15 July 2020 04:36
LOVE Island Australia's Grant Crapp had a secret girlfriend throughout his stint on the dating show - and went back to her just weeks after winning the series with Tayla Damir. 8 Grant won the show with Tayla - but had a secret girlfriend the whole time Credit: ITV In tonight's finale, fans rejoiced as Grant and Tayla were crowned the champions, beating Eden and Erin who'd been confident that they'd secure the prize money. However, Tayla's joy ended up being incredibly short-lived, with the brunette beauty left heartbroken when she learned the truth about Grant's relationship status in the real world once they left the villa. Throughout his time on the show, rumours swirled back in Oz that he had a secret live-in girlfriend, Lucy Cartwright, and that he'd only gone on the dating show to promote his clothing line - with Lucy running his business while he was on TV. 8 Grant's girlfriend Lucy was said to be running his business while he was in the villa Credit: Instagram 8 He asked Taya to be his girlfriend in the show - and proclaimed his love Credit: Nine The speculation came to a head when Grant was confronted with the information during a villa challenge, but he strongly denied the claims - reassuring Tayla that it was all just hearsay.
Just two weeks after winning the show, Tayla took to Instagram to reveal that she and Grant weren't together any more, writing: "It's with great heartbreak that I write this post to inform everyone that Grant and I are no longer together, but will remain amicable despite the circumstances. "I want to take the time to thank everyone who supported Grant and I during our Love Island journey and especially everyone who has continued to support us since." 8 Tayla announced the split on Instagram Credit: ITV But Tayla's fellow Islanders had her back, with villa bestie Millie replying: "@grant_crapp are you kidding me I was with Tayla last night and you were with the boys in a different hotel. Just two weeks after the split, Grant was back with Lucy - and Tayla revealed that he'd been with Lucy the entire time. 8 Tayla was left 'heartbroken' Credit: Instagram She told TheFix: "It came out that there were new accusations that Grant had a live-in girlfriend, and he's gone on the show to promote his business and get famous. "Once I was able to access media and read the articles, I told Grant he needed to own up.
8 Grant and Lucy are still together to this day Credit: Instagram 8 Tayla is currently loved up with Nathan Broad Credit: Instagram "I finally got the answer that was the truth: he was on there to promote himself and he did have a girlfriend who was running his business while he was inside the villa." Grant insisted that he dumped Lucy before going into the show, but his fellow Islanders and fans remained dubious. The truth about Lucy was particularly shocking as Grant and Tayla had been intimate during their time on Love Island, with Grant even declaring his love for Tayla before planning an elaborate proposal to ask her to be his girlfriend. 8 Tayla has put the Love Island drama behind her Credit: Instagram Love Island Australia spoilers: Grant asks Tayla to be his girlfriend in shock romantic proposal Most read in TV 'I WAS SCARED' Love Island Australia's Erin accused Eden of abuse & 'trying to kill her' Spoiler AFTER SUN Love Island Australia: Who is still together and where are the couples now? The pair's relationship got off to a rocky start when Tayla stole Grant from Cassidy in week one of the series, but it appeared to go from strength to strength during their time on the show. However, Grant's apparent deceit doesn't appear to have been in vain, with the hunk still loved-up with Lucy to this very day - even buying a house together. Meanwhile, Tayla enjoyed a brief romance with her fellow former Islander Dom and is currently dating AFL star Nathan Broad. All other Love Island Australia couples have also split up, apart from Josh and Amelia who finished in third place and are still as loved-up as ever. Charlie Taylor was the first person to be kicked off the 2018 season of Love Island Australia, which is currently airing in Britain on ITV2. And on Wednesday, the 26-year-old revealed he was no longer on speaking terms with many of his former co-stars. He told Daily Mail Australia: 'I'm very picky about who I choose to be friends with.' The depressing truth about Love Island Australia: Former contestant Charlie Taylor has claimed the entire cast is 'TOXIC' - as British viewers watch the 2018 season for the first time A few extra [Instagram] followers got to a lot of their heads and changed them,' he added. While Charlie still counts 'three or four' islanders as friends, he said the 'rest were toxic and not genuine people'. Charlie was dumped after seven days in the Fijian villa, where he appeared alongside the likes of Grant Crapp, Eden Dally, Teddy Briggs, Jaxon Human and Shelby Mills. Changed by fame: Charlie said that gaining 'a few extra followers' on Instagram had changed some of his co-stars. Pictured: Eden Dally and Grant Crapp fighting on Love Island Australia When asked if he'd caught up with the cast recently, Charlie said: 'I saw Josh Moss and Amelia [Marni] in Bali about five months back passing by on a scooter.' Charlie was briefly coupled up with Natasha Webster (left) on Love Island 'Elias is a cool and genuine guy. After being dumped from Love Island two years ago, Charlie told Nova FM's Fitzy & Wippa that the villa's female occupants only wanted to date'd**kheads'. The first season of Love Island Australia is currently being broadcast on ITV2 after the British series was suspended due to coronavirus.