TV star going through ‘toughest time’ after suffering their mum’s sudden death

Kieran Nicholls
Kieran Nicholls starred on Love Island in 2018(Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

Love Island star Kieran Nicholls has been going through ‘unexplainable pain’ after his mum’s sudden death.

The 31-year-old who was a bombshell on the 2018 series of the ITV show has opened up about his grief after his mum died suddenly on December 26 2023.

Taking to Instagram stories, he shared an emotional statement about the ‘toughest time’ of his life.

‘I’ve been going through the toughest time of my entire life these past 4 weeks. This pain that I am feeling right now is something unexplainable.. Something that I will never fully get over,’ he began.

The post obtained by The Sun continued: ‘On the 26th December 2023 my mum was suddenly taken from this earth.

‘The most kind, loving, caring person to ever walk this planet. And I’m so proud to call her my mum.

SHOCK LOSS Love Island star reveals secret heartache after shock death of his mum He turned his back on fame to focus on a fitness career after leaving the villa
Kieron shared an emotional tribute (Picture: Instagram/Kieran Nicholl)

‘The bond me and my sisters shared with my mum was unique and something we will cherish forever. I miss you mum.’

Following the initial post, Kieran has been shown support by some of his 289k followers on the social media platform which he truly appreciates.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 16: Kieran Nicholls attends the Float Like A Butterfly Ball in aid of Caudwell Children at The Grosvenor House Hotel on November 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Kieran has been ‘overwhelmed’ with messages (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

‘Completely overwhelmed with the amount of messages I’ve received from the passing of my mum,’ he wrote.

‘I’ve been trying to get back to you all but there are literally thousands and I’m finding it hard right now. Just know I appreciate every single one of you.’

Editorial use only Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/Shutterstock (9757850c) Kieran Nicholls speaks to Alexandra Cane. 'Love Island' TV Show, Series 4, Episode 39, Majorca, Spain - 12 Jul 2018 Love and grafting is in the air. Samira Mighty decides to leave the villa and follow her heart. The girls get some hot stuff in today's challenge. A recoupling is looming and Alexandra Cane has a lot to think about.
Kieran didn’t find a connection (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

Kieran was in the Love Island villa for four days. Although he shared his intention to get to know Kaz Crossley and chatted to Alexandra Cane, he failed to find a connection.

He’s had better luck outside of the villa and is happily coupled up with Ellena Hoad, who founded a clothing brand and fitness app.

The former reality star has himself set up his own online coaching business, and posts fitness-based videos on YouTube, and Instagram which often features Ellena.

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