Love Island 2021: When did Lucinda Strafford date Aaron Connolly?

Paige Turley isn’t the only Love Island contestant with a famous ex (Picture: Getty)

Things are set to get shaken up in the Love Island villa tonight as two new blonde bombshells enter the competition.

Among the newcomers is Lucinda Strafford – who’s already hit the headlines for being the ex-girlfriend of a former footballer.

The 21-year-old business owner previously dated Brighton and Hove Albion winger Aaron Connolly – but when did they go out?

Here’s what you need to know…

When did Love Island’s Lucinda Strafford date Aaron Connolly?

Lucinda and Aaron dated for two years before they reportedly split back in March.

However, it was reported in the weeks leading up to Love Island that they had started growing close once again.

‘They’ve seen each other, been at each other’s houses and had dinner, but over the last couple of days she has told a few people she’s going to be on Love Island and now Aaron knows and isn’t very happy,’ an insider said.

‘She’s going in to plug her business. She wants fame and money – she’s always wanted to be a celebrity. She’s trying to become an influencer, she wants to do it for her business.’

Reports at the time suggested Aaron wasn’t happy at the prospect of her joining the show.

The source added: ‘He was seeing other people and she was jealous, but over the past few months they’ve been seeing each other, going for dinner and reconciling and now he’s found out about Love Island he’s very upset.

‘In the last few weeks they’ve been in each other’s pockets, but the TV show will change all that.’

Aaron began his career in youth football, joining Brighton and Hove Albion’s under-18 squad in 2016.

He played for Luton Town on loan during the 2018-2019 season, but recently signed a new four-year contract with Brighton.

What is Lucinda Strafford’s job?

Lucinda Strafford on Love island

Lucinda is one of two new bombshells to enter the villa (Picture: Rex Shutterstock)

Lucinda owns online fashion brand The Luxe Range – often wearing outfits from the range on her Instagram page.

She previously worked for British Airways as cabin crew, deciding to go on Love Island after being made redundant.

It’s said Lucinda has been approached for the show in the past, but she wasn’t able to do it because she was with British Airways at the time.

Love Island continues tonight on ITV2 and ITV Hub at 9pm.

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