LOVE Island star Maxwell Samuda has finally revealed the real reason why he and Olivia Hawkins decided to split.
Finance student Maxwell, 23 and actress Olivia, 27, left the show hand-in-hand after being voted off days before the final.
But just weeks later the pair decided to call it quits after they were accused of having a “showmance”.
Maxwell has now opened up about the split, saying his “attention” and “focus” was elsewhere after the villa.
“The main thing I would say with the whole situation, when you’re in the villa and even just after the villa but you’re still in South Africa together, it’s a very different environment,” Maxwell said.
“All that you have to focus on in that period of time is each other and kind of just being on holiday together and it’s kind of easy to have a great time when you’re on holiday.
“But once you come back home and there are all these other things going on that then take your attention and take your focus.”
Maxwell also admitted that he wasn’t sure about the “longevity” of the relationship.
“It really gives you the opportunity to look at it and think is there really longevity in this situation or is it that we’ve connected and really got on but outside in the real world we’re just not too sure if it has that same longevity to it,” he said on a recent podcast.
In March UK Times revealed that the couple had called time of their relationship.
A source said: “Although it was rumoured they’d already split they only had a proper chat about where their relationship was going yesterday, and they both agreed the writing was on the wall.
“They had fun while it lasted, and there are no hard feelings at all, but he obviously went to Mexico, and Olivia has been focusing on work projects.
“They have naturally drifted apart.”
Olivia had coupled up with a number of boys during her time in the villa including Will Young, Tom Clare, Haris Namani, Spencer Wilks and Kai Fagan.
When Maxwell entered as a Casa Amor bombshell, they couldn’t ignore their chemistry.
But it didn’t take long for fans to suspect that something was wrong.
The pair sparked rumours that they had split after she attended a film premiere on her own.
Days before the finance student headed to Radio 1s Big Weekend launch party on Wednesday night without Olivia.
He was also seen enjoying a boozy night out with fellow Islanders Martin Akinola and Jordan Odofin and enjoying a lads holiday in Mexico following the Love Island reunion.