The beauty queen left viewers in disbelief this week when she entered the villa and told her fellow Islanders she was in her early 20s, causing many fans to demand proof of her age.
But MailOnline can exclusively reveal the model didn’t lie about being 21 and was born in 1998 at North Shields General Hospital.
‘Rebecca definitely lied about her age!’: Love Island bombshell Rebecca Gormley’s birth certificate proves she really is 21 after viewers were left in disbelief over her age
Show your stripes in Rebecca’s PrettyLittleThing bikini
PrettyLittleThing khaki tri colour bikini top
Click here to buy
Rebecca Gormley has arrived in villa! Besides the drama the Love Islander is bound to cause we’re also keen to keep up with her trendy summer suitcase.
She’s already won us over with this colour block bikini set by PrettyLittleThing which is a flattering two-piece for any sunny destination this summer.
The knotted triangle top works perfectly with the V-front briefs, and the set will only set you back £22. So why not treat yourself by clicking (right and below)?
Alternatively, shop a similar style no matter your budget by perusing our picks below which include SHEIN, Zimmermann and Beachcomber.
* PRICES MAY NOT BE AS ADVERTISED
Rebecca’s birth certificate confirms her age and states she was born to parents John Paul and Claire Louise.
A source said: ‘Rebecca has always been beyond her years and her unwavering confidence makes her seem older than what she is.
‘But she really is just 21 and although she’s mature for her age she also loves to be silly and have a good time.’
Viewers were convinced the part-time carer wasn’t being truthful about her age and even Islander Connor Durman, 25, was shocked when Rebecca told him she was 21.
Proof: The document shows that Rebecca was born in 1998 at North Shields General Hospital to parents John Paul and Clare Louise
‘What? Shut up!’: Islander Connor Durman, 25, was shocked when Rebecca told him she was 21 and confessed: ‘No, I just thought you were a little bit older!’
When Connor asked Rebecca her age during their date in the Hideaway and she replied 21, he said: ‘What? Shut up!’
Rebecca said: ‘Everyone always sounds so surprised! How old did you think I was?’ before Connor added: ‘No, I just thought you were a little bit older!’
One Twitter user said: ‘Rebecca lying about her age is the only thing about her I can relate to #LoveIsland.’
Another tweeted: ‘Rebecca definitely lied about her age #21goingon31 #LoveIsland’ while another user said: ‘I am still in shock about Rebecca’s real age. I want to see her passport. This doesn’t make sense #LoveIsland.’
A final fan said: ‘What the hell do they put in milk these days? Rebecca looks the same age as Maura so how is she 21? What’s happening? #LoveIsland.’
Stunning: The star won Bare Face Top Model in 2019 for her naturally beautiful looks and also came sixth in Miss England in the same year
Say what? Twitter users were baffled by Rebecca’s age and took to the micro-blogging site to share their shock
In Thursday night’s episode of Love Island Connagh Howard tells love interest Siannise Fudge that he shared a secret kiss with Rebecca.
Siannise, who has struggled to find a match during the first 10 days in the villa, is left humiliated, saying in the Beach Hut: ‘He did this to me literally last week and he’s done it to me again. Have I got mug written on my forehead?
‘But if you are going to keep doing this to me, I don’t want to bother with you anyway, so your loss hun.’
But Rebecca’s attention quickly turns from Connagh to the two new male arrivals as the girls host welcome drinks for Luke Trotman and Luke Mabbott.
Secret: In Thursday night’s episode of the show Connagh Howard confesses to love interest Siannise Fudge that him and Rebecca shared a kiss away from prying eyes