Have Jake and Liberty quit Love Island 2021? Here's what we know

Bye-bye Jiberty

Liberty and Jake from Love Island 2021, Episode 1
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In a shock move that has left us all reeling, Jake and Liberty have left the Love Island 2021 villa just days before the big Love Island final.

In the preview for tonight’s episode, we saw the two of them on what was probably a very awkward final date, after calling it quits on their seven-week relationship. In the preview, we then saw them asking the other couples to sit around the fire pit, where they obviously delivered this bombshell.

Yep, that’s right, Jake and Liberty have reportedly left just three days before the end of the show. This will no doubt go down in history as one of Love Island's most memorable moments.

A source broke the news to the Daily Mail and said: “It was a really tough decision for the couple to make, but it felt like the right thing to do."

Liberty, Kaz and Jake from Love Island 2021

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“They'd given it their all on camera and wanted to let their friends in other couples have a chance at winning. Saying goodbye was emotional for all the Islanders, as they've become so close, like family, but it won't be long before they're all reunited.”

The source also added: “It's not 100 percent over for Jake and Liberty, there are still a lot of feelings involved, so who knows what will happen in the future.”

Liberty and Jake Love Island 2021

(Image credit: ITV / Lifted Entertainment)

Why have Jake and Liberty left Love Island?

Their decision to leaves follows their dramatic breakup. This drama follows a rocky week for ‘Jiberty’ after Liberty and the rest of the villa began to question if Jake’s feelings were actually genuine. 

When confronted by her, he would always just deliver his favorite phrase: "You’re my girlfriend." That fixes everything, right? Right? Err...

The couple officially ended it in last night's episode, after Liberty was reduced to tears after feeling that Jake didn't love her. Liberty then told him she wouldn't change for anyone and needed to be true to herself. They were the only original couple remaining and the first to become boyfriend and girlfriend this season.

Twitter fans have lost it at the news—not to mention the fact it’s a bit of a  spoiler for tonight's episode...

One wrote: “Jake and Liberty have left apparently honestly wish there was some way of giving her the 50k!! #LoveIsland”

Another said: “Love the fact everyone has announced that Jake and Liberty have left the villa. Spoilers much? ” Sorry about that… 

As Jake and Liberty have now left the competition, we now know our final four couples: Liam and Millie, Kaz and Tyler, Faye and Teddy, and Toby and Chloe. But who will win Love Island 2021? Only a few days left until we find out...

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

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