Another TikTok has been the catalyst of drama between Love Island Australia 2021 contestants Emily Ward, Courtney Stubbs and Lexy Thornberry.
Tensions hit an all-time high after Lexy posted a since-deleted TikTok of Courtney reacting to a video of her villa bae Noah Hura at a bar with Emily in Melbourne.
The pair were reportedly spending time together at Two Wrongs on the night of the Love Island Australia finale.
Like wildfire, Lexy’s video spread to several Love Island fan pages.
In the “Love Island 2021″ Facebook group, one user said Emily “really is after everyone’s man”.
The 24-year-old quickly came to her own defence after being called out and asserted that people were only making assumptions.
What Did Emily Ward Say About Her Video With Noah Hura?
After being criticised, Emily revealed that she had deleted the video from her TikTok page.
“I deleted this vid coz people were tryna find drama in nothing [sic],” she wrote. “We had all met 10 mins prior to filming this TikTok and just wanted to hang out on finale night [sic].”
The social media influencer said out of all the contestants, herself, Noah, Shayne Tino and Ben Giobbi are the only ones in Melbourne.
“We had a laugh making this til people started assuming stuff [sic].”
She then shared a screenshot from the comment section under Lexy’s video on TikTok, which showed Lexy defended the Love Island bomb.
“Please don’t give hate to Emily,” she wrote, adding: “This isn’t aimed at her.”
Similarly, other users defended Emily, with one wondering: “Can’t they be mates jeez [sic].”
Emily Ward Was Accused Of Perpetuating Drama
Despite maintaining the video’s innocence, Emily wasn’t out of the woods just yet.
One user later responded to Islander’s original comment, claiming she “baited” fans into thinking she was romantically involved with Noah.
“Nobody was assuming anything, they just say the comments you were leaving,” they wrote. “You can’t gas light everyone into thinking you didn’t bait them [sic].”
They then provided a screenshot of Emily leaving a “shifty eyes” emoji in response to someone commenting “hear me out, Emily and Noah” under her OG TikTok.
Another fan said Emily wasn’t “shutting down drama” but perpetuating it “by posting a video of Noah.”
Eventually, the Love Island contestant claimed she was “over explaining it”.
“The drama people wanted to find in a fun lil video we made as friends that just met but idk I’m over explaining it now [sic].
“It just sucks because I feel like I can’t be friends… with the only other people from the show down here in melb [sic].”
Noah Hura and Courtney Stubbs Announce Their Split
The drama between the Love Island gals emerges as Noah and Courtney announce their split just five days after the show’s finale.
Courtney revealed that distance was the demise of their relationship after leaving the show together.
“He can’t come to the Gold Coast, I can’t go to Melbourne without coming home,” she told 9Entertainment. “The border closures caused quite a problem for us.”
“We had a really strong connection but being apart from each other and being as fragile as we were has made us drift apart,” the 23-year-old said.
Noah agreed with Courtney’s sentiment, adding it was “really sad” they didn’t work out.
“It does suck and it is really sad because I do think we get along really well. The timing with everything at the moment is hard.”
TBH, it’s not too much of a loss for Courtney considering Noah has been accused of being a “pathological liar” and pretending he has a child. Fingers crossed Emily steers clear, too!
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