Love Island’s Danica Taylor has revealed her ‘utter shock’ as she announced the death of one of her close friends.
The dancer, 21, took to her Instagram Stories on Wednesday night to reveal the tragic news to her followers.
She shared a throwback photo of her as a teenager with her arm around her loved one in a field.
She wrote a tribute over the top, writing: ‘I am in utter shock, rest in peace you beautiful boy, a friendship I’ll treasure forever RIP’.
It comes after TOWIE’s Roman Hackett revealed that Danica spent the night at his house before they were pictured kissing at a train station close by.
Danica confirmed she had called it quits with footballer Jamie Allen, 27, after she was seen sharing a smooch with Roman, 20.
But Roman, who appeared on the Reality with Will Njobvu podcast on Friday, has now claimed he and Danica shared several kisses after she responded to his Instagram messages while still ‘chatting to Jamie’.
When asked by Will how it all started he explained: ‘I dm’d her and she replied and I did it again and she didn’t reply. So I messaged her on Instagram that’s how we first met.
‘And then I met her again at a Married At First Sight event and I asked her why she would reply and not reply again. She was like “obviously I was chatting to Jamie” but why did she reply in the first place then?’
Will then asked: ‘Oh so she replied to you at first when she was still chatting to Jamie’ with Roman confirming.
Will then brought up the kiss which caused confusion among fans: ‘So there must have been a couple of kisses because the photo I saw was in the daytime. So the Married At First Sight event was at night, I was invited so I know, so how many kisses were there?’
Roman added: ‘Only a few. We vibed and we kissed.’
Will asked for an update on their situation now: ‘So what happened who called it off? Or are you guys still talking? Talk to me about that picture’
Roman said: So when that came out in the press, that was at a station near mine, like five minutes away from my house.’
Will quickly caught on and asked: ‘So she was at yours?’ while a shocked Roman covered his mouth after realising what he’d said.
The pair burst out laughing, with Will sipping his tea and Roman admitting he’d ‘put himself right in it’.
Roman continued: ‘When that picture came out she messaged me asking if I’d saw it and I told her I literally dropped her off for like two minutes and that’s come up, random. She then messaged again asking if I’d set it up and I told her no.’
‘For one when I got out the car I didn’t kiss her, I gave her a hug and she pulled me back to kiss me. I said if I’d set it up I would have stuck it on you so then we had a little disagreement and we haven’t spoke since then.’
Danica previously addressed the kiss, claiming it ‘looked a lot worse than what it was.’
Speaking to The Mirror, Danica explained: ‘That is very… It’s been misconstrued a lot it was just a goodbye kiss, it looks a lot worse than what it is.
‘He’s a friend and nothing more. I’m not seeing Roman we’ll clear that right up.’
She later added: ‘Me and Jamie were never together. We came out the villa and we very much liked each other and things were going well, but it sort of started to fizzle out – he has his life, I have mine.’
Danica and fellow contestant Jamie became the first pair to split upon their departure from the villa, MailOnline revealed.
Danica, who’s a dancer from Leicester, struggled to find love on the ITV2 dating series but coupled up with Jamie during the final weeks of the competition and they narrowly missed out on the final.
A source told MailOnline: ‘Danica and Jamie have gone their separate ways.
‘They were yet to make their relationship official but have decided that they didn’t quite work together romantically.
‘Jamie has just signed for a new football team and Danica is busy pursuing endless opportunities after leaving the Love Island villa and they sadly drifted apart.
‘They’re good friends still and will continue to support each other in everything they do.’
MailOnline approached Danica and Jamie’s representatives for comment at the time.