Love Island USA’s Josh Goldstein has paid tribute to his late sister Lindsey in his first post since her death (Picture: CBS)
Love Island USA star Josh Goldstein has thanked fans for their support after the death of his sister, Lindsey.
The contestant and his girlfriend Shannon St Clair suddenly left season three last week after producers shared the sad news with the TV star.
Viewers were quick to flood the pair’s social media pages with comments of condolences and well wishes, leading the couple to post an update video over the weekend.
Taking to Instagram on Sunday, the pair could be seen cuddling in a video as Josh stated: ‘We just wanted to let everyone know we made it back to Massachusetts. We’re home with my family.
‘We want to thank everybody for not only the support throughout the show but the support in this tough time, dealing with the loss of my sister.’
The 24-year-old continued: ‘It’s been a hectic couple of days but we made it back, we’re with family, and we’re just mourning right now. We appreciate all the well-wishes and all the support. It means a lot.’
Josh went on to state that ‘it brought my sister joy’ to watch his relationship with Shannon, 24, deepen before she died.
Shannon added: ‘I also wanted to say, we love you guys, and Lindsey was such a huge fan of the show and would always watch her little brother and us and support him and us as a couple.
‘She’s the reason why we are together where we are right now. She’s the one who signed Josh up to the show. We owe that all to Lindsey.’
Shannon also thanked fans for ‘respecting Josh’s privacy at this moment’ and added: ‘We wanted to thank you all so much for all the messages and posts and the amazing love and support. It does not go unnoticed.’
Josh had previously stated that his sister was the reason he came on the show to find the ‘love of his life,’ Shannon, who he had asked to be his girlfriend in a previous episode.
Love Island USA is a spin-off of the British series and was commissioned in 2018.
Love Island USA streams live on CBS, on-demand on the CBS app, and Paramount+ from Tuesdays through Fridays and on Sundays.
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