Love Island's Chris Taylor and Harley Brash are the first couple to split outside the villa

Harley, Chris and their baby.

Love Island's Chris Taylor and Harley Brash have become the first couple to split outside the villa.

The pair lasted to the final week of the competition but didn't quite make it into the final four.

Chris took to his social media to confirm the news this week.

He said: "A serious post for once guys. I'm sad to say that both Harley and I have parted ways and came to this decision last night, despite rumours from the media last week."

Chris explained: "Both of us have been very busy with separate opportunities and haven’t had enough quality time for each other.

"We both have the upmost support and respect for one another and the decision was made amicably. I wish her all the best and will always be glad we rode the Love Island adventure together.

"I will be very proud of everything she has done and everything she'll do. The future is bright crumpet go get em! Chris xx."

It was first reported in The Sun newspaper last week that things between the couple hadn't quite worked out on the outside world.

A source close to the duo said they had decided to keep things between on a 'friends' basis for now.

They explained: “Harley and Chris broke up a couple of days ago, it was really amicable and they both agreed they’ll stay friends.

“Sadly there’s no romance there - it was just a holiday fling.”

It was Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea who won love Island 2019 this summer beating Tommy Fury & Molly-Mae Hague into second place. Ovie Soko & India Reynolds finished third with Curtis Pritchard & Maura Higgins fourth in the live final.

As winners, the pair played for the £50,000 which was initially won by Greg. He had the option to steal the lot or share, opting to split it with Amber.

Currently all four of the final couples remain together, although Amber has admitted she and Greg still aren't official just yet.

During an appearance on ITV's Loose Women this week, she explained: "We’re good. So we’re not official yet… Love Island is such a weird situation, we’ve only known each other for a month."

Amber added: "I think that is probably the reason we are not official, I haven’t met any of his family.

"I haven’t been over to Ireland yet, so that is the next step, but we’re taking things really slowly."

Love Island will return in January on ITV with its first ever winter series.

The sixth season of the dating game show will take place in a new villa based in Cape Town, South Africa.

The show will also continue to air its usual summer season.

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