Megan Barton Hanson Claims Wes Nelson 'Doesn't Love Her Back' Following Split

Love Island's Megan Barton Hanson has revealed she believes Wes Nelson "doesn't love her back" in her first interview since their split just two weeks ago.

The former Islanders split after six months together, just days after Megan accused Wes' Dancing On Ice partner Vanessa Bauer of purposely announcing her break up on the night of their first performance for publicity.

Revealing the reason behind their split, Megan told OK! Magazine: "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."

Megan took to Instagram to call out Wes' Dancing On Ice partner. (Credit: Instagram/ Megan Barton-Hanson)
Megan took to Instagram to call out Wes' Dancing On Ice partner. (Credit: Instagram/ Megan Barton-Hanson)

However, Meg is standing firm on her view that Vanessa intentionally announced her split on the first night of Dancing On Ice.

"I stick by my guns that Vanessa knew what she was doing posting that when she did; it was completely tactical," she said.

"The fact that the producers deliberately stirred things up by partnering Wes with the youngest, hottest girl annoyed me.

"Also the judges making comments like Jason [Gardiner] saying that Wes and Vanessa made a 'lovely couple' was frustrating."

Megan has said she doesn't regret her outburst. (Credit: PA)
Megan has said she doesn't regret her outburst. (Credit: PA)

Megan also joked she and Wes are going through a custody battle for their pet hamster, Jon Snow, who she referenced in her Gwyneth Paltrow style break up announcement.

Revealing they had split, Megan wrote on Instagram: "It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. We have been working hard for well under a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate.

Credit: Instagram/Megan Barton Hanson
Credit: Instagram/Megan Barton Hanson

"We are however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents first and foremost, to one incredible wonderful hamster and we ask for his privacy to be respected at this difficult time.

"We haven't really conducted our relationship that privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner.

"Love, Megan & Wes."

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

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