Georgia Steel’s mother says the Love Island star ‘can’t trust anyone’ after being defrauded by ex Medi Abalimba – and reveals she fancies Ovie Soko

Georgia Steel’s mother has opened up about her daughter’s love life, explaining that the reality star ‘has a guard up’ after being defrauded.

The Love Island contestant, 25, is currently back in the villa for the All Stars series, after first appearing on the ITV2 show in 2018.

Her mum, Sharon, explained that Georgia has ‘matured massively’ in part due to her negative experiences since the show.

The reality star was left ‘devastated’ after being swindled out of thousands of pounds by her conman ex-boyfriend Medi Abalimba.

Georgia was aged just 21 when she met Medi, while he was posing as a US Government agent ‘Miguel Johnson’ at a London nightclub in April 2019.

Georgia Steel ‘s mother has opened up about her daughter’s love life, explaining that the reality star ‘has a guard up’ after being defrauded (pictured together)

The Love Island contestant, 25, is currently back in the villa for the All Stars series, after first appearing on the ITV2 show in 2018

The Love Island contestant, 25, is currently back in the villa for the All Stars series, after first appearing on the ITV2 show in 2018

Her mum, Sharon, explained that Georgia has 'matured massively' in part due to her negative experiences since the show (pictured together in 2018)

Her mum, Sharon, explained that Georgia has ‘matured massively’ in part due to her negative experiences since the show (pictured together in 2018)

The fraudster was once a promising £1.2million footballer but later turned to crime to fund his lifestyle when his sports career ended.

Medi only been released from prison for a year when he targeted Georgia and the pair dated for six weeks, until a paparazzi shot of the pair led to her manager discovering he was really a convicted fraudster.

However, by then Medi had already spent around £32,000 on Georgia’s credit cards, leaving her physically sick.

Speaking about how the ordeal had changed her, Sharon told OK! Magazine: ‘Georgia has really found herself in the last few years and matured massively. Unfortunately, the experiences she’s had haven’t been the best, especially with the fraudster.

‘All of that has made her grow up a lot, maybe even too fast. Being defrauded has knocked her trust in people. She’s very wary and can’t really trust anyone since. 

‘It isn’t a bad thing, because it builds character and means she won’t let something like that happen again. But it’s also a shame to be worrying about who you can trust. She has a guard up.’

Sharon also revealed what she thinks about Georgia’s romantic interests in the villa, confessing who she wants her to end up with.

The beauty is currently caught up in a love triangle with both Tom Clare and Callum Jones, after cutting things off with former partner Toby Aromolaran.

The reality star was left 'devastated' after being swindled out of thousands of pounds by her conman ex-boyfriend Medi Abalimba (pictured)

The reality star was left ‘devastated’ after being swindled out of thousands of pounds by her conman ex-boyfriend Medi Abalimba (pictured)

Sharon said she hoped Georgia wouldn’t return to Toby, because he was a ‘bit of a Jack The Lad’ and admitted she was surprised that Georgia was so pleased to see Tom come in.

Giving her two cents, Sharon said: ‘Taking Tom out of the equation, I would pick Callum for Georgia. I think he’s very chilled and genuine, which she is too. I think he comes across as a really lovely guy.’

She added that Georgia’s brother was also a fan of Callum, which she said was ‘rare’ but that she worried deep down her daughter was scared Callum would go back to his ex Molly Smith.

However, when asked who Georgia would want to come in as a bombshell, Sharon revealed: ‘She would love for Ovie Soko to come in. He’s so chilled and I think they’d get on really well. Also, I feel like they have things in common, because Georgia likes her fashion and high-end clothes, which Ovie models.’

Georgia’s head is currently in a complete spin, as she continues to make romantic admissions to both Callum and Tom.

Following a game of truth or dare with their other Islanders during Friday’s episode, Georgia and Tom held their own private version around the fire pit.

Tom didn’t hold back as he asked Georgia: ‘Would you rather be with Callum or me?’

Admitting she would rather be with Tom, she replied: ‘I think my impulse would be you because I think there’s a connection we share.’

Sharon also revealed what she thinks about Georgia's romantic interests in the villa, confessing who she wants her to end up with, as she is currently caught up in a love triangle with both Tom Clare and Callum Jones (pictured with Tom)

Sharon also revealed what she thinks about Georgia’s romantic interests in the villa, confessing who she wants her to end up with, as she is currently caught up in a love triangle with both Tom Clare and Callum Jones (pictured with Tom) 

Giving her two cents, Sharon said she and Georgia's brother would both pick Callum, saying that 'he comes across as a really lovely guy' (pictured with Georgia)

Giving her two cents, Sharon said she and Georgia’s brother would both pick Callum, saying that ‘he comes across as a really lovely guy’ (pictured with Georgia)

Leaning in so only Tom can hear, she whispered: ‘I fancy you the most.’

