Did Zara McDermott split from Love Island’s Adam Collard and what’s she said about their break up?

Did Zara McDermott split from Love Island’s Adam Collard and what’s she said about their break up?

February 12, 2019 0 By Today news

ZARA came to fame when she entered the Love Island villa in 2018 and found love with Adam Collard.

However, after eight months together the lovebirds have called it quits. Here’s what we know…

Zara McDermott came to fame after taking part in Love Island in 2018
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Have Zara and Adam Collard broken up?

The Sun revealed that Zara and Adam had called it quits after eight months together on the 11th February.

The Love Island pair split following crisis talks over Adam’s wild partying with Jack Fincham, Sam Bird and Instagram model Brittany Archer.

A source close to the couple said: “Adam and Zara have spent the last week having furious arguments.

“There’s still so much love between them but they have decided for the moment that it’s best to go their separate ways.

“They were due to go on a romantic holiday to the Maldives together this week but will no longer be going.

“They did their best to work through their issues but at this stage there’s no going back. They have since unfollowed each other on Instagram.”

In an exclusive chat with The Sun Online after the split, Zara revealed their relationship had been rocky for months and that they even slept in separate beds.

Zara said: “We’ve had our ups and downs. There are peaks and troughs in every relationship and we wanted people to understand our relationship is not plain sailing.

“It might look like it is on Instagram, but it’s like any normal relationship.

“It’s good to open up about it. We’ve gone through a lot of stuff.”

Zara added: “He still spends 50 per cent of his time up in Newcastle.

“Our apartment is where we stay when we’re together, but when he’s up in Newcastle I go home to my parents instead of sitting in on my own.”

In a statement on Instagram, Zara wrote: “I am heartbroken to announce that Adam and I have parted ways.

“I love him very much and will always have a special place in my heart for him and our time spent together.

“I have tried so hard to be the best person I can possibly be and to make it work.

“Sometimes in life, you just aren’t enough for someone; no matter what do for them or how much you try to me. For everyone asking if I’m OK, I don’t know that I am.

“But I know that soon I will be. I will be strong and prove to myself that I can get through this.”

Zara and Adam Collard met on the ITV show but split after seven months together
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Is Zara a government adviser?

Zara, 21, worked for the Department of Education under Damian Hinds, advising on policy, according  to her LinkedIn page.

But in July 2018 she announced on Loose Woman that she had quit her job for the time being.

Before quitting Zara had said: “I think my job is quite different. A lot of people are interested in what I do on a day-to-day basis.

“There are two sides to me – I can be quite serious but I’m also spontaneous, fun and energetic.”

Ellie Brown, left and Zara McDermott, right, entered the villa
Ellie Brown, left and Zara McDermott, right, entered the villa
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What did she do?

As a policy adviser Zara would brief ministers and guide the rules and principles of government.

The job is a “behind the scenes” role.

She was previously an Operational Officer and Correspondence Drafter for the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Zara studied psychology, English literature, religious studies and media at A level before working as a model for three years. She then started working at Whitehall in 2015.

But in July 2018 she announced on Loose Woman that she had quit her job for the time being.

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Did Zara tell her bosses she was coming on the show?

The Sun exclusively revealed that she didn’t tell her bosses she was going on Love Island, she told them she was “taking a career break” on a TV project.

She was warned she must not break strict rules on expressing views about politics in public and be on her best behaviour or face the sack.

At the time  government source said: “She said she was taking a career break to work on TV but did not give specific details.

“She needs to be very careful because the rules are quite vague about what would be deemed bad behaviour so she could end up getting sacked.”

How much did she get paid?

Although Zara hasn’t spilled on how much she earns, the national average for that job is around £32,000.

Though the job can start at £27,000.

However top government advisers can earn almost as much as the prime minister.

Currently Theresa May earns £149,440 a year.

Since then she has revealed that she gets offered up to £3,000 for one selfie as an ‘influencer.’