Zac Nunns has confirmed he is no longer dating Love Island UK star Lucinda Strafford.
The Love Island Australia star, 25, took to Instagram this week to share his heartbreak over the breakup after the pair had found love on the 2023 season of the dating show.
‘Hey guys, just thought I’d let you know that Lucinda and I have decided to go our separate ways,’ he wrote.
‘I’m not feeling too good about the situation and appreciate all the support so far.’
Daily Mail Australia exclusively revealed last week that the pair had split so that Lucinda, who appeared on season seven of the UK series, can ‘pursue opportunities on Love Island: All Stars’.
Love Island star Zac Nunns has confirmed he is no longer dating Love Island UK’s Lucinda Strafford. Both pictured
An insider exclusively told Daily Mail Australia Zac is ‘heartbroken’ over the devastating breakup.
The pair are no longer following each other on social media. While Lucinda appears to have wiped all traces of Zac from her Instagram account, he still has some photos from their time spent together.
It was only last month the former lovebirds, who were runners up on the reality show, were seen packing on the PDA at an event in Sydney, Australia.
The news comes just days after the handsome reality star signed on with NEON MGMT.
Zac took to Instagram this week to share his heartbreak over the breakup after the pair had found love on the 2023 season of the dating show
The couple couldn’t keep their hands off each other while attending their new management’s New Year’s Party.
The event marked Zac and Lucinda’s first trip to Sydney since finding love on the dating show.
Prior to that, the pair revealed plans to move in together.
‘After the show wrapped up I went straight to the UK with Lucinda, then we went to Paris, Portugal and travelled around the UK together. We had the best time,’ Zac told 9Entertainment.
‘Eventually I’m going to move in with Lucinda in the UK.’
Daily Mail Australia exclusively revealed last week that the pair had split so that Lucinda, who appeared on season seven of the UK series, can ‘pursue opportunities on Love Island: All Stars’
Lucinda filmed Love Island Australia in Mallorca last year and walked away from the show with new partner New Zealander Zac, who flew to the UK and stayed at her home in Brighton.
In November, they were pictured at top London restaurant SHEESH, a celebrity haunt which recently hosted US rapper Diddy’s birthday party and is regularly attended by sport and TV stars including Harry Kane, David Haye, Olly Murs and Joey Essex.
According to pals, Lucinda, who appeared on the 2021 series of Love Island UK, was ‘besotted’ with Zac and was desperate to make their long distance relationship work.
A friend said: ‘When Lucinda signed up for Australian Love Island, she didn’t think she would leave the show with somebody like Zac. He ticks at the right boxes and she’s besotted.’
Lucinda filmed Love Island Australia in Mallorca last year and walked away from the show with new partner New Zealander Zac, who flew to the UK and stayed at her home in Brighton
They continued: ‘Obviously there is a huge distance between the pair but Zac is keen to make things work and moving to the UK has been mooted.
‘They’re going to see how things pan out but it’s very much a case of ‘watch this space.’
Zac is a former electrician but is now a student studying media and communications.
He took a break from his studies to star in Love Island Australia.
The reality star previously moved countries for love having relocated to Brazil to be with a former girlfriend before the relationship fizzled out, sparking his decision to return to Australia where he’s usually based.
Lucinda coupled up with Brad McClelland and Aaron Francis during her time on the British version of Love Island, having previously dated former Brighton footballer Aaron Connelly before entering the villa.
The pair recently revealed plans to move in together
She memorably entered the show at the same time as eventual winner Millie Court.
Following her time on the series, she rekindled her relationship with her footballer ex, who was playing on-loan with Championship side Middlesbrough at the time but the pair struggled to make things work and eventually called off the romance for good.
A source told The Sun: ‘Everyone thought Lucinda and Aaron would make a real go of things this time round.
‘Aaron was pretty cut up when she decided to do Love Island but they moved on from it and seemed stronger than ever.
‘In the end they just couldn’t make it work and have decided it would be better for both of them if they remained single.’