Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague reveals she's received death threats since leaving the villa

Updated: Aug 16, 2019

Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague has revealed she's been shocked by the 'vile' online abuse she's received since her starring role on the ITV2 show.

The social media star finished second on the show last month with her boyfriend Tommy Fury, but has found it hard to adjust to life outside the Mallorca villa after being branded 'fake' and 'money hungry' by some viewers.

Speaking to Ok!Magazine the blonde admitted she read some of the negative comments but had to stop as she found the accusations too upsetting. 

'To be called fake and all these horrible names like 'Money-Mae' when I haven't actually done anything wrong was a shock. It is hard to hear.'

She added that she had even received death threats, explaining: 'I did [read the negative comments] at the start but then I had to stop; I think it's best not to. Some of the stuff that's been said about me is pretty vile. There are death threats, which really isn't nice.' 

Molly has had therapy sessions since leaving the villa, taking advantage of the after-care ITV offers all its Love Island stars, which she says has 'helped'.

Molly and boxer Tommy were the longest-standing couple in this year's series of Love Island after coupling up for 52 days. 

But despite their enduring romance, they failed to win the show, coming second to fan favourite Amber Gill and her partner Greg O'Shea.  

The couple opened up on life in the real world during a TV interview on Friday's This Morning, with Molly-Mae insisting 'winning' was not 'even in her head' when she appeared on the programme.

Speaking to hosts Rochelle Humes, 30, and Mollie King, 32, Molly-Mae said: 'It feels incredible.

'We're both so happy right now we wouldn’t change a thing. It's just been such an incredible journey.' 

Branding Molly-Mae his 'dream girl', Tommy added: 'As soon as I met Molly, I thought "I don't care if I go tomorrow because I've met the girl of my dreams anyway". Obviously it wasn't really about winning - we're winners in our own right.

'It feels like a lifetime ago. It's crazy coming out, it's kind of like a whirlwind. You have to take things as they come.'  

Revealing he feels they are a perfect match as they continue to learn more about each other outside of the villa, Tommy shared: 'It just brings you one step closer ever time.' 

Molly-Mae addressed the issue of trolls, adding: 'I think because we're in such a bubble right now and so happy and so great together, I haven’t been paying much attention to it. 

'We knew after coming out that some people's opinions might not be positive.' 

While discussing if they were upset to lose the show, with Amber Gill, 21, and Greg O'Shea, 24, winning,

Molly-Mae was adamant that the £50,000 prize money was not her agenda.

She told: 'You're not in there for that, honestly. People need to realise that's not even in your mind when you're in that villa.  

'You're not thinking about the final, you're not thinking about winning. It's not even in your head. 

'You're just thinking in the moment, making friends, making memories - I know it sounds cringey but it really is.'  

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