Love Island star opens up on shock split saying ‘we’re better suited as friends’

Glam Zara Deniz

ONE of the first couples to split after Love Island have insisted they’re now the best of friends.

Zara Deniz Lackenby Brown and Jordan Odofin hooked up outside the villa – but broke up so soon after the show ended that they barely made it to the reunion.

Zara Deniz Lackenby Brown has opened up about her failed romance

The pair at a movie premiere in London together before they split

They revealed soon after that – despite going on a “few dates” things hadn’t worked out between them.

Tonight, she was asked by a fan why she and Jordan called off their romance and delivered a characteristically straightforward reply.

Love Island‘s Zara explained: “We realised we were better suited as friends – that’s what dating is all about!

“It’s all love because he’s still my dawggggg. We wish each other nothing but the best!”

As if to prove it she chose as the background a picture of them smiling together in a selfie.

The pair never crossed paths in the Love Island villa as each were short-lived bombshells – with his arrival taking place the day after she was dumped.

She got in touch after seeing him on ITV2’s Aftersun spin-off show, with a date being swiftly arranged.

However, their relationship was short-lived and the break-up was announced by Zara last month.

She wrote: “Jordan and I would like to acknowledge the increasing public support for us to be seen as an exclusive couple.

“After a few dates since leaving the villa, we know that we definitely get along and enjoy each other’s company.

“It’s been two and a half weeks of getting to know each other, and for now it’s a fun friendship between us.

“We have a lot of respect for each other and that’s what matters.”

Zara answered a fan who asked why they ended things

The pair never met in the villa but hooked up once back in the UK