Love Island's Chris Taylor reveals he and Harley Brash only broke up LAST NIGHT as he breaks silence following split and reasons they 'haven't had enough quality time for each other'

  • Couple were the first to split less than three weeks after the July final of the show 
  • The estate agent from Newcastle and business development manager from Leicester got together in the final weeks of the ITV2 dating show 

Fans were left shocked last week when it was reported that they'd became the first Love Island 2019 couple to have parted ways.

But now, Chris Taylor, 29, has revealed that he and Harley Brash, 20, only broke up LAST NIGHT as he broke his silence to confirm their mutual decision to part ways and explain their reasoning, with a sweet post on Instagram.

Just days before their split, Harley was pictured leaving Kadie's club in Mayfair, London at 2.30am on Friday with a handsome male model, Tommy Marr. 

What!? Love Island's Chris Taylor, 29, has revealed that he and Harley Brash, 20, only broke up LAST NIGHT - despite reports claiming they split at the end of last week

What!? Love Island's Chris Taylor, 29, has revealed that he and Harley Brash, 20, only broke up LAST NIGHT - despite reports claiming they split at the end of last week

Taking to Instagram early on Monday morning, Chris shared a picture of himself and Harley looking cosy, and explained in a lengthy caption that it was a mutual decision to end their relationship.

He wrote: 'A serious post for once guys. I'm sad to say that both Harley and I have parted ways and came to this decision last night, despite rumours from the media last week.

'Both of us have been very busy with separate opportunities and haven't had enough quality time for each other.

'We both have the upmost support and respect for one another and the decision was made amicably. I wish her all the best and will always be glad we rode the Love Island adventure together.' 

Over! They shocked fans when they became the first Love Island 2019 couple to part ways

Over! They shocked fans when they became the first Love Island 2019 couple to part ways

Confirmed: Taking to Instagram early on Monday morning, Chris shared a picture of himself and Harley looking cosy, and explained that it was a mutual decision to end their relationship

Confirmed: Taking to Instagram early on Monday morning, Chris shared a picture of himself and Harley looking cosy, and explained that it was a mutual decision to end their relationship

He concluded: 'I will be very proud of everything she has done and everything she'll do ❤️ The future is bright crumpet go get em! Chris xx.' 

The confirmation of their split comes after it was claimed that Harley Brash said Chris Taylor wasn't her type, before sparking up a romance with him.

Casa Amor contestant Nabila Badda, 29, who failed to be be picked to enter the main villa, said she knew Harley, 20, before the popular ITV2 show, with the blonde beauty allegedly spilling the beans on her feelings towards Chris. 

Speaking to Lizzie Cundy and Stephen Leng on Fubar Radio, she said: 'I am not surprised about that [the split], I'll be honest with you. 

Say what? It was claimed claimed that Harley Brash said Chris Taylor wasn't her type before sparking up a romance with him, days after their split (pictured on August 1 2019)

Say what? It was claimed claimed that Harley Brash said Chris Taylor wasn't her type before sparking up a romance with him, days after their split (pictured on August 1 2019)

Split: The pair shocked fans when they became the first Love Island 2019 couple to part ways this week, a mere 17 days after the final

Split: The pair shocked fans when they became the first Love Island 2019 couple to part ways this week, a mere 17 days after the final

'I knew her before and who she'd be interested in and I don't think that Chris is her kind of type… she said that as well. So, yeah. Chris will be lapped up real quick.'

MailOnline contacted Harley's representative for comment at the time.       

The claim comes days after the business development manager from Leicester and the stunning estate agent from Newcastle parted ways just 17 days after the season wrapped. 

Causing a stir: Casa Amor contestant Nabila Badda, 29, said she knew Harley , before the popular ITV2 show, with the blonde beauty allegedly spilling the beans on her feelings

Causing a stir: Casa Amor contestant Nabila Badda, 29, said she knew Harley , before the popular ITV2 show, with the blonde beauty allegedly spilling the beans on her feelings

Speaking to Lizzie Cundy and Stephen Leng on Fubar Radio, she said: 'I knew her before and who she'd be interested in and I don't think that Chris is her kind of type¿ she said that as well'

Speaking to Lizzie Cundy and Stephen Leng on Fubar Radio, she said: 'I knew her before and who she'd be interested in and I don't think that Chris is her kind of type… she said that as well'

The pair got together in the final weeks of the ITV2 dating show, and are said to have broken up earlier this week after realising they were better off as friends.

