'We're just very different!' Love Island winner Jess Harding 'sad' after Sammy Root split

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'Love Island' star Jess Harding has broken her silence following her split from fellow winner Sammy Root, admitting she feels "sad" about their break up, but they were "very different" people.

Jess Harding, Sammy Root

'Love Island' winner Jess Harding feels "sad" after splitting from Sammy Root, but she is "getting there".

The 23-year-old aesthetics practitioner and the 22-year-old project manager won the 10th series of the ITV2 dating show in July, but the pair went their separate ways just over a week ago.

When asked in an Instagram Q and A how she is doing since her break-up, Jess replied: "It's been over a week now since we split, so I'm getting there. We shared a once in a lifetime experience together so of course I'm sad."

Jess admitted she and Sammy broke up because they are "very different and behave different".

She added: "I really don't want to go into detail by doing a big statement, but we're just very different and behave different and that's it."

Sammy recently claimed he was "shocked" to read about their split in the media this week, insisting he and Jess hadn't had a chance to "speak in person" about their relationship status.

He wrote on his Instagram Story: "Yes, we had a private conversation regarding our relationship, but this was left up in the air as Jess is still away and we haven't had a chance to speak in person.

"For me to then see today via the media that we had officially broken up came as a total shock. To be totally clear - I at least wanted a face-to-face conversation to see if our relationship could be saved and felt this would be the respectful way forward."

The former couple scooped £50,000 between them when they won this summer's 'Love Island'.

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