Andrew Le Page has broken his silence on unfollowing Jacques O’Neill, amid the Love Island 2022 drama.
The estate agent and his girlfriend Tasha Ghouri unfollowed the former rugby star earlier this week.
Jacques recently came under fire for “mocking” Tasha in a now-viral video.
The clip was allegedly posted on his private Instagram Story the night of the Love Island final.
In the video, Jacques is seen watching the show’s final episode with a friend when he appears to mock Tasha during her love declaration to Andrew.
As the dancer read out her speech, Jacques impersonated Davide Sanclimenti by shouting at the TV: “You are a liar, an actress, get the f**k out.”
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Andrew has since admitted to Heat’s Under The Duvet: “Yeah, it obviously is true [I unfollowed Jacques].”
“Tasha is my priority and obviously there was a video that came out. We’re trying to move away from it all and just be ourselves and get on with life.”
Andrew’s revelation came after Jacques broke his silence on the Love Island 2022 drama on Thursday.
In a lengthy statement posted via his Instagram story, the former rugby player wrote: “I just want to acknowledge the situation that’s happening right now and apologise if my behaviour has caused offence or been misinterpreted over the last few weeks.”
“I genuinely have no bad feelings towards anyone and I’ve not meant for anything to come across that way at all,” Jacques continued.
“It was not my intention and I’m genuinely sorry if it has. Life has been very overwhelming recently and admittedly I’ve probably not handled myself in the best possible way.”
“I take full responsibility for my actions. I’m aware I’m far from perfect and that there is work that needs to be done on myself.”
“I had my first therapy session on Monday which really took me out of my comfort zone, I know I have needed this for years but it’s only now I have decided to get help.”
“I know it’s a step in the right direction for me even after just 1 session,” he explained.
“I’m not asking for sympathy, I just want to acknowledge the situation and move forward as positively as I can. However, I know this can be used as an important lesson for me moving forward and over the coming years.”
Jacques concluded his statement by writing: “I hope I can become the person I want to be and use this new platform to spread a positive message. I’m sorry to anyone that I have let down.”
Earlier this week, Jacques was also accused of “bullying” his fellow Islander Remi Lambert.
Remi called out Jacques’ behaviour in a post shared on Instagram, after he appeared to mock his rapping skills during and Instagram Live with Luca Bish.
In the lengthy post, Remi claimed Jacques picked on him in the villa, and said he and Luca should have been kicked off the show for their alleged behaviour.