Demi Sims has responded to Francesca Farago’s tell-all video about their split.
Following a whirlwind romance, the reality stars called it quits in April – with Francesca recently opening up about the break-up in a YouTube video.
Taking to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday night, one week after Francesca uploaded the video, Demi revealed she wanted to tell her side of the story.
The TOWIE star wrote: “So I wasn’t going to address the Francesca video she uploaded last week. After the weekend, I now feel like I’m in an ok head space to respond.”
“I’m dealing with a break up to a girl I loved as well as seeing a lot across social media. She has portrayed me as a person I know I am not.”
“I just want to put out there a short statement to clear my name and defend myself a little bit as it is unfair on myself for me not to say a word.”
“The video was meant to be an apology video however I feel was nitpicked at the whole time and the apology was just thrown in there at the end to make herself feel better. As you know, there are 2 sides to every story.”
“It has hurt me that she has said I didn’t help her to get to the UK, I did not back her with the Haley [Cure] Covid allegations and I blocked her and asked her to leave the UK. She full well knows I tried my best with her when coming to the UK.”
Demi claimed the reason she didn’t defend Francesca online against the accusations made by Haley, accusing her of spreading Covid, was because Haley also said Francesca “didn’t even like” her.
“I was dealing with that behind closed doors. Haley then sent me screenshots of their messages to prove that Francesca didn’t want to come to the UK and that she knew she wasn’t going to be here for long, and that she was looking forward to going on Ex on the Beach.”
“Seeing this in writing killed me,” she admitted.
“I’m hurt, I feel disrespected that she has thrown that into a video to make me look like a bad girlfriend, as she knew that I backed her as a person behind closed doors and forgave her for big things that no one else would forgive someone for.”
“Again to say I blocked and asked her to leave the UK… She hasn’t quite said the reasons as to why I did these things.”
“I blocked her because she had uploaded on Instagram literally 2 minutes after we had broke up. Like any normal person you don’t want to see what your ex is up to for a while whilst you’re trying to get over it.”
“And she was posting as normal straight after our break up, therefore I felt hurt. I asked her to leave the UK as I told her I was going to find it really difficult only being an hour down the road to me, and me not being able to be there with her.”
“I didn’t say it in a malicious way, I asked nicely because I was hurting,” Demi explained.
“I’m fed up, sick and tired with all the stuff I’m having to deal with after this break up. At the end of the day I am just a normal 24 year old girl with real feelings, and I feel like none have been taken into consideration.
“I want this to end here now, I don’t want to hear of anything more to do with her, I want the tagged comments to stop, I want her to forget about me and not speak another word as that was all I was trying to do until the video came out.”
“I am broken I’ve even had to defend myself and I couldn’t have just gotten over the break up in peace.”
“Good luck to her, I wish her all the happiness and hope we can leave this here now. She has her side of the story and I’ve just defended mine.”
Read the full statement below: