CONNOR Durman’s ex-girlfriend has told how the Love Island star is money driven and she learned he had cheated on her when he confessed on the show.
Stevie-Leigh Pich, 22, says the Worthing lad used to work seven days a week to bring in cash – but was never interested in fame.
In an exclusive chat with The Sun, devastated Stevie-Leigh said: Connor has always been very money driven, I dont think hes on there to be famous.
When we were out in Australia he would work every day. He would get up at 5am to make sure he was earning as much as possible.
I was approached for Love Island last year, he told me Id never get on it so I never expected him to apply for it.
Its mad seeing him on TV because I keep thinking thats my Connor even though hes not anymore.
He was my best mate and from what friends have said it doesnt sound like hes the boy I fell in love with.
It sounds like hes coming across as a f***boy.
In an exclusive chat Stevie-Leigh also told of her heartbreak about finding out he cheated on her as part of his pre-show interview.
In the press pack Connor said: Ive actually already had the best date. When I was in Sydney, I met this girl on Instagram and messaged her because we had mutual friends.
“I booked this cinema in the park with a double bed, bottle of champagne and we watched A Star Is Born-best first date ever
The makeup artist lived with Connor for over three years and had no idea he was unfaithful.
She said: I never thought he had cheated on me but from some of the stuff he has said it appears that he did.
Its such a massive shock. He told me he was going to see A Star is Born with two male friends – I had no reason to suspect him.
To find out like that it was another girl is awful. He seems to be saying all sorts.
“I didnt know he had slept with 100 girls.
When he boasted about having a threesome on the first date I just felt sick.
But theres no hard feelings and I hope Sophie is treated well by him.
Connor has been accused of behaving in a “controlling” manner towards partner Sophie Piper.
Viewers flocked to social media to slam the 25-year-old Islander’s treatment of Sophie after just days in the villa.
In Wednesday night’s episode, the hunk exploded at Rochelle Humes’ sister for the second time, accusing her of “celebrating” news that two male bombshells were joining the show.
He pulledSophiefor a chat after being left enraged when she threw her hands in the air and beamed at the text, with the row ending asConnor stormed off in a huff.
A source close to Connor said: Stevie-Leigh and Connors relationship was very on and off so its not fair to say he ever cheated on her.