Love Island: Fans in TEARS as Jake makes things official with Liberty

Love Island 2021: ‘Why am I crying at this?!’ Fans in TEARS as Jake makes things official with Liberty but sparks alarm bells when he fails to say ‘I love you’ back

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Love Island fans were left in tears on Friday night as Jake Cornish asked Liberty Poole to be his girlfriend in sweet scenes.

The 24-year-old water engineer decided to make things official Nando’s waitress partner, 21, and enlisted the help of his fellow islanders, before presenting her with a special bracelet.

However, Jake sparked alarm bells with several viewers after Liberty told him she loved him and he failed to say those three words back.

Emotional: Love Island fans were left in tears on Friday night as Jake Cornish asked Liberty Poole to be his girlfriend in sweet scenes

Earlier in the day, Jake told the boys on the sun deck his grand plan, stating: ‘I think it’s maybe time to take the plunge and put a label on it.’ 

Then with the help of the islanders, Jake later treated Liberty to her favourite meal of spaghetti bolognaise, while the rest of the housemates helped to provide a special touch to the romantic evening.

While sitting on the beanbags following their meal, Jake then brought out two bracelets, one black and one white, with magnets on them, which symbolised them ‘always gravitating towards one another’.

Official: The 24-year-old water engineer decided to make things official Nando’s waitress partner, 21, and enlisted the help of his fellow islanders, before presenting her with a special bracelet

Liberty then told him: ‘I’ve never connected with someone the way I have with you, ever. All cards on the table, I don’t think I really knew what love was until I met you’, before confirming those three special words.

While Jake then popped the question, saying: ‘I feel like I’ve found the one. Will you be my girlfriend?’ 

The romantic scenes left viewers at home reaching for the tissues, with many turning to Twitter to expresse their emotions over the moment.

Reason for concern? However, Jake sparked alarm bells with several viewers after Liberty told him she loved him and he failed to say those three words back

Big plans: Earlier in the day, Jake told the boys on the sun deck his grand plan, stating: ‘I think it’s maybe time to take the plunge and put a label on it’

Lovely: Then with the help of the islanders, Jake later treated Liberty to her favourite meal of spaghetti bolognaise, while the rest of the housemates helped to provide a special touch to the romantic evening

‘Not me crying at Liberty and Jake’s bracelets Jesus Christ someone get me a grip’ commented one viewer.

While another declared: ‘Jake and Liberty had me in tears tonight :)) I hate it here’.

‘Jake asking Lib to be his girlfriend was more romantic than my marriage proposal’ joked a third fan. 

Sweet: While sitting on the beanbags following their meal, Jake then brought out two bracelets, one black and one white, with magnets on them, which symbolised them ‘always gravitating towards one another’

Declaration: Liberty said: ‘I don’t think I really knew what love was until I met you’, before confirming those three special words

Girlfriend material: While Jake then popped the question, saying: ‘I feel like I’ve found the one. Will you be my girlfriend?’

‘WHY AM I CRYING, why am I crying at this! So happy for Liberty’ questioned a fourth.

With another adding: ‘As if I was crying with Jakes whole set up to ask lib to be his girlfriend, my heart like.’

However, amid the tears of joy there were also fears for Liberty’s heart as fans pointed out that Jake failed to say ‘I love you back’ after the blonde beauty declared her feelings.

Tears: The romantic scenes left viewers at home reaching for the tissues, with many turning to Twitter to expresse their emotions over the moment

Sharing their thoughts, some viewers seemed to think Jake wasn’t to be trusted while another feared for their future amid the upcoming Casa Amor twist. 

‘So wait , Jake hasn’t said “I love you “ to Liberty yet Ahhh what a mess’ commented one.

‘Liberty said I love you three times to jake and he didn’t even acknowledge it, casa amor ain’t looking good’, predicted a further viewer. 

Uh oh: However, amid the tears of joy there were also fears for Liberty’s heart as fans pointed out that Jake failed to say ‘I love you back’ after the blonde beauty declared her feelings

A third fumed: ‘Doing up gf proposal with bracelet and dress code but cannot say i love you?? oh he’s game playing your honour.’

‘It was all going amazing untill Lib said i love you and he never said it back’, tweeted a fourth.

With another writing: ‘I can’t be the only one who still doesn’t trust Jake 100%. He made a comment about how he wasnt sexually attracted to Liberty and didn’t wanna rip her clothes off and also avoided saying I love you back to her. I’m just not sure about him.’

Worries: Sharing their thoughts, some viewers seemed to think Jake wasn’t to be trusted while another feared for their future amid the upcoming Casa Amor twist

Meanwhile, other eagle-eyed viewers were quick to notice that Jake’s proposal appeared to be very similar to Kem Cetinay popping the question to then-partner Amber Davies in 2017.

In series 3, Kem was seen presenting Amber with an infinitely bracelet, which symbolises eternal love, with the hairdresser wearing a matching green one to her pink.

He told her at the time: ‘So now you know, that when you wear it, I’m always looking out for you in here, because I am, and in general I’m always looking out for you, and I’m always going to have your back.’

Copycat? Meanwhile, other eagle-eyed viewers were quick to notice that Jake’s proposal appeared to be very similar to Kem Cetinay popping the question to then-partner Amber Davies in 2017

And Love Island viewers voiced their opinion that Jake’s gesture was all-too similar to when Kem asked Amber to be his girlfriend.

‘Is it just me did Kem not do the bracelet thing to Amber 4 years ago?’ said one, as another observed: ‘Jake pulled a Kem with that move’.

