The Real Reason Mary And Aaron From Love Island Broke Up

Season 7 of "Love Island" UK had its fair share of love triangles, drama, and seriously soppy moments. Millie Court and Liam Reardon walked away the winners. However, they weren't the only couple who seemed to find lasting love. Mary Bedford and Aaron Simpson appeared to have an instant connection in the villa before they were dumped from the island. However, Bedford has revealed the real reason she broke up with Simpson before they'd even settled back into life at home.


Metro reports that, just days before the final, Bedford and Simpson were dumped from the island after receiving the fewest votes from the public. Tyla outlines that, during their time in the villa, Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank expressed the belief that Bedford had more feelings for Simpson and that those feelings may not have been reciprocated.

However, The Sun explains that what happened next may suggest it was actually the other way around and that Simpson had more plans about going the distance on the outside with Bedford.

Why did Mary and Aaron split up?

After they were dumped, Mary Bedford and Aaron Simpson appeared on "Love Island: Aftersun" together. She told host Laura Whitmore, "I think we're just gonna go home when we're back in the real world again and things are more normal. We're going to see how it goes, but I've definitely made a best friend in here." It wasn't exactly the romantic declaration fans were expecting, and Tyla writes that the couple broke things off before leaving the island. 


However, in September 2021, Bedford revealed that there was a deeper meaning behind this. During a Q&A on her Instagram, she said that her grandmother had passed away, which made things very hard for her. "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," she said. "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 ones." She added: "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."

Simpson shared similar sentiments in The Sun. "It's been hard being shut out," he said, "I want to be there for her."


Only time will tell if they'll rekindle that initial flame they developed on "Love Island."