Jacques O'Neill admits he still has feelings for Paige Thorne

‘I’m always gonna care for her’: Love Island’s Jacques O’Neill admits he still has feelings for Paige Thorne and he has ‘her back’ after she was ‘done over badly’ by Adam Collard

Jacques O’Neill has admitted he still cares for his former flame Paige Thorne, after her split from Adam Collard. 

Paige, 24, previously coupled up with Jacques, 23, on the ITV2 show before he left the island for his mental health, and she then continued the show in a couple with Adam.

But Jacques has confessed that his feelings for the paramedic haven’t gone away, after they were spotted putting on a cosy display in Manchester earlier this month. 

Lingering feelings: Jacques O’Neill has admitted he still cares for his former flame Paige Thorne, after her split from Adam Collard

Speaking to OK! he said: ‘I have no bad blood about her at all and she has nothing against me whatever happened, happened it was on a show and it’s been done.

‘Whenever I see Paige I am going to speak to the girl. I’ve got nothing against her. She’s a lovely girl and I’m always gonna care for her. It’s as simple as that.’

He continued: ‘Once you have feelings for someone it doesn’t just go, you’re always going to care for them no matter what, so that’s how I see Paige right now.’

Getting cosy: He continued: ‘Once you have feelings for someone it doesn’t just go, you’re always going to care for them no matter what, so that’s how I see Paige right now’

It comes after Paige was spotted speaking into Jacques’ ear as they socialised at the GraceJacob Selfridges&Co event at Mnky Hse restaurant last Saturday.

Pictures, obtained by MailOnline, showed Paige and Jacques looking very close as they chatted in the busy crowds at the fun-filled event.

Paige was seen speaking into Jacques’ ear in the noisy setting, while the rugby player appeared to be leaning in towards her. 

Short-lived: Paige, 24, previously coupled up with Jacques, 23, on the ITV2 show before he left the island for his mental health, and she then continued the show in a couple with Adam

The pair appeared to be engaged in an avid conversation as Paige appeared to put her arm around Jacques as partygoers danced around them.

Prior to his exit from Love Island, Jacques had flirted with and kissed other girls during the infamous Casa Amor episodes, tarnishing his relationship with Paige.

Talking about her decision to walk away from him, Paige has previously said: ‘I was like, if I don’t stop it now, I know that I will really fall too hard, and I will not be able to get myself out.

She revealed that since the show the pair have been in touch and added: ‘We’re on good terms.’

Oh no! Prior to his exit from Love Island, Jacques had flirted with and kissed other girls during the infamous Casa Amor episodes, tarnishing his relationship with Paige

Earlier this month, Paige split from boyfriend Adam after it emerged he allegedly cheated on her.

Jacques added that he would always have Paige’s back, and hinted at the breakup by saying she had been ‘done over badly’ by someone.

He said: ‘She’s getting a lot of hate and bad press, but if we’ve got each other to look out for each other why would we not, because we’re actually good people. So it’s just normal to be nice to each other.

In her corner: Jacques added that he would always have Paige’s back, and hinted at the breakup by saying she had been ‘done over badly’ by someone

‘She’s been done over badly by you know someone, so I’m going to have her back when she’s been treated badly by a bloke like that.’ 

However, he also insisted the pair were currently just friends and that he has been focussing on himself rather than romance. 

In October, Paige claimed she’s seen even more videos of ex-boyfriend ‘cheating’.

In September, a video of Adam putting his arm around a woman in McDonald’s went viral. 

Short-lived: Earlier this month, Paige split from boyfriend Adam after it emerged he allegedly cheated on her 

He was then pictured partying in Ibiza while cosying up to another girl at a pool party. 

After the photo and videos came out, Paige removed all traces of Adam from her social media and unfollowed him on Instagram.

Adam later confirmed he and Paige are no longer together, telling The Sun: ‘We’re not together. Things happen. But I mean she is a great girl.’

Paige has since broken her silence on the shock split, in an appearance on the Saving Grave podcast.

She confirmed: ‘I’m single – living my best life. No I’m kidding, it’s been a really s**t time.’

Opening up about the cheating allegations, Paige said Adam was ‘not friends’ with the woman and that there was even more video evidence.

She said: ‘It’s not just that video. There are other videos that people don’t know about of different people, on the same night, in different locations.

Oh dear: A video of Adam, 26, putting his arm around a woman in McDonald’s previously went viral

‘At first, I was like, nah do you know what? It’s just an arm. I get that people get flirty. There’s nothing to it. If I’m in the club and a guy puts his arm around me, is it cheating? No.

‘And then these other videos came out and I’m just like, ooh. Ooh, I can’t justify this.’

Paige said the videos show Adam and women in the VIP toilets and ruled out any chance of the couple reconciling.

She went on: ‘I mean, would you? Would you get back with someone like that? The videos speak for themselves. The ones everyone has seen and the ones only I’ve seen.’

Not getting back together: Paige said the videos show Adam and women in the VIP toilets and ruled out any chance of the couple reconciling

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