Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague has slammed suggestions that she and boyfriend Tommy Fury have flouted coronavirus rules by jetting off on holiday.
The couple are currently enjoying a romantic break in the Maldives after spending several days in Dubai where they met up with pals Maura Higgins and Christopher Taylor.
With Boris Johnson announcing a new tier four system for various areas across the UK, many wondered whether Tommy and Molly-Mae were breaking the rules travelling abroad.
Responding to the claims, Molly-Mae wrote in her Instagram stories: ‘In response to the messages I’m already getting about us being away throughout this time…
‘Please understand that Tommy and I left the UK from Cheshire which was in Tier 2 at the time. We didn’t break any rules coming away.’
She added: ‘If we knew these rules were going to be put in place then obviously we would have never left the UK.
‘The minute we arrive home we will be following government guidelines.’
Molly-Mae earlier said of the strict new measures which were announced on Saturday: ‘I can’t wrap my head around the news of tier 4 rules being inforced [sic] just before Christmas alone in her house just absolutely breaks my heart.
‘I’m thinking of everyone at home and especially my followers who are now in tier 4 category and won’t be able to spend Christmas with their families, like myself. We will get through Covid stronger… Love you all.’
It’s believed Molly-Mae, 21, will not be able to see her family this Christmas as they’re in Hertfordshire which has been plunged into tier four, while she lives in Cheshire with Tommy.
Her boxer boyfriend also expressed his sadness at the news, which will mean millions of families being torn apart this Christmas.
Tommy, 21, wrote in his own post: ‘So unbelievably sad to hear about the tier 4 lockdown rules being put in place for Christmas… what a way to end the year.
‘I’m thinking of everyone at home right now, I know how hard Christmas can be for people without being apart from the people they love…
‘Let’s all pray for a better 2021.’
Government guidelines on their website state that those in tier two, like Cheshire, should ‘stay local and avoid travelling outside of your local area, meaning your village or town, or part of a city, where possible’.
The advice adds: ‘People should continue to travel for reasons such as work, education, getting medical attention or fulfilling caring responsibilities.’
Molly-Mae and Tommy have been giving their Instagram followers serious travel envy with their stunning snaps from the Maldives.
In her recent travel vlog from Dubai, Molly-Mae admitted she and Tommy have ‘fallen in love all over again’.
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