Love Island star Jacques O’Neill has taken to social media to share his heartbreak after his uncle sadly died.
The ex-professional rugby league player, who rose to fame on Love Island in 2022, opened up on his sad news on his Instagram story.
Alongside three pictures of his Uncle Russ, Jacques, 23, wrote: "R.I.P Uncle Russ. Absolutely devastated and shocked, you will be very much missed by the whole family."
Jacques was seen on our TV screens last summer as he entered the Love Island villa to find love.
The star entered the villa as a bombshell with a history of dating Gemma Owen, 19, and went on to find a spark with Paige Thorne in the villa.
But Jacques and Paige parted ways as the Welsh paramedic moved on to pursue her feelings for now ex boyfriend Adam Collard, 26.
Jacques shocked the nation when he left the villa, as he tearfully told Paige he was “struggling” in there and became disappointed in himself for letting his emotions take over.
This came after viewers saw Jacques become angry on screen after Adam and Paige started to become close.
Recently looking back on how things were handled between him and Paige, Jacques exclusively admitted he still cares for Paige and always will.
"I have no bad blood about her at all and she has nothing against me whatever happened happened it was on a show and it's been done," Jacques told OK!.
"Whenever I see Paige I am going to speak to the girl. I've got nothing against her.
"She's a lovely girl and I'm always gonna care for her. It's as simple as that."
He continued: "Once you have feelings for someone it doesn't just go, you're always going to care for them no matter what, so that's how I see Paige right now."
Jacques also seemed to have the 25 year old's back after being treated badly.
He said: "She's getting a lot of hate and bad press, but if we've got each other to look out for each other why would we not, because we're actually good people.
"So it's just normal to be nice to each other.
"She's been done over badly by you know someone, so I'm going to have her back when she's been treated badly by a bloke like that."
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