Zara Lackenby-Brown and Olivia Hawkins, two contestants on the popular British reality show Love Island, had been suspected by fans of knowing each other before they both wound up in the villa. After some digging, Instagram followers noticed that the onscreen love rivals had been interacting with each other’s posts for three years. Today, it was revealed that the two ladies had met when filming a music video for Dapz’s song Take You Away. During their time on the show, the dancers have had several run-ins, culminating in an explosive row on Sunday, leaving viewers convinced that the pair had history.
In June 2020, Zara had commented on Olivia’s Instagram post, writing: “Absolutely unreal babes.” Olivia also told Zara that she looked “unreal” in one of her pictures and Zara responded with: “Loving you.” Fans have been in disbelief since as the girls seem to have not given any mention to their previous friendship in the villa.
The two contestants first sparked a feud after Zara chose Olivia as the most “two-faced” islander during a game of non-alcoholic beer pong. Later on, they argued after Olivia pulled Tom, who had recoupled with Zara, for a chat. Zara called Olivia out, saying she should “get over herself” for thinking that she had “flown 11 hours just to p*** her off”. The next morning, the pair decided to agree to disagree, leaving the “beef” behind, but fans wanted their questions answered.
It has now been revealed that Zara Lackenby-Brown and Olivia Hawkins had met three years ago while filming a music video. They had interacted with each other’s Instagram posts and had complimented each other, but had not mentioned this past relationship during their time on the show. This led to a feud between the two, culminating in an explosive row on Sunday. The pair have since agreed to disagree, but fans are still curious about the full truth between them.