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Love Island: Tommy Fury split with long-term girlfriend to chase ‘money and fame’ on show


Millie Roberts was stunned when we exclusively revealed last week that her ex would be appearing on the ITV show.

The news came just days after boxing champ Tyson Fury’s half-brother ended their two-year relationship.

Millie said the show goes against everything Tommy, 20, claims to stand for. And she revealed he hated her even watching the dating programme.

Millie, who is from Manchester, said: “Going on this show is supposedly against everything he claimed to stand for.

EX-GIRLFRIEND: Millie Roberts with Tommy Fury who is set to appear on Love Island (Pic: MILLIE ROBERTS)

“He wouldn’t even like me watching the programme and would say the girls were disgusting because of their lip fillers and Botox. He hates all that.

“When we were together, he wouldn’t want me wearing make-up, short skirts or dresses or anything low-cut that showed any kind of cleavage. He’s very strict about that sort of thing.

“But clearly he’s a liar. All he is after is money and fame – he’s a fake and a phoney.”

Millie, 22, who is studying for a Masters in chemistry, said she was gutted after being dumped out of the blue by the light heavyweight fighter.

Tommy Fury

SPLIT: Tommy is the one who ended the two year relationship (Pic: MILLIE ROBERTS)

She said things had started to change for them after Tommy, who is of traveller descent, landed his first professional fight last December.

Millie said: “I was gutted, I really loved him – especially since it was me and my family who supported him and helped him get where he is.

“I paid for everything for Tommy because he didn’t have a job. He left school in the eighth grade and had no qualifications.

“I even had to buy my own Christmas and birthday presents from him.

“I didn’t mind, though, as he was so driven with his sport. All he wanted to do was box. He was so passionate about it and I wanted him to succeed. I still do.

Tommy Fury

GUTTED: Everything began to change after Tommy’s first professional fight last year (Pic: MILLIE ROBERTS)

“I was gutted, I really loved him”

Millie Roberts

“But it was me who paid for his first boxing boots, it was me who cooked his meals every day and did all his food prep for him. I paid for his gym, his bus to get to training every day. I was so proud of him.”

Millie said the cracks in their relationship grew wider after Tommy was offered £200,000 to appear on Love Island. But she said she “never for a second” thought he would say yes.

She said: “He swore he wasn’t interested, then a few days later was suggesting he did it and gave me half the money.

“I said if he thought I was going to watch my man on national TV kissing and doing God knows what with other women then he was crazy.

Tommy Fury Millie Roberts

OVER IT: Millie says a weight has been lifted from her shoulders since the break-up (Pic: MILLIE ROBERTS)

“He said I was right and he’d turn it down. Then a week later he split up with me and tried to say it was because his parents didn’t think he should have a girlfriend right now.”

Defiant Millie added: “It really hurt. But I’m over it now and my life is easier without Tommy in it.

“Not having him tell me what I can and can’t do is like having a weight lifted off my shoulders.

“I won’t be watching him on the show but I wish him all the best with it.”

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