Love Island star Jess Hayes confirms split from fiancé Dan Lawry

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Jess Hayes has split from her partner, following the loss of their baby boy after a miscarriage last year.

The Love Island winner announced that she'd lost her son Teddy at 19 weeks in November 2020.

Explaining how the tragic incident caused a strain on her relationship with fiancé Dan Lowry, Jess spoke to new! magazine about the split.

Photo credit: @jessicahayes_x - Instagram
Photo credit: @jessicahayes_x - Instagram

"At first I found it really difficult," she said. "It was hard to get my head around it.

"If you'd asked me this time last year, I never would have expected this... you don't expect everything to unravel so quickly.

"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 and Dan have 2-year-old son Presley together, and got engaged in 2018.

"We weren't getting on as well as we used to and we didn't want to be unhappy around Presley," she continued.

"I'm not ruling out anything in the future, but right now we don't work together.

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"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."

She added that her recent hair change was to help her get through her split.

"I feel so powerful with it," Jess said. "When I was in Love Island, I was known for the red hair. I was this ditzy girl then, but now I'm a woman I feel like this new reinvented Jess. I'm back!"

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