Love Island's Rachel Fenton and Rykard Jenkins split after nearly 18 months together!

Another Love Island couple have sadly gone their separate ways after nearly 18 months together.

Rachel Fenton broke the news she had split with Rykard Jenkins in a heartfelt Twitter post to their fans.

The couple found love on the second season of the ITV2 reality show - memorably getting together after Rykard chased the blonde nurse down the beach when she was eliminated from the show, vowing he couldn't go on without her.

Their romance was one of the sweetest and most enduring in Love Island history; after immediately striking up a connection, the couple were cruelly torn apart by a twist that saw Rachel eliminated and Rykard told to remain on the island.

But despite providing one of the moments of the season - the couple are sadly no more.

Rachel broke the news on Twitter, telling fans: "Rykard and I are no longer together, we have decided to go out separate ways but I wish him all the best with his future."

Just a day before the announcement Rachel cryptically tweeted: "Physically shaking with anger," but gave no further explanation.

Kady McDermott, who appeared on show alongside Rachel and Rykard in 2016 , responded saying 'Love you.'

A couple days before this, Rachel tweeted;

which created the illusion and made her follows think that Rykard had cheated on here. 

She also got tweeted by a fan that said they had just seen Rykard out with Malin, in which Rachel quote retweeted it with just the laughing face emoji. 

Another fan tweeted Rachel saying; 
“Real men stay faithful they don’t have time for other women because they are too busy loving the one they have” So sorry Rachel you deserve so much better His loss you were too good for him👍"

In which she replied, 

"That's a good quote 🙌🏼"

Also, a couple days before confirming their break up she retweeted a tweet which read;

"Even on bad terms loyalty should never change"

However, Rykard broke his silence tweeting;

He said;
'We broke up about a week ago,
She didn't want to go public

I've just been doing me 
& frankly I don't have to answer to anyone."

And also revealed that it was in fact, Rachel who cheated on him by replying to fan who had tweeted him.

The fan wrote;

"OMG did @ItsRykard cheat on @RachelFenton_ they were serious goals loved them, they seemed perfect shows you not everything's what it appears chin up gal 👌🏽#ontobetterthings"

Where Rykard replied saying; 

"No babe. She secured her thing with some 40+ year old in New York for 2 nights 👌🏼& is also moving in with him. ✌🏽"

He also tweeted Kady after she stuck up for Rachel; 

The couple's romance had appeared like a very modern love story.

Rachel entered the Love Island villa as a late arrival back in 2016 and personal trainer Rykard was smitten from the start.

But it wasn't all plain-sailing for the pair.

It was nearly over before it even began after Rykard had a late night fumble with his close pal Olivia - while new love interest Rachel was sleeping in the same room as them.

The pair kept the incident secret from their other islanders - and Olivia moved on with Alex Bowen, to whom she is now engaged.

It was left to Caroline Flack to sensationally break the news to Rachel, who said her feelings about Rykard had changed.

The pair managed to work through their difficulties and enjoyed a year long romance, but sadly have finally called time on their relationship.

*Sourced from Twitter and The Mirror*

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