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Olivia Buckland hits back at claims she’s ‘Love Island’s real winner’ for ‘bagging’ Alex Bowen

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Olivia Buckland has responded to a fan’s claims that she is ‘Love Island‘s real winner’ for bagging her ‘fit’ husband Alex Bowen.

The season two contestant, 26, was approached on Twitter by a fan following Sunday’s launch of the latest series, in which she was praised for her union with Alex, 27, yet she hit out at the fan and revealed she had previously been trolled. 

In a heartbreaking confession, Olivia admitted: ‘I was told I’m not good enough, not worthy and punching’, when it comes to her romance with her husband. 

Heartache: Olivia Buckland has responded to a fan's claims that she is 'Love Island's real winner' for bagging her 'fit' husband Alex Bowen (pictured in July last year)

Heartache: Olivia Buckland has responded to a fan's claims that she is 'Love Island's real winner' for bagging her 'fit' husband Alex Bowen (pictured in July last year)

Heartache: Olivia Buckland has responded to a fan’s claims that she is ‘Love Island’s real winner’ for bagging her ‘fit’ husband Alex Bowen (pictured in July last year)

Olivia and Alex, formerly a sales executive and scaffolder respectively, soared to fame in 2016 when they appeared on the ITV2 reality show, where she was an original star and he, a late and extremely popular entrant.

While their romance was initially thrown into despair when he enjoyed a night of passion with Zara Holland, things soon flourished for the duo.

After leaving the villa their romance soon when from strength to strength and Alex popped the question in New York in 2016.

In the run up to their big day they starred on Say Yes to the Dress and then gave fans a glimpse into the big day on their own wedding show Olivia and Alex Said Yes.

Lashing out: The season two contestant, 26, was approached on Twitter by a fan following Sunday's launch of the latest series, in which she was praised for her union with Alex, 27, yet she hit out at the fan and revealed she had previously been trolled

Lashing out: The season two contestant, 26, was approached on Twitter by a fan following Sunday's launch of the latest series, in which she was praised for her union with Alex, 27, yet she hit out at the fan and revealed she had previously been trolled

Lashing out: The season two contestant, 26, was approached on Twitter by a fan following Sunday’s launch of the latest series, in which she was praised for her union with Alex, 27, yet she hit out at the fan and revealed she had previously been trolled

Happy days: Olivia and Alex, formerly a sales executive and scaffolder respectively, soared to fame in 2016 when they appeared on the ITV2 reality show, where she was an original star and he, a late and extremely popular entrant

Happy days: Olivia and Alex, formerly a sales executive and scaffolder respectively, soared to fame in 2016 when they appeared on the ITV2 reality show, where she was an original star and he, a late and extremely popular entrant

Happy days: Olivia and Alex, formerly a sales executive and scaffolder respectively, soared to fame in 2016 when they appeared on the ITV2 reality show, where she was an original star and he, a late and extremely popular entrant

Loved-up couple Olivia and Alex tied the knot in a luxurious Essex ceremony two years after meeting on Love Island during series two. 

As the new series of the show hit screens, one well-meaning fan wrote: ‘Let’s be serious @OliviaDBuck will always be the real winner of love island!…

‘She coupled up with @ab_bowen07, the best looking guy to ever enter the show and is now married to him no one will ever compare to these two #LoveIsland’.

Despite the kind undertone to the message, Olivia hit back sharply: ‘I win for many other reasons than just the fit guy I bagged’.

All white on the night: Loved-up couple Olivia and Alex tied the knot in a luxurious Essex ceremony two years after meeting on Love Island during series two

All white on the night: Loved-up couple Olivia and Alex tied the knot in a luxurious Essex ceremony two years after meeting on Love Island during series two

All white on the night: Loved-up couple Olivia and Alex tied the knot in a luxurious Essex ceremony two years after meeting on Love Island during series two

Happy days: After leaving the villa their romance soon when from strength to strength and Alex popped the question in New York in 2016 (pictured in December)

Happy days: After leaving the villa their romance soon when from strength to strength and Alex popped the question in New York in 2016 (pictured in December)

Happy days: After leaving the villa their romance soon when from strength to strength and Alex popped the question in New York in 2016 (pictured in December)

Her response appeared to rile another of her followers, who penned: ‘The girl just paid you a compliment can’t you just say thank you for the LOVELY tweet she just wrote about you instead of digging her out?…

‘That response was NOT needed and THIS is why certain people can’t warm to you’.

