In a Love Island first, the couple, who made their seven-week long relationship official, have decided to go their separate ways ahead of the series finale on Monday.
Cracks began to show after a clip of Jake, 24, confessing to not wanting to ‘rip Liberty’s clothes off’ was aired in the villa, and his fellow Islanders started to doubt his sincerity.
‘I want someone who loves me for me’: Liberty Poole has split from Jake Cornish after just four weeks – and has removed the bracelet he gifted to her when he asked her to be his girlfriend
Tonight’s episode of the ITV2 dating show will see Liberty, 21, tell Jake ‘I just don’t feel like you love me for me and I want someone who loves me for me.’
Jake asks: ‘What are we saying then, are we saying we’ll go our separate ways then?’
During the couple’s emotional conversation, Liberty is seen fiddling with the bracelet Jake gifted to her as a symbol of their relationship, having removed it from her wrist.
In a preview clip, which aired at the end of Wednesday’s show, former Nando’s waitress Liberty was seen sobbing, while sat with Jake discussing their romance.
She said: ‘I don’t think we are right for each other’, after being in a relationship with Jake, who she coupled up with at the beginning of the series, for the last four weeks.
It’s all over: In a Love Island first, the couple, who made their seven-week long relationship official, have decided to go their separate ways ahead of the series finale on Monday
Heartbreaking: Tonight’s episode of the ITV2 dating show will see Liberty tell Jake ‘I just don’t feel like you love me for me and I want someone who loves me for me’
Despite their split, Liberty and Jake still remain in the villa and have a chance of winning the £50,000 prize fund.
Jake asked Liberty to be his girlfriend midway through the series, giving her a magnetic bracelet as a promise of his affections.
However, some viewers accused him of copying Kem Cetinay from the 2017 series, when he used the same gesture to make his relationship with Amber Davies official.
The couple were favourites to win, but their relationship quickly took a turn for the worse after footage was shown of Jake encouraging the boys to pursue connections with the bombshells in Casa Amor.
During a ‘movie night’ set up by producers, the cast were shown a clip of Jake saying: ‘You boys are all single men, none of you have a label on you and I think a label cements that thing, with me it definitely cemented that thing.
‘If I was in your shoes, and wasn’t seeing Lib and that I’d be in here thinking f*** it. If I got something better, I’m going to chat to them and get to know them more, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you’re on a lads’ holiday and you’ve not got a girlfriend then you’re doing bits.’
Better days: Cracks began to show after a clip of Jake confessing to not wanting to ‘rip Liberty’s clothes off’ was aired in the villa, and his Islanders started to doubt his sincerity
Faye Winter, 26, was furious with Jake after knowing he had egged on the boys to be unfaithful, and called him out on his questionable behaviour.
She said: ‘F*** off Jake, are you joking? You’re all like sisters to me… I hope no one treats your f***ing sister like you have treated us there because you’d be f***ing livid Jake.’
Liberty was devastated to learn Jake had confided in the boys over doubts he had at the beginning of their romance, weeks after making it official.
He said: ‘The biggest thing is the personality, her personality is mint, I can’t fault her, literally talking to Lib is like talking to Jake with a wig on, it’s just not that 100 per cent where I look at her and go, I haven’t got the girl there where I’m like f*** me I want to rip your clothes off.
‘I don’t want to fake any s*** you know what I mean? I don’t want to say I really do like her when I don’t, I’d be lying to myself.’
‘Are you joking?’: Faye Winter was furious with Jake after knowing he had egged on the boys to be unfaithful during their time in Casa Amor, and called him out on his questionable behaviour
Liberty was forced to question her romance with Jake again this week after he finally confessed to being in love with her.
She told the girls: ‘You guys are going to be so proud of me, I literally went upstairs, and I said how I felt, and I didn’t take no s*** and I stood my ground.
‘There was a lot of deflection going on at first and I was like “just say to me how you feel” and he was like “you know what Lib, you make me feel ways that I didn’t feel before”, he said “you make me feel nervous and I’ve never felt like that in my life.” And then he goes “I do love you.”‘
But the girls didn’t react in the way Liberty had hoped, with the likes of Chloe Burrows and best pal Kaz Kamwi warning her against fully giving her heart to Jake, despite his declaration of love.
Chloe said: ‘You’re going to hate me; do you not think he’s telling you what you want to hear right now? Don’t hate me but is it convenient he’s said I this evening after all of this?’
Fake?: Jake asked Liberty to be his girlfriend midway through the series, giving her a magnetic bracelet as a promise of his affections, in a move some viewers recognised as a copycat from Kem Cetinay’s series