Ex-girlfriend of Australian Love Island star Aaron Waters accuses him of ‘body-shaming her and mocking her acne’ as he returns to the spotlight on the UK show
The ex of one of the Aussie ‘bombshells’ on Love Island UK has accused him of disrespecting her during their time together on the Australian version of the show.
She made a series of damning claims about Aaron on Instagram, after he debuted alongside Jessie Wynter as late entries to the Winter Love Island series, which is currently being filmed in South Africa and airing concurrently in Britain.
Aaron Waters’ ex Courtney Stubbs (pictured) has accused him of disrespecting her during their time together on Love Island Australia. Aaron is now appearing as a contestant on the popular British version of the dating show
‘I have never addressed this before… because every time I think about it, it makes me want to bawl my eyes out,’ she began.
‘[Aaron] has gone on to love Island UK and first thing he wanted to do was in his promotion was drag me. Now this isn’t the first time he’s dragged me, so it’s something I’m quite used to, honestly. But after a year’s time, I thought, “Surely he would just stop talking badly about me?’
Courtney went on to say that Aaron’s behavior towards her was ‘horrible’.
Courtney made a series of damning claims about Aaron on Instagram, after he debuted alongside Jessie Wynter as late entries to the Winter Love Island series
‘He bullied me, belittled me, he skin-shamed me, he body-shamed me. He would constantly tell me to f**k off [and] shut up the whole show, and made it his personal vendetta against me to make sure every single guy felt the same way he felt about me,’ she added.
Courtney said she never said anything back to Aaron or called him out on his alleged behaviour because she didn’t know how to respond at the time.
She also claimed Aaron would take subtle swipes about her appearance, saying he preferred ‘clean girls’ and ‘girls who took care of their skin’ – despite Courtney taking medication for her severe acne.
‘I literally had cystic acne on my face, which I obviously already felt so insecure about going on TV with my skin like that,’ she said. ‘So, to have someone to point that out to you, I’m like, “Oh great. Guys are going to notice this the whole show.”‘
‘He bullied me, belittled me, he skin-shamed me, he body-shamed me. He would constantly tell me to f**k off [and] shut up the whole show, and made it his personal vendetta against me to make sure every single guy felt the same way he felt about me,’ she alleged
Courtney (right) said she never said anything back to Aaron (left) or called him out on his alleged behaviour because she didn’t know how to respond at the time
Courtney also alleged Aaron would criticise her weight and say he ‘likes [it] when girls take care of their bodies and go to the gym’. At the time, she was struggling to lose weight.
Breaking down in tears, she added: ‘So I was going on the show, not feeling confident in my skin, not feeling confident in my body, and then he literally just straight up the first morning in the villa shamed me for my skin and my body.’
She then called out Love Island UK for giving him a platform for a second time.
As two contestants from Down Under make their mark, many Brits are not happy with the show selecting islanders who aren’t from the UK. (Pictured: Aaron Waters)
‘I don’t know how men get away with bullying girls, belittling girls, telling girls they’re fat and their skin is bad,’ she said.
‘All I did was get bullied by him. And then this is what I have to deal with… And it would just be nice for people to actually know what he’s like.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Love Island UK for comment.
Courtney isn’t the only one unhappy with Aaron’s appearance on Love Island, with many Brits are not happy with the show selecting islanders who aren’t from the UK.
Taking to the comments section of Love Island’s official Instagram account, fans are saying the Aussie intruders aren’t ‘necessary at all’.
The Love Island contestants were left shocked on Friday night as two new Aussie islanders entered the villa. (Pictured: Aaron and Jessie Wynter)
Others have pointed out the logistical problems of Brits and Aussies finding love when they live on opposite sides of the world.
‘What’s the point of bringing Australians? How will it work when they live across the world from London?’ one viewer said.
‘I don’t get this. Will they move their whole life over to the UK?’ another questioned.
‘I’m from Australia but why? I love Love Island as it’s from the UK and this ruins it. Aaron isn’t a bombshell either… think he’s too into himself,’ an Aussie wrote.
Aaron, 24, was a star on season three of Love Island Australia and made it to the top three with partner Jess Velkovski
The Aussie bombshells, Aaron and Jessie Wynter, are new to the South African villa, but are no strangers to the franchise.
Jessie appeared on season two of Love Island Australia, where she coupled up with four different boys.
She sparked controversy when she split with Gerard to pursue a romance with Todd.
Aaron was a star on season three of Love Island Australia and made it to the top three with his eventual partner Jess Velkovski.