In a candid Q&A on Instagram, the 22-year-old model revealed that the couple had to take a break due to the unexpected death of Bedford's grandmother, the day after she left the villa.
An unexpected loss
Upon finding out about the tragic and heartbreaking news, Mary explains that she knew she had to take a step back from not only social media, but her romance with Aaron as well.
She shared never having lost anyone that close to her and having that loss affect her mental health greatly. She said:
Coming out of the villa and finding out about the news of my grandmother completely threw me. I’ve never lost anyone close to me, so it has been really hard for me to be honest. As a result of this, my head is all over the place, and all I knew is that I wanted to be back home surrounded by my loved one.
Support from Aaron
But although at the moment the couple might have been forced to end things, the blonde bombshell had nothing but positive things to say about her Love Island partner. She even revealed how he has kept in touch with her during this difficult time:
Aaron is an amazing person who has been supportive about everything since we left the show, but right now, there is no pressure on us. I will always be so grateful that we met as he’s a massive part of my Love Island journey. But I’m focusing on getting my head back in the right headspace which is why I haven’t been crazy active since coming out.
Mary even teased at the possibility for the romance to rekindle sometime in the future when she will be in a better headspace after saying: 'But who knows about the future.'