After a tumultuous time in the Love Island villa this summer, Laura Anderson appeared to have finally found a steady romance with Max Morley.
But according to pals of the reality TV hunk, he’s having other ideas after their romantic trip to Barbados failed to turn up the heat.
Max, 25, is reported to have told his mates ‘there’s nothing’ between him and Laura after their sun-soaked break , paid for by Virgin Holidays, did little to improve their ‘dwindling romanc.’
A friend told The Sun : "Max has been voicing doubts about Laura for some time and when she invited him away he saw it as an opportunity to assess their relationship – as well as a freebie he couldn’t turn down.
Laura and Max went on a freebie holiday to Barbados
Max’s friends said he felt awkward on the holiday
"Even though Max knew they had to do a photo shoot as part of the trip, he thought Laura was playing up to the cameras and it didn’t sit well with him."
Max is also said to have upset Laura by deleting Instagram Stories videos of their time together.
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Laura and Max previously put on a steamy display in the back of a taxi
Laura was said to be annoyed when Max deleted pics of her
It could mean more heartache for Laura just after she was praised by fans for the way she dealt with previous ex Paul Knops at the very awkward reunion show.
The pair came to face to face as the islanders spent the weekend in a lavish countryside manor over Christmas.
Laura seized the opportunity to take Paul to one side for a chat to discuss how their relationship broke down weeks after leaving the reality show in August.
"We’ve come out of the villa and you’ve broken up with me very quickly which I still don’t get," explained Laura.
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She added: ‘We never got the chance to have a normal relationship, we went on one date.’
Paul responded: "I want to draw a line under things and both of us move on, I want us both to be happy I’m happy for you."
Former air hostess Laura said: "I think the conversation needed to happen, we’re here together, and I’m happy."
Laura and Paul seemed loved up after leaving the villa but it didn’t last
She developed a reputation for being unlucky in love during her time in the villa.
Her first partner Wes Nelson left her for Wes Nelson before she fell for Jack Fowler only for him to