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Andrew Brady has issued a statement about the breakdown of his relationship with Caroline Flack.
Andrew was seen removing his belongings — including the pair’s pet dog Ruby — from Caroline’s London apartment earlier this week.
He has now opened up on his relationship with the Love Island host and revealed the real reason for their split.
Sharing the statement with his 65,900 Twitter followers and 217,000 Instagram followers, Andrew wrote: “I would like to issue a statement as I believe stories, half truths and lies have been circulated in the media by various parties and are to a large extent inaccurate.
“This was at times before and during my relationship with Caroline. But I do not believe Caroline was party to this. One ex-girlfriend and another girl have chosen to go to the press to divulge stories that were embellished.
“For the record I saw one for a few dates and one for a number of weeks. Lack of trust was a major factor in my decision to end these short relationships. Thankfully this has proven to be a good decision based on the fact that they both sold stories on me. I hope they now have closure and can move on.
Caroline Flack is pictured out and about the day after her split from Andrew Brady with her engagement ring still on [Rex ]
“My relationship with Caroline will always remain special to me, we were deeply in love, as proven by the level of commitment from the early stage of our relationship. For reasons personal to us, we mutually decided it was going to be very difficult to sustain a long term relationship, but was more about our personalities than our actions.
“Our relationship will remain special in my life, a part I will never forget. Caroline knows I wish her every success and hope one day she can find happiness. Also my regards to her parents and family who made me feel special and part of their family.
“I was extremely naive at the beginning of our relationship as I genuinely didn’t realise how much press attention we would get. Since our relationship began we have been under constant scrutiny. Our friends and family have had to endure lies printed in the media that have affected us deeply and ultimately played a role in the break down of our relationship.
“I am far from perfect but I have learned a great lesson in how those human imperfections can be blown out of all proportion. The stress has taken its told on myself as well as my family and friends. I would like to thank my parents, my sister and my friends. You certainly learn who your true friends are when going through the kind of experience I have.
“I am trying my hardest to move on with my life and put all the stress behind me. I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone for your kind words and support.”
He signed off the lengthy note: “Love and respect always. Andrew Brady X,” and captioned the post: “A few words from me…just to clear some things up,” alongside a broken heart emoji.