Defensive Olivia hit back: ‘I’m not trying to make people warm to me. It’s a lovely comment but it’s really hard when originally I was told I was ‘punching’ and ‘not worthy’ so guess it all taps into that…

‘When I see people tell me I’m lucky for being married to someone attractive can’t forget it!… I apologise to Amelia 4 not thanking her for the nice side of the tweet, like I said it awakes the negativity I dealt/deal with telling me I’m not good enough…

The happy couple: Olivia responded: 'I was 22 in there I’m now 26 with two businesses & a different career. I’m such a different person. It’s weird to talk about that part of my life, it’s my life I can talk about it however I see fit'

The happy couple: Olivia responded: 'I was 22 in there I’m now 26 with two businesses & a different career. I’m such a different person. It’s weird to talk about that part of my life, it’s my life I can talk about it however I see fit'

The happy couple: Olivia responded: ‘I was 22 in there I’m now 26 with two businesses & a different career. I’m such a different person. It’s weird to talk about that part of my life, it’s my life I can talk about it however I see fit’

That was then... In the run up to their big day they starred on Say Yes to the Dress and then gave fans a glimpse into the big day on their own wedding show Olivia and Alex Said Yes

That was then... In the run up to their big day they starred on Say Yes to the Dress and then gave fans a glimpse into the big day on their own wedding show Olivia and Alex Said Yes

That was then… In the run up to their big day they starred on Say Yes to the Dress and then gave fans a glimpse into the big day on their own wedding show Olivia and Alex Said Yes

‘I’m not here trying to make people like me, I’m just being myself & trying to live as normal as poss & protect myself. X’.

An angry fan hit back: ‘you ok hun? You’ve been snide a few times over the past few days when people have dared to say something about your time in LI.. take it as a compliment that people are still finding you relevant’. 

Olivia responded: ‘I was 22 in there I’m now 26 with two businesses & a different career. I’m such a different person. It’s weird to talk about that part of my life, it’s my life I can talk about it however I see fit.’

Loved-up: The duo found love in the villa in which they began their romance

Loved-up: The duo found love in the villa in which they began their romance

Loved-up: The duo found love in the villa in which they began their romance

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Kylie Jenner reveals she knew pilot and flew on chopper that crashed killing Kobe Bryant

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Kylie Jenner took to social media to send her prayers to the families of those lost in the deadly helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others on Sunday.

The 22-year-old revealed a personal connection to the tragedy in her Instagram post, sharing with her followers that she used to fly on the same helicopter and knew the pilot personally.

Jenner had actually rented the same chopper as a treat for her niece Dream’s third birthday back in November.

Grieving: Kylie Jenner took to social media to share her personal connection to the Kobe Bryant tragedy and revealed that she used to fly on the same helicopter with the same pilot who also perished in the crash

Grieving: Kylie Jenner took to social media to share her personal connection to the Kobe Bryant tragedy and revealed that she used to fly on the same helicopter with the same pilot who also perished in the crash

Grieving: Kylie Jenner took to social media to share her personal connection to the Kobe Bryant tragedy and revealed that she used to fly on the same helicopter with the same pilot who also perished in the crash

Posting on her Instagram story, Kylie shared a touching message which included small photos of the nine victims of the crash. 

‘Rest in peace .. and prayers to these families,’ she wrote below the images. 

‘I still can’t believe this. that was the helicopter i would fly on from time to time with that pilot, Ara. he was such a nice man.’

She added: ‘hold your loves ones close [heart emoji]’

Tragic: Posting on her Instagram story, Kylie shared a touching message which included small photos of the nine victims of the crash

Tragic: Posting on her Instagram story, Kylie shared a touching message which included small photos of the nine victims of the crash

Tragic: Posting on her Instagram story, Kylie shared a touching message which included small photos of the nine victims of the crash

In November, Kylie had rented the same helicopter as a birthday gift for her niece Dream, the daughter of Rob Kardashian.

Several shots of the three-year-old were shared on social media from inside the aircraft, as well as ones outside which showed the tail number of the Sikorsky S-76 – the same that crashed on Sunday. 

Kobe Bryant was flying with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others to his basketball academy when their helicopter crashed, killing all on board. 