An insider told The Sun: 'Harley and Chris broke up a couple of days ago, it was really amicable and they both agreed they'll stay friends.'

'Sadly there's no romance there - it was just a holiday fling.'

Harley last shared an Instagram snap with Chris a week ago as they enjoyed a romantic day out at Alton Towers on  Wednesday August 14. 

New love? Just days before their split, Harley was pictured leaving Kadie's club in Mayfair, London at 2.30am on Friday with a handsome male model, Tommy Marr

New love? Just days before their split, Harley was pictured leaving Kadie's club in Mayfair, London at 2.30am on Friday with a handsome male model, Tommy Marr

The claim also comes hours after Harley was pictured leaving Kadie's club at 2.30am on Friday accompanied by handsome male model Tommy Marr. 

But the pretty estate agent didn't appear too heartbroken as she left the Mayfair establishment wearing a blush pink bodycon dress which suited her perfectly. 

Her male companion was dressed in a striped T-shirt and black jeans and sweetly held the car door open for her as their night came to a close. 

It's all over: Harley last shared an Instagram snap with Chris a week ago as they enjoyed a romantic day out at Alton Towers, but a source said they split days later

It's all over: Harley last shared an Instagram snap with Chris a week ago as they enjoyed a romantic day out at Alton Towers, but a source said they split days later

Chris and Harley confirmed they had gone exclusive with their romance during a candid interview with Caroline Flack on Aftersun last month.

During the interview Caroline asked the pair: 'Are you allowed to date other people?', to which the couple replied: 'No.'

Cheering the couple on Caroline continued: 'So you're exclusive? Congratulations!'

Speaking about their future as a couple in a recent interview with MailOnline, Harley revealed: 'It's been going really well, it's still very early days, we're excited to get back to the UK and see how things go from there...

'We've been spending every day together. We're going to go on a proper date together. I haven't noticed the age difference at all, I'm quite mature for my age and Chris can be a little immature! 

Holiday romance: An insider has told The Sun: 'Harley and Chris broke up a couple of days ago, it was really amicable and they both agreed they¿ll stay friends'

Holiday romance: An insider has told The Sun: 'Harley and Chris broke up a couple of days ago, it was really amicable and they both agreed they'll stay friends'

Smitten:Harley and Chris got together after she entered the villa in mid July before they were booted out of the villa just days after coupling up

Smitten:Harley and Chris got together after she entered the villa in mid July before they were booted out of the villa just days after coupling up 

'I think time was on other's people's sides. We had a genuine connection but there were other very strong couples and they deserved their place in there. It was our time to go.' 

Harley and Chris got together after she entered the villa in mid July. 

After Harley failed to win the heart of fan favourite Ovie Soko, 28, and Chris couldn't charm India Reynolds, 28, the pair coupled up for the final weeks of the show.

They were then dumped from the villa just a few days before the final. 

Exclusive: The couple confirmed they had gone exclusive with their romance during a candid interview with Caroline Flack on Aftersun last month

Exclusive: The couple confirmed they had gone exclusive with their romance during a candid interview with Caroline Flack on Aftersun last month

So far the other 2019 couples have remained together, with winners Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea still going strong alongside runners up, and the show's longest enduring couple Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague.

Fellow finalists Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard and Ovie Soko and India Reynolds have also stayed smitten so far.  

None of the couples from the 2018 series of the show have remained together. 

2017 couple Dom Lever and Jess Shears are the big success story of their series, tying the knot last year and announcing they are expecting a baby.

Their co-stars from two summers ago, Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt are also still going strong, moving in together earlier this year.  

Love Island's Chris Taylor reveals he and Harley Brash only broke up LAST NIGHT as he breaks silence

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