Charlie Brake abruptly ended his relationship with Ellie Brown weeks after the duo met on Love Island – posting a short and sweet statement on Instagram to announce the pair were done.
Rumours then emerged claiming Ellie had broken up with Charlie because he cheated on her, after he was reportedly spotted in a swanky restaurant with a mystery woman.
However, one publication now claims that this wasn’t the case, stating Charlie had not cheated, but instead “had enough of Ellie” and that it had been “coming for weeks” – and told pals that the woman he was pictured with was “just a friend”.
A source told The Sun: “Charlie has told everyone he is the one who dumped Ellie because he’d just had enough of her. He said it had been coming for weeks.
“He got tired of the way she spoke to him and said she would try and control him.
“Ellie hated him drinking with mates but it was fine when she wanted to go out with her mates.
“Charlie’s young, he felt like he had a ball and chain with Ellie.”
The revelation comes after Ellie reportedly confronted Charlie, after she was sent pictures of him on a night out with another female.
But Charlie, who claims it was dinner with a pal, apparently didn’t tell the blonde beauty in fear she would “overreact”.
The source added: “The woman was a friend.
“He told Ellie he was seeing mates and left it vague. He knew she would kick off if he was out with another woman and he just wanted a bit of time away from her.”
A representative for Charlie and Ellie declined to comment when approached by OK! Online.