Paige Thorne enjoyed a girls night out with Tasha Ghouri on Wednesday, amid reports she’s “split” from Adam Collard.
The pair, who grew close after meeting on the 2022 series of Love Island, headed to the luxury Aqua Kyoto restaurant in London for dinner and a catch-up.
Their outing came just hours after a report claimed Paige and her boyfriend Adam were “on a break”, after a video of Adam cosying up to another girl went viral.
Over the weekend, the Newcastle native was seen with his arm around a blonde girl in McDonald’s after a boozy night out.
After the video went viral, a source told The Sun: “Paige is really upset by everything that has gone on and feels like she is being humiliated.”
“She believes Adam didn’t do anything and knows women throw themselves at him.”
“But it doesn’t mean she doesn’t find it difficult when people start gossiping about their relationship and share it on social media.”
“Paige had told Adam she needs a break and to spend some time away from him,” the source continued.
“She is new to the spotlight and it is hard when claims about your boyfriend are being sent around thousands of times on Snapchat.”
“Life has been non-stop for Paige since she left the villa and some downtime with her friends and family is what she needs – and what she has chosen to do.”
Adam’s rep issued a statement on his behalf last week, after a video of him and the girl in McDonald’s began circulating online.
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His rep told The Sun: “Adam headed to McDonald’s after a night out with friends.”
“His friends were alongside him when a group of girls asked for photos and Adam being his friendly self was open to posing and chatting to the girls, alongside other fans who wanted to chat in the same video.”
“Adam understands how this video looks but wants to state that he left the restaurant with his friends and a box of 60 nuggets (with nothing or no one else) with the intention of getting home safely. Adam and Paige are currently dating and Adam only has eyes for her.”
Paige and Adam struck up a romance on Love Island this summer, after the 26-year-old re-entered the villa as a bombshell in a shock twist.
The personal trainer, who originally appeared on the show in 2018, set his sights on the Welsh paramedic the minute he joined the show – but she had been coupled up with Jacques O’Neill at the time.
However, Jacques then made the shock decision to leave the villa, as he confessed to his fellow Islanders that he wasn’t “being himself” and was “struggling”.
In an emotional scene, the 23-year-old told Paige he was going to wait for her on the outside, and urged her to enjoy the rest of her time on the show.
However, Paige went on to pursue a romance with Adam.
The pair made it through to the semi-final, and were dumped from the villa in fifth place, narrowly missing out on the final by one day.
The Love Island 2022 finalists were Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti, Gemma Owen and Luca Bish, Indiyah Polack and Dami Hope, and Tasha and Andrew Le Page.