MONTANA Brown believes that Love Island couples are under pressure to remain an item if they want to get more job opportunities.
The ex-islander said contestants stand a better chance of earning more cash whilst in a couple and it is seen as a “better look” if they remain together for as long as they can.
Montana Brown believes Love Island feel under pressure to stay together
Speaking to MailOnline, Montana said: “People worry they won’t do as well on their own. It’s also a really overwhelming time so it can be good to have someone by your side.”
“People feel a lot of pressure to stay in their couples when they come out the villa.”
She added: “They think we will make more money this way and it’s a good look. But being together can also feel like a comfort blanket. It’s definitely a daunting time.’”
Montana didn’t benefit from that however, as left the villa in a couple with Alex Beattie, 25, who she split from just days later.
Montana split from her Love Island couple in just a few days after leaving the villa
She explained: “It was different for me. I had been in the villa and I was already feeling claustrophobic. I had been in there from the beginning, being in the same place for two months was a lot.”
“When I left I didn’t want to be with anyone. It was so overwhelming. I didn’t want to have someone else to consider.”
2018 Love Island winners Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer were accused of having a showmance.
The pair were accused of only staying together because of their ITV2 spin-off show and the Love Island Christmas reunion.
Montana finished fifth on Love Island in 2017
Montana split from her boyfriend Elliot last month
The 24-year-old is now single after splitting from boyfriend Elliott Reader last month and and has vowed to stay that way for the time being.
“I’m taking a break from dating for now 100 per cent. I’m a bit nervous to go off into the big wide world now,” she said.
“I was in a long-term relationship and we’re still really close and I know I’m definitely not ready for anything. This time is for focusing on work.”
She continued: “I am such a grandma, I’m not much of a party animal. My happy place is when I’m at home with my hair up watching a film in the comfort of my own home, so it can be hard to meet someone.”
Montana said her friends from Love Island all suffer depression or anxiety
In an emotional new interview, Montana fears that Caroline Flack “won’t be the last” Love Island star to take their own life.
The brunette beauty shared: “I just hope it doesn’t happen to anyone else, but I don’t think Caroline will be the last person to do this if I’m honest and that is what’s really sad.
“For me, and I think I can speak for a lot of Love Islanders, you feel like, “Oh my God, who else is unhappy? I need to speak to everyone.”
“You feel this pressure because you don’t want your friends to be unhappy, what can I do?”