History: In November, Kylie had rented the same helicopter which crashed on Sunday, killing all on board, as a birthday treat for brother Rob Kardashian's daughter

History: In November, Kylie had rented the same helicopter which crashed on Sunday, killing all on board, as a birthday treat for brother Rob Kardashian's daughter

History: In November, Kylie had rented the same helicopter which crashed on Sunday, killing all on board, as a birthday treat for brother Rob Kardashian’s daughter

Learning more: A shots of the three-year-old showed the tail number of the Sikorsky S-76

Learning more: A shots of the three-year-old showed the tail number of the Sikorsky S-76

Learning more: A shots of the three-year-old showed the tail number of the Sikorsky S-76

Conditions were not suitable for flying, according to Los Angeles police who grounded their own choppers due to heavy fog.

The pilot was flying under visual flight rules (VFR), meaning he was relying on his ability to see terrain below him. 

On the flight with the Bryant’s and the pilot was John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter, Alyssa, Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton Chester.

The accident: Kobe Bryant was flying with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others to his basketball academy when their helicopter crashed

The accident: Kobe Bryant was flying with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others to his basketball academy when their helicopter crashed

The accident: Kobe Bryant was flying with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others to his basketball academy when their helicopter crashed

In tribute: Jenner was one of many who shared tributes on Sunday to the late basketball player and his daughter

In tribute: Jenner was one of many who shared tributes on Sunday to the late basketball player and his daughter

In tribute: Jenner was one of many who shared tributes on Sunday to the late basketball player and his daughter

On Sunday, Kylie shared a tribute post to Kobe and Gianna writing: ‘At loss for words right now. praying for this beautiful family.’

Kylie’s tributes were sandwiched between posts of her promoting her new Stormi themed Kylie cosmetics collection.

The makeup mogul pulled out all the stops for the new line in honor of her daughter, who is about to turn two in February.

Jenner recently threw a lavish butterfly themed party for the launch of the products and shared new snaps of the affair on social media, Monday.

Business: Kylie's tributes were sandwiched between posts of her promoting her new Stormi themed Kylie cosmetics collection

Business: Kylie's tributes were sandwiched between posts of her promoting her new Stormi themed Kylie cosmetics collection

Business: Kylie’s tributes were sandwiched between posts of her promoting her new Stormi themed Kylie cosmetics collection

Epic! Jenner recently threw a lavish butterfly themed party for the launch of the products and shared new snaps of the affair on social media, Monday

Epic! Jenner recently threw a lavish butterfly themed party for the launch of the products and shared new snaps of the affair on social media, Monday

Mommy and me: The makeup mogul pulled out all the stops for the new line in honor of her daughter, who is about to turn two in February

Mommy and me: The makeup mogul pulled out all the stops for the new line in honor of her daughter, who is about to turn two in February

Epic! Jenner recently threw a lavish butterfly themed party for the launch of the products and shared new snaps of the affair on social media, Monday

So sweet! Stormi appeared entranced by the ethereal decorations

So sweet! Stormi appeared entranced by the ethereal decorations

So sweet! Stormi appeared entranced by the ethereal decorations

'Each day is a blessing with you thank you God for these moments,' she wrote along with the sweet mother/daughter shots. 'It was beautiful celebrating stormi x @kyliecosmetics launching 2.1.20 ⚡️

'Each day is a blessing with you thank you God for these moments,' she wrote along with the sweet mother/daughter shots. 'It was beautiful celebrating stormi x @kyliecosmetics launching 2.1.20 ⚡️

‘Each day is a blessing with you thank you God for these moments,’ she wrote along with the sweet mother/daughter shots. ‘It was beautiful celebrating stormi x @kyliecosmetics launching 2.1.20 ⚡️

‘Each day is a blessing with you thank you God for these moments,’ she wrote along with the sweet mother/daughter shots.

‘It was beautiful celebrating stormi x @kyliecosmetics launching 2.1.20 ⚡️,’ she went on.

Kylie created an ethereal butterfly garden for the party for pint sized guests with custom butterfly chairs lined up at tables under mossy arches.

The bash comes ahead of what will likely be an even more over the top event for Stormi’s birthday. 

