Jess Hayes and Dan Lawry have split up. The couple had been together for three years and had been friends before that. They share a two-year-old son named Presley. Sadly, they lost their second son Teddy at 19 weeks of pregnancy in December last year.
Speaking to New! magazine, Jess said:
To lose a baby and the person you thought you were going to have more children with and get married to, it's been a bit of a shock really. At first it was super hard, but now I'm feeling a lot stronger and trying to have a different outlook.
Jess Hayes opens up about her split
We weren't getting on as well as we used to and we didn't want to be unhappy around Presley. I'm not ruling out anything in the future, but right now we don't work together. I feel like for whatever reason it's just not meant to be right now and we need time apart. Whether that's for a year, I just don't know. I'm just trying to put a positive spin on it.
Initially you're devastated and heartbroken, but I feel like the universe always has a plan for you. Things happen for a reason, really shit reasons I know, but I'm just trying to live in the moment and trust in the process and the journey.
Who is Jess Hayes?
Jess Hayes rose to fame as the winner of the first series of Love Island—alongside Max Morley. Despite scooping the £50,000 prize, they split just six weeks after leaving the villa and Max even said he regretted sharing the prize money. Three years later, in 2018, Jess got engaged to Dan.