Zara McDermott has begged for Sam Thompson’s forgiveness, after it emerged she cheated on him last year.
The ‘Love Island’ star has sent a grovelling apology to the ‘Made In Chelsea’ alum as she confirmed she had been unfaithful with music boss Brahim Fouradi during her stint on ‘X Factor: Celebrity’.
Taking to her Instagram account, she wrote: "Hey everyone, I just wanted to address the recent speculation in the media. A huge mistake I made a year ago has recently come to light and I want to face this head on. I don’t condone being unfaithful and I made a huge mistake at a time in my life where I was hugely selfish and immature. I believe I have learnt so much from my mistake. I want to apologise to my Sam for everything I have put him through, for the pain, the embarrassment, the anger and the hurt. All I want to do is make this right and I think the least he deserves is me being honest with myself and all of you. I love you Sam. Forever."
Zara and Sam’s split was confirmed earlier this month.
A source said at the time: "Zara and Sam split towards the end of last month. They had been arguing a lot since moving in together as a result of lockdown and things just built up between them. Zara has moved back to her parents’ house in Essex where she’s taking some time for herself, she really loved Sam so this hasn’t been easy for her. Sam has gone away to have a break from it all and clear his head away from Zara and social media."
And Sam was said to be "devastated" by Zara’s cheating.
An insider added: "Sam suspected quite early on that something was going on between Zara and Brahim, and there was a big confrontation. She was spending increasing amounts of time with him backstage, and hanging around after hours. Sam found out and kicked off. He’s devastated about how things have turned out."