Bespoke: Like all of Kylie's parties, the event came with custom swag

Bespoke: Like all of Kylie's parties, the event came with custom swag

Bespoke: Like all of Kylie’s parties, the event came with custom swag

More to come! The bash comes ahead of what will likely be an even more over the top event for Stormi's birthday

More to come! The bash comes ahead of what will likely be an even more over the top event for Stormi's birthday

More to come! The bash comes ahead of what will likely be an even more over the top event for Stormi’s birthday

Sensational: Kylie is now worth a billion dollars thanks to the success of her cosmetics line

Sensational: Kylie is now worth a billion dollars thanks to the success of her cosmetics line

Sensational: Kylie is now worth a billion dollars thanks to the success of her cosmetics line

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Grant Hackett ‘feels like his darkest days are behind him’ after welcoming a baby boy with fiancée

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Australian swimming legend Grant Hackett ‘finally feels like his darkest days are behind him,’ after welcoming a baby boy with fiancée Sharlene Fletcher, 34, it has been claimed. 

According to Woman’s Day, friends close to the Olympian, 39 – who has battled violent outbursts, substance abuse and depression in the past – have said that he’s ‘really turned a new leaf.’ 

‘Grant’s really turned a new leaf and his life with Sharlene feels in a stark contrast to his old life,’ a pal said. 

'He's really turned a new leaf': Grant Hackett 'feels like his darkest days are behind him' after welcoming a baby boy with his fiancée Sharlene Fletcher (pictured)

'He's really turned a new leaf': Grant Hackett 'feels like his darkest days are behind him' after welcoming a baby boy with his fiancée Sharlene Fletcher (pictured)

‘He’s really turned a new leaf’: Grant Hackett ‘feels like his darkest days are behind him’ after welcoming a baby boy with his fiancée Sharlene Fletcher (pictured)

They added: ‘Grant has it all now – the perfect job, perfect family life – there are only good things ahead and lots of happy family memories.’

Grant also gushed to the publication about his newborn son Edward Anthony, who was born on January 18, saying he’s ‘gorgeous.’

‘You have no idea how happy I am,’ Grant told the publication. 

Picture perfect: 'Grant has it all now - the perfect job, perfect family life - there are only good things ahead and lots of happy family memories'

Picture perfect: 'Grant has it all now - the perfect job, perfect family life - there are only good things ahead and lots of happy family memories'

Picture perfect: ‘Grant has it all now – the perfect job, perfect family life – there are only good things ahead and lots of happy family memories’

Smitten: Grant also gushed to Woman's Day about his newborn son Edward Anthony, who was born on January 18, saying he's 'gorgeous'

Smitten: Grant also gushed to Woman's Day about his newborn son Edward Anthony, who was born on January 18, saying he's 'gorgeous'

Smitten: Grant also gushed to Woman’s Day about his newborn son Edward Anthony, who was born on January 18, saying he’s ‘gorgeous’

He also wrote online about his boy when announcing his birth: ‘It’s been the most amazing experience so far. Feeling very blessed with life and savouring every single moment.’  

After his retirement from the pool in 2008, Grant began to suffer from mental health problems.  

Fueled by alcohol in 2011, Grant trashed the Melbourne apartment he shared with his then-wife, singer Candice Alley.

Struggles: After his retirement from the pool in 2008, Grant began to suffer from mental health problems (pictured after swimming in the world championships in Canada in 2005)

Struggles: After his retirement from the pool in 2008, Grant began to suffer from mental health problems (pictured after swimming in the world championships in Canada in 2005)

Struggles: After his retirement from the pool in 2008, Grant began to suffer from mental health problems (pictured after swimming in the world championships in Canada in 2005)

Candice and the two children they share were not in the apartment at the time, but Grant allegedly targeted his wife’s most-treasured items which included her piano and some framed photographs.

‘The reality was (the marriage) wasn’t going well and I kept those cards really close to my chest and I just wasn’t dealing with it, wasn’t dealing with it well at all,’ he told reporters at the time.   

Grant’s struggles with depression also led to a row with his family six years later, which got so heated they were forced to call police.

Family battle: Grant's struggles with depression also led to a row with his family six years later, which got so heated they were forced to call police. At the time, Grant accused his brother Craig of beating him up on social media and posted this picture

Family battle: Grant's struggles with depression also led to a row with his family six years later, which got so heated they were forced to call police. At the time, Grant accused his brother Craig of beating him up on social media and posted this picture

Family battle: Grant’s struggles with depression also led to a row with his family six years later, which got so heated they were forced to call police. At the time, Grant accused his brother Craig of beating him up on social media and posted this picture

His brother Craig told reporters at the time that the Grant Hackett Australia fell in love with ‘was not there anymore’.

