Love Island's Gabby has been experiencing some disgusting abuse on Instagram. And now, her boyfriend is speaking out...
Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville were one of the strongest couples on Love Island this year.
They were the first to make things official in the villa, becoming boyfriend and girlfriend after a dramatic re-coupling, and made it to fourth place in the final.
Since landing back in the UK and taking their romance to the ‘real world’, the pair have been posting a number of loved-up snaps and speaking out about their romance.
But, sadly, it seems as though Gabby has been dealing with something pretty upsetting behind the scenes. And, this week, she decided to shed some light on it.
Disgustingly, she’s been hit with racist messages on social media.
Opening up on Instagram Stories, the 25-year-old said: ‘…I’m absolutely horrified at the amount of disgusting racial abuse due to mine and Marcel’s relationship.
‘It’s completely unacceptable and to know that this is still goes on in 2017, it breaks my heart. I’ve grown up in multi-cultural and LGBTQIA environments all my life. To know that this is still a thing, I’m mind-blown.’
Opening up further on Thursday morning’s Lorraine, alongside Marcel, she said: ‘I just couldn’t believe in this day and age that I was ever going to come out to that.