A look at what happened between Love Island's Arabella Chi and Wes Nelson

by 24britishtvFeb. 7, 2024, 11 p.m. 22
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A source close to the couple exclusively revealed to The Sun why they decided to part ways

ex lovers When did Wes Nelson and Arabella Chi date and why did they break up?

But how long were they together and why did they split? Here's what we know.

When did Wes Nelson and Arabella Chi date?

Wes, aged 21 at the time, and Arabella, aged 28, sparked romance rumours in July 2019 after growing close over a series of cosy dinners.

They confirmed their relationship the following month and went on a string of luxurious holidays together from the Maldives to Ibiza.

Their relationship appeared to be going from strength to strength and just three months later, they moved in together.

Gushing over Wes on his birthday, the model penned on an Instagram post: "It’s a very special day today because it's this special person's birthday.

"You deserve a medal @wes.nelson. You really do get me and I love you."

In March 2020, Wes opened up about the pair being isolated together during Covid.

He told OK!: "It's been alright. It's hard to get out at the moment, isn't it? We’re just trying to do our piece of exercise a day.

"We spend a lot of time with each other anyway so it's been okay to self-isolate because it's pretty much what we have been doing anyway, it's the same as before but we're just not getting out and about.

"We’re just going on runs and walks, walking around the garden. If we go for a run we'll take the dog with us."

Prior to that, Arabella had teased a reality TV series following their relationship as she praised their "normal" romance.

She'd told us: "So many people just rush ahead, but it is nice to enjoy the moment rather than thinking what is next.

"From day one we made it a normal relationship. In this industry it is so easy to do things differently because you feel like you should but you don't have to.

"You can still go out with no makeup on- it doesn't happen."

Why did Wes Nelson and Arabella Chi break up?

In April 2020, it was announced that the pair had split.

Wes had moved out of their shared home after he and Arabella grew apart - with the six-year age gap said to have been a factor.

A source close to the couple told The Sun: "It's all over.

"They started to grow apart and the age gap became really noticeable between them.

"They want to remain civil with each other and hope to remain friends."

They added: "There’s been no funny business, no cheating or anything like that, it’s just fizzled out between them."

When was Wes Nelson on Love Island?

Wes appeared on Season 4 of Love Island back in 2018.

On the show, he went on to form a relationship with Megan Barton Hanson.

The pair finished fourth place behind winners Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham.

They continued their relationship on their return to the UK, but their romance was cut short when the two decided to call it quits in January 2019.

Taking to Instagram to announce the split, Wes wrote: "It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate.

"We have been working hard for well under a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate.

When was Arabella Chi on Love Island?

Arabella appeared on season 5 of Love Island back in 2019.

During her time on the show, she made a beeline for model Danny Williams.

However, their romance stalled when the model was sensationally dumped from the villa after being voted out by her fellow contestants after just eight days.

Wes previously revealed he that became a millionaire at the age of 21.

This was thanks to his successful stints on Love Island, Dancing On Ice and Celebrity X Factor.

He told CapitalFM: "I was a millionaire by the age of 21.

"And that’s not being a show-off or anything, but it's wise investments and understanding this life doesn’t last forever.

"I have a passive income and generational wealth, so my children, whenever they come about, they’re not going to have to work again. I don’t have to work again."

As of February 2024, Wes is thought to have a net worth of £2.1 million.

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