‘This is a completely different person. He’s there in body, but he’s not there in mind, soul or spirit,’ he said.

To address his issues, Grant checked himself into a recovery centre in California.

Grant won gold medals in the men’s 1,500m freestyle swimming events in both the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. He also earned multiple gold medals at World Championship events.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Grant for comment in relation to this article. 

Swimming hero: Grant won gold medals in the men's 1,500m freestyle swimming events in both the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. He also earned multiple gold medals at World Championship events

Swimming hero: Grant won gold medals in the men's 1,500m freestyle swimming events in both the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. He also earned multiple gold medals at World Championship events

Swimming hero: Grant won gold medals in the men’s 1,500m freestyle swimming events in both the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. He also earned multiple gold medals at World Championship events

 

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Tanya Hennessy admits her hygiene took a hit during her stint on I’m A Celebrity

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One thing Tanya Hennessy won’t miss about being in the South African jungle is the lack of clean underwear.

Appearing on The Project on Monday, following her elimination from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, the 34-year-old confessed she ‘smelt’.

‘I smelt so bad. I didn’t wash my bra in three weeks. I was rank, rank, rankington,’ the comedian told the Channel 10 news program. 

'Rank': Appearing on The Project on Monday following her elimination from I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, Tanya Hennessy (pictured) confessed she 'smelt so bad' in the jungle

'Rank': Appearing on The Project on Monday following her elimination from I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, Tanya Hennessy (pictured) confessed she 'smelt so bad' in the jungle

‘Rank’: Appearing on The Project on Monday following her elimination from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, Tanya Hennessy (pictured) confessed she ‘smelt so bad’ in the jungle

Tanya admitted she was more than ready to come home on account that she’d ‘run out of clean underwear’.  

‘To be honest, I was tired and hot and had run out of clean underwear, so I was kind of stoked, because I was like, I don’t have to do any washing anymore,’ she added.

Tanya celebrated her departure from the jungle by telling her Instagram followers: ‘I had the best time in the jungle, but I’m so happy to eat!’    

'To be honest, I was tired and hot and had run out of clean underwear, so I was kind of stoked, because I was like, I don't have to do any washing anymore,' she confessed

'To be honest, I was tired and hot and had run out of clean underwear, so I was kind of stoked, because I was like, I don't have to do any washing anymore,' she confessed

‘To be honest, I was tired and hot and had run out of clean underwear, so I was kind of stoked, because I was like, I don’t have to do any washing anymore,’ she confessed

'I smelt so bad. I didn't wash my bra in three weeks. I was rank, rank, rankington,' the comedian told the Network 10 news program

'I smelt so bad. I didn't wash my bra in three weeks. I was rank, rank, rankington,' the comedian told the Network 10 news program

‘I smelt so bad. I didn’t wash my bra in three weeks. I was rank, rank, rankington,’ the comedian told the Network 10 news program

‘I’m out and I’m FREEEEEE! @imacelebrityau has changed my life forever!’ she captioned a photo of herself in her hotel swimming pool. 

In a series of videos posted to Instagram Stories following her elimination, Tanya revealed the other contestants kept stealing her socks.

‘Also, I’ve run out of clean underwear, so I am stoked,’ she added.

'I'm out and I'm FREEEEEE! @imacelebrityau has changed my life forever!' she captioned a photo of herself in her hotel swimming pool

'I'm out and I'm FREEEEEE! @imacelebrityau has changed my life forever!' she captioned a photo of herself in her hotel swimming pool

‘I’m out and I’m FREEEEEE! @imacelebrityau has changed my life forever!’ she captioned a photo of herself in her hotel swimming pool

After being asked how she felt to be out of the jungle, Tanya emphasised that it felt ‘amazing’.

‘Amazing! Amazing! I’m free! It’s not like we’re in shackles down there, but like… I feel amazing that I’m out of the jungle,’ she said.

‘It’s kind of cooler up here, there’s no air conditioning in there, it’s unbelievable.’  

Cleaning up: Tanya admitted she was more than ready to come home on account that she'd 'run out of clean underwear'

Cleaning up: Tanya admitted she was more than ready to come home on account that she'd 'run out of clean underwear'

Cleaning up: Tanya admitted she was more than ready to come home on account that she’d ‘run out of clean underwear’

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