Jake has been on the show from day one (Picture: ITV)
Things are heating up in the Love Island villa as it approaches its grand finale.
One individual who has been bringing the heat since day one is contestant Jake Cornish.
‘I was in a relationship for seven years and then when lockdown hit, I was single. The opportunity is there, you might as well take it by the horns and go for it,’ he said.
He has been coupled up with Liberty Poole from day one, with the couple weathering every challenge thrown their way.
However, could doubts be starting to enter Liberty’s mind? Or could these potential cracks in their relationship be a part of a secret task?
As uncertainty begins to creep in, let’s get to know Jake a little better…
Jake says he was single during the pandemic (Picture: ITV)
Who is Jake Cornish and what’s his Instagram?
Standing at 5 feet 11 inches, Jake, opened up about how important loyalty and respect are for him ahead of entering the villa – even if it’s something he doesn’t see a lot of.
‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you. I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands,’ he said.
‘This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!’
His Instagram handle is jakecornish7 – his friends are currently managing his account whilst he is in the villa.
How old is Jake Cornish and what is his job?
Jake, 24, is a Water Engineer, although his social media page mainly shows him enjoying a cold one with his pals, or relaxing with his niece and nephew.
He’s also opened up about his ‘dream woman’, and admitted he once sent Billie Faiers a message ‘for a laugh’.
‘My ideal woman is Billie Faiers. She is my dream woman. I think for a laugh once with the boys, I messaged her,’ he said. ‘I can’t remember what I messaged her.
‘She’s a lady, she’s just lush.’
Liberty and Jaker have been loved up for most of the series (Picture: ITV)
Who is Jake Cornish’s ex-girlfriend?
Not much is known about his ‘seven-year’ relationship, nor who is his ex is.
However, during Jake’s time in the villa, one of his ex-girlfriends posted now-deleted social media posts accusing him of gaslighting her during their relationship.
In posts published by The Sun, Jake’s old flame accused him of ‘mistreatment’ and alleged ‘toxic behaviour’ in now-deleted posts on social media, after Jake claimed he had remained single during lockdown.
The unnamed ex hit out online after hearing Jake complain of a romantic drought, writing: ‘Lonely and single for eight months? Have a day off.’
However, a source close to Jake came to their friend’s defence, saying: ‘This bears no resemblance to the Jake we know and love, who we hope viewers are seeing for themselves on screen.’
Love Island told Metro.co.uk: ‘Jake has no means of defending himself from these labels, which are no doubt hurtful for his family and friends to read.
‘It is particularly disappointing to read at a time when we are encouraging viewers to Be Kind.’
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox
Credit: Original article published here.