Love Island's Wes Nelson calls ex Megan Barton Hanson 'silly' and makes celibacy vow

Laura Hannam
Reporter
The Love Island couple have broken up after six months together. (PA Images)

Dancing on Ice contestant and Love Island star Wes Nelson has hit back at his ex Megan Barton Hanson, over her claims that he ‘didn’t love her back’, calling her comments ‘silly’.

Hanson, 24, told OK Magazine last week that she fought for their relationship which began on ITV 2’s Love Island, but that he was too ‘wrapped up in the fame bubble’.

“Our ambitions and goals in life are very different – Wes is younger than me and wrapped up in the fame bubble – but I still love him, which is why it hurts so much. I fought and fought and fought for Wes but he doesn’t love me back,” Hanson told the magazine.

However, Nelson, 20, has now spoken to the same publication and branded her comments as ‘silly’ and says that their split  was a mutual decision.

“To say I didn’t fight for her is silly because it was a mutual decision. I didn’t just say, ‘That’s it. I’m done.’

“Fight for what? We both ended the relationship. If she wanted me to say more or do more that day I didn’t know that,” Nelson said.

The couple dated for six months, and he added that he still loved her.

“Of course I still love Megan. You can’t just drop the feelings after a week of being split up, but loving someone doesn’t mean that they are the right person for you,” he said.

The former design engineer student turned reality star has also told The Sun that while he misses his sex life with Hanson, he is remaining celibate until the end of his Dancing on Ice stint.

“Do I miss the sex? Of course. Anyone who watched Love Island would know our sex life would not struggle. It was ­second to none.

“Our sex life remained very healthy throughout. But am I begging for it? No. I am happy training and being sex-free for now,” he told the tabloid.

Nelson with his Dancing on Ice partner Vanessa Bauer. (PA Images)

According to reports, a major factor that played into the couple’s split is Nelson’s close friendship with his Dancing on Ice partner Vanessa Bauer.

Hanson admitted in interviews she felt jealous of her and accused producers of deliberately causing a rift with the former couple.

“The fact that the producers deliberately stirred things up by partnering Wes with the youngest, hottest girl annoyed me,” she told OK!.

Nelson denies he is attracted to Bauer though, and told OK! that he is keeping their partnership strictly professional.

“People have said, ‘Why don’t you get with Vanessa?’

“I see it in my comments all the time, but for one has anyone ever asked me if I fancy her? No I don’t. Vanessa is not my cup of tea,” he said.

Wes remains on Dancing on Ice following Gemma Collins leaving the show as the fifth celebrity exit on Sunday evening.

Dancing on Ice continues on ITV at 6.30pm on Sunday.


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