post
Love Island fans were stunned earlier in the week when it was announced that Charlie and Ellie were the latest stars of the season to have ended their romance, shortly before his new love was revealed to MailOnline.
A source close to Charlie: ‘He is romantically involved with Kimberley. It’s obviously early days because he has only recently separated from Ellie.
‘He is spending time with Kimberley in Monaco and enjoying her company. He got together with Kimberley after he split from Ellie.’
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Moving on: ‘He is spending time with Kimberley in Monaco and enjoying her company,’ said a source of Charlie. ‘He got together with Kimberley after he split from Ellie’
Who’s who? The duo sparked rumours first when they shared mirrored images on social media – hinting at the fact they were on holiday together
‘And her daddy (the incredibly rich, eligible and successful Steve Owen) may be the money-bags behind her gorgeous designer outfits. But this adorable whippet blonde will be the ingénue socialite on the scene next year…
‘Her beautiful, sweet, wholesome outlook will be a fresh change on a jaded sea too often crammed with trolls, urchins and hungry sharks.’
The first hints at their union came when the duo shared matching images of heart-shaped sky writing in Monaco before she posted a shot of three of Charlie’s pals on her father’s yacht with the hunk tagged in the shot.
While he is in the early stages of his new relationship, Charlie insisted he has not cheated on Ellie after he was spotted out with a mystery woman days ago.
Woohoo! Much like Charlie, Kimberley’s social media accounts are littered with images of her lavish life
Sources told The Sun: ‘The woman was a friend. He told Ellie he was seeing mates and left it vague. He knew she would kick off if he was out with another woman and he just wanted a bit of time away from her.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Ellie and Charlie for comment.
Not short of drama in their respective love lives, Kimberley hit headlines in her native New Zealand earlier this year when it was revealed she was engaged to property developer Greg – before news of their split arose in April.
At the time of the New Year’s engagement, which took place at Charlie’s favoured holiday location Gstaad, sources said: ‘Greg proposed over dinner in Gstaad, in a private chalet that was made of glass and it was snowing outside, so was beautiful.’
Cheers! Not short of drama in their respective love lives, Kimberley hit headlines in her native New Zealand earlier this year when it was revealed she was engaged to property developer Greg – before news of their split arose in April
The couple were dogged by drama however when Gregory’s ex-girlfriend Irina Fedotova launched a smear campaign against him, leading to her conviction for harassment and the eventual deterioration of Kimberley’s engagement.
The Russian model admitted two charges of harassment without violence and was fined at Westminster Crown Court, after she created a fake newspaper article to ‘smear her ex as a pervert, sent him suggestive texts and pretended to be pregnant’.
Following the torment, a source close to Kimberley told New Zealand site
‘Slade and Kim are no longer engaged. Kim is feeling embarrassed and very let down. The family members are not going to lower themselves to comment on the court case, or Slade or Fedotova, they are a distant memory. It is an understatement to say that it had been stressful and very upsetting for Kim.’
Stunner: At the time of the New Year’s engagement, which took place at Charlie’s favoured holiday location Gstaad, sources said: ‘Greg proposed over dinner in Gstaad, in a private chalet that was made of glass and it was snowing outside, so was beautiful’