‘Nah Jake has stole Kem’s game with the bracelet … Liam & Millie for the win the now very understated’ stated a third watcher.

Seen it before:  Love Island viewers voiced their opinion that Jake’s gesture was all-too similar to when Kem asked Amber to be his girlfriend

A different viewer put: ‘naaah jake stole that from Kem’, with another adding: ‘not the producers recycling kem & amber’s bracelets.’

Kem and Amber went on to win the show before splitting months later.

Love Island continues Sunday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. 

LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

 Sharon Gaffka

Name: Sharon Gaffka

Age: 25

Location: Oxford

Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport

Who is their type on paper? ‘I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me. 

‘I’m quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that.’

 Aaron Francis

Name: Aaron Francis

Age: 24

Location: London

Occupation: Luxury Events Host

Who is their type on paper? ‘I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that. 

‘I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends.’

 Liberty Poole

Name: Liberty Poole

Age: 21

Location: Birmingham

Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student

Who is their type on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy. 

‘But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong. So I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.’ 

 

 Hugo Hammond

Name: Hugo Hammond

Age: 24

Location: Hampshire

Occupation: PE Teacher

Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating. 

‘I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.’

 

Liam Reardon 

Name: Liam Reardon

Age: 21

Location: Wales

Occupation: Bricklayer

Are you competitive? ‘I am competitive to a certain extent. I’m not over the top. It’s always nice being a winner. If I’m in competition for a female, I want to try my best, but I won’t go too far out of my way. If she liked you that much she wouldn’t have to make a choice.’

Jake Cornish

 Name: Jake Cornish

Age: 24

Location: Weston-super-Mare

Occupation: Water Engineer

Who is their type on paper? ‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you…

‘I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!’

Kaz Kamwi

Name: Kaz Kamwi

Age: 26

Location: Essex

Occupation: Fashion Blogger

Who is their type on paper? ‘I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?’ 

Chloe Burrows

Name: Chloe Burrows

Age: 25

Location: Bicester

Occupation: Financial Services Marketing Executive

Who is their type on paper? ‘I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you. 

‘And then obviously someone who you can depend on to not ditch you. Because I am quite a big character and quite loud, they would have to be as loud, if not more. 

‘I could never be with someone who is quiet. Someone that gives you a bit back’

Faye Winter

Name: Faye Winter

Age: 26

Location: Devon

Occupation: Letting Manager  

What is her type on paper? ‘Someone that will put me in my place. Someone that makes me laugh. But also someone that takes my banter. I’m like a five-year-old in a playground, if I like you, I will make a mockery of you and laugh and joke. That is my really terrible flirting skills. I need someone who can take that.’ 

Rachel Finni

Name: Rachel Finni

Age: 29 

Location: London

Occupation: Luxury travel specialist 

Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve scraped the bottom of the dirtiest barrels, that’s how I describe my dating life. So I thought “why not? Let’s apply. If it happens, it happens”.’

  

Lucinda Strafford

Name: Lucinda Strafford

Age: 21

Location: Brighton

Occupation: Online fashion boutique owner

Which boy do you have your eye on? I really fancy Brad. And then possibly Liam. But obviously I’m open to getting to know any of the other boys. 

AJ (Andrea-Jane) Bunker

 Name: AJ (Andrea-Jane) Bunker

Age: 28

Location: Hertfordshire

Occupation: Hair extension technician 

Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve had the worst luck with men. I feel like this is the one thing I haven’t tried. I thought why not? Let’s give it a go.’

Georgia Townend

Name: Georgia Townend

Age: 28

Location: Essex

Occupation: Marketing executive

Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve been single for a really long time. Five years. I haven’t done the maths but it’s at least that. I feel like I’ve exhausted all the other options on how to meet people.’

Brad McClelland

Name: Brad McClelland

Age: 26

Location: Northumberland

Occupation: Labourer

Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.

Toby Aromolaran 

Name: Toby Aromolaran

Age: 22

Location: Essex

Occupation: Semi-pro footballer

How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.’

 

 

  

 

Chuggs Wallis

Name: Chuggs Wallis

Age: 23

Location: Surrey

Occupation: Hat entrepreneur

Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I just feel like it’s now or never. I’m only 23 but I’m scared of aging. Especially as half of my last year of uni was taken away and we had so many fun plans. With Covid and the pandemic, I feel like I’ve missed a year of my youth, so I’m really gagging to get it all back – make the most of it.’

Millie Court

Name: Millie Court

Age: 24

Location: Essex

Occupation: Fashion buyer’s administrator

Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve been single for over a year now. I’m ready to find ‘The One’. I’m a very spontaneous and adventurous person. I’m always up for doing something new and challenging myself. I’ve never done anything like this before. I just want to throw myself into it and have fun with it’

Teddy Soares

Name: Teddy Soares

Age: 26

Location: Manchester

Occupation: Senior financial consultant

What girl do you have your eye on? I want to get to know all of the girls. I’m not afraid to step on toes to get the girl I want.

Abigail Rawlings

Name: Abigail Rawlings

Age: 27

Location: Bournemouth (from Beaconsfield)

Occupation: Tattoo artist

Will you stir things up? ‘Even if I didn’t go in with the intention of stirring things up, it’ll happen regardless.’

 

Tyler Cruickshank

 Name: Tyler Cruickshank

Age: 26

Location: Croydon

Occupation: Estate agent

What will you bring to the villa? ‘More energy I think. I’m a person that doesn’t take myself too seriously. I like messing about. I like jokes. I’m not just going to be there just lazing around.’

 

 

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