The sexy singletons were the first couple formed during the first show of the highly-anticipated seventh series, though Liberty’s head was briefly turned by hunky Brad McClelland.
But now viewers reckon the waitress, 21, could be heading for early heartbreak after the water engineer, 24, expressed an interest in her mother before commenting that she was probably a ‘milf’, leaving fans worried he has ‘mummy issues’.
Mum’s the word: Love Island fans were worried for Liberty Poole’s heart on Monday after being left convinced that Jake Cornish may be interested in her mum following a very probing chat
The drama came as the duo sat down for a chat as they got to know each other after coupling up earlier in the show.
As Liberty asked what kind of personality in a girl that Jake tends to go for, he replied: ‘I like a mumsy in the week and then lets her hair down at the weekend.’
He went on to add that he was ‘massively family oriented’, with Liberty agreeing that family is important to her as well.
At this, Jake flashed a smile as he asked: ‘Does your mum look like you? I reckon she does, doesn’t she?’
Red flag: The water engineer, 24, expressed an interest in Liberty’s mother before commenting that she was probably a ‘milf’, leaving fans worried he has ‘mummy issues’
‘I reckon you’ve got a milf of a mum!
A laughing Liberty then nodded as she confirmed: ‘Yeah! Everyone thinks we’re like sisters when we go out!
‘I inherited the good genes of her.’
Smiling enthusiastically, the Weston-super-Mare born hunk added: ‘Yeah definitely.’
Liberty continued of her mother: ‘She looks really good for her age.’
Getting to know you: Jake flashed a smile as he asked: ‘Does your mum look like you? I reckon she does, doesn’t she? I reckon you’ve got a milf of a mum!’
Lookalike: A laughing Liberty then nodded as she confirmed: ‘Yeah! Everyone thinks we’re like sisters when we go out! ‘I inherited the good genes of her’
With a grinning Jake quick to respond: ‘Oh bless her. I’d like to meet your mum!’
The exchange instantly sparked a big reaction from fans, with Jake’s complimentary words leaving them feeling as though he may have more interest in Liberty’s parent than the Birmingham-born beauty herself.
‘I’m in bed still thinking about how Jake is trying to move to Liberty’s mum. Bet he can’t wait to leave the show’ tweeted one viewer.
Keen: Liberty continued of her mother: ‘She looks really good for her age’, with a grinning Jake quick to respond: ‘Oh bless her. I’d like to meet your mum!’
I got it from my mamma: Liberty seen posing with her mother in an Instagram snap
While another shared: ‘Jake sounds like he’s into liberty’s mum LMAO.’
‘what in the mummy issues? liberty babe he wants to s**g ya mum’ shared a third.
‘Jake deffo has mummy issues’ came the response from a fourth watcher.
A fifth person said: ‘I’m honestly getting red flags from Jake, first with the foot fetish and now wanting Liberty’s mum omg.’
Alarm bells: The exchange instantly sparked a big reaction from fans, with Jake’s complimentary words leaving them feeling as though he may have more interest in Liberty’s parent than the Birmingham-born beauty herself
With another adding: ‘Jake is giving very much ‘gonna leave Liberty for her mum after i suck her toes’ vibes.’
This wasn’t the only time Jake raised eyebrows during Monday’s launch show as he left viewers ‘scarred’ as he attempted to record Toby Aromolaran sucking on Kaz Kamwi‘s toe during a game of Truth Or Dare.
As the awkward moment unfolded around the infamous fire pit, Jake – who admitted having a foot fetish during his opening interview – leaned into Liberty and whispered: ‘I’m recording it,’ with a smile on his face.
As they tuned into the first episode of the much anticipated seventh season of the ITV2 show, one person tweeted: ‘Gone from football to love island!! Not sure I was ready for Jake’s foot fetish #LoveIsland.’
Yikes: Love Island viewers were left ‘scarred’ and ‘shocked’ after contestant Jake – who admitted having a foot fetish – attempted to record a toe-sucking dare
Another added: ‘Please I’m still in shock from foot fetish jake actually recording it,’ while a third wrote: ‘I’ve been scarred watching that foot fetish take place.’
As the Islanders neared the end of their first day in paradise and after checking each other out, they gathered at the fire pit for a game of dares in the evening.
First up to the post was semi-pro footballer Toby, who picked a dare from the box reading: ‘One of you must suck the toes of the other for 30 seconds’ – leading to the raucous behaviour ensuing.
Before Jake entered the villa, viewers were shown a clip of the Weston-Super-Mare lad telling the camera what he looks for in a girl, and were left surprised when the water engineer confessed: ‘I go for little feet because I have a massive foot fetish. I like sucking toes.’
Up close: First up to the post was semi-pro footballer Toby, who picked a dare from the box reading: ‘One of you must suck the toes of the other for 30 seconds’
Not ready: As they tuned into the first episode one person tweeted: ‘Gone from football to love island!! Not sure I was ready for Jake’s foot fetish #LoveIsland’
Jake isn’t the first person to enter the Mallorca villa with a penchant for feet.
In 2020, Finley Tapp won the winter version of the competition alongside Paige Turley, with the tattooed hunk admitting during one episode: ‘One of my sexual turn ons are feet.’
The Islanders game of dares was soon interrupted when Toby received text.
Toby received a voice note from Chloe reading: ‘Hey boys. How are you?…
‘Chloe here. I’ve just arrived and I’m outside the front of the Villa. I’d like to take you all on a date but I’ll let you guys decide who wants to come and join me. Hopefully I’ll see you soon.’
Love Island continues Tuesday at 9pm on ITV2.
LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE COUPLES
Liberty and Jake
Coupled up: Liberty and Jake formed the first couple on the 2021 series of Love Island
Name: Liberty Poole
Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student
Who is their type on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy.
‘But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong. So I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.’
Name: Jake Cornish
Occupation: Water Engineer
Who is their type on paper? ‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you…
‘I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!
Sharon and Hugo
Compatible? Sharon and Hugo also coupled up on the first show, however time will tell if they last the season
Name: Sharon Gaffka
Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport
Who is their type on paper? ‘I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me. ‘
Name: Hugo Hammond
Occupation: PE Teacher
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.
‘I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.’
Kaz and Toby
Will it last? Fashion blogger Kaz and Semi-pro footballer Toby made another pair
Name: Kaz Kamwi
Occupation: Fashion Blogger
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?’
Name: Toby Aromolaran
Occupation: Semi-pro footballer
How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.’
Faye and Brad
Instant attraction: Faye proved very popular with the hunks and Brad did not hesitate to couple up with her
Name: Faye Winter
Occupation: Letting Manager
What is her type on paper? ‘Someone that will put me in my place. Someone that makes me laugh. But also someone that takes my banter.’
Name: Brad McClelland
Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.
Shannon and Aaron
Duo: Shannon and Aaron were also coupled together in the first match of the series
Name: Shannon Singh
Occupation: Glamour model
Who is their type on paper? ‘I don’t feed off looks, I feed off energy, I need someone with personality. Just someone I can have fun with.
‘I’m a party girl, I love going out, I’m very social. For me it’s quite hard to find people who are genuine and looking for what you’re looking for’
Name: Aaron Francis
Occupation: Luxury Events Host
Who is their type on paper? ‘I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking.
‘I love that.’