Georgia and Tom’s flirtation was interrupted by a text, as Georgia Harrison revealed that the Hideaway was open for one couple.

The Islanders immediately picked Callum and Georgia as the first couple to spend a night alone together in the hideaway retreat.

Things got hot and steamy between the two as they explored their connection in the ultimate romantic setting.

Despite telling Tom earlier in the evening that she was most drawn to him, her emotions appeared to change as she later confided in Callum, telling him: ‘This is so good. Do you know what Cal, I honestly wouldn’t want to be in here with anyone else.’

However, when asked who Georgia would want to come in as a bombshell, Sharon revealed that she would love for Ovie Soko to come in (Ovie pictured in 2019)

However, when asked who Georgia would want to come in as a bombshell, Sharon revealed that she would love for Ovie Soko to come in (Ovie pictured in 2019)

The following morning, Georgia asked Tom to chat on the terrace and said she ‘couldn’t fight’ that she fancied him and said she couldn’t ‘imagine having sex with Callum’.

She only complicated thing further in Monday’s game of Snog, Marry, Pie, where she brazenly chose Tom to marry.

She said: ‘I’m gonna marry Tom because I think he’s lovely, his morals are really in order and I think you’d make a lovely husband.’

However, she also chose to kiss Callum, saying: ‘I decided to kiss Cal because I really, really fancy him. I think he’s super wise and I feel like he’s the full package.’

LOVE ISLAND ALL STARS: MEET THE CAST

Liberty Poole

AGE: 24

SERIES: 7 

Why are you returning to the Love Island Villa? I’m a lot more confident in who I am and sure about exactly what I want from a relationship. I just want to have fun and meet a lovely boy.

How will you feel if you come across an ex in the Villa or someone you’ve dated from the show since appearing? It’s always going to be awkward isn’t it, it’s always going to be weird seeing someone that you’ve been with getting with someone else. I wish my exes nothing but the best. I’m going to be focused on my own journey.

Kaz Kamwi

AGE: 29

SERIES: 7

Why are you returning to the Love Island Villa? To be totally honest, I actually really want to find love. 

I had a great time last series but I want to have an even better time.

How will you feel if you come across an ex in the Villa or someone you’ve previously dated from the show? The thing is, I’m a bad b*tch so I will handle it with as much grace as I can.

 

Georgia Harrison

AGE: 29 

SERIES: 3

Why are you returning to the Love Island Villa? This is the last year of my 20s so I want to go in the Villa and have some fun and hopefully meet someone that I can fall in love with. I’m lucky in the sense that I’ve got everything in my life that I could possibly wish for, apart from love.

If you had to pick your top Islanders from Series 1 to 10 to couple up with who would they be and why? Chris Taylor, he’s hilarious and the main thing I’m attracted to is a man who can make me laugh. What a fun guy and like I said, I’m looking for someone to TikTok with so I reckon he’d be game for that sort of stuff!

Hannah Elizabeth

AGE: 33

SERIES: 1

Why are you returning to the Love Island Villa? I’m returning to the Love Island Villa because I did it eight years ago and what an opportunity I never thought I’d get again. I’m not very good at finding love but I had a ball the first time, so I’m going to have a ball again.

You got engaged on the show last time, do you think wedding bells could be on the cards again this time round? Absolutely not, not in the Villa no. Maybe when I get out, but I’d need to give it a bit of time.

 

Georgia Steel

AGE: 25

SERIES: 4

Why are you returning to the Love Island Villa? I’m 25, I have a house, a cat, a nice car – I have everything in life but a boyfriend, so why not give it as go.

You’ve been brave and honest in opening up about being conned by a former partner. How has this experience impacted the way in which you now approach dating? 

I take that experience as a really positive reflection now. I look at it as something I had to go through to make me stronger and learn things in life for me to be able to learn what I want in my next partner.

Molly Smith  

AGE: 29

SERIES: 6 

What do you need to know? Molly entered her season as a Casa Amor bombshell and managed to turn Callum Jones’ head.  

It’s believed she ended things with Callum after three years because she ‘wanted to get engaged’ but the offer was seemingly not forthcoming. 

Arabella Chi

AGE: 32

SERIES: 5 

What do you need to know? Despite a fleeting stint on her series she has hit the headlines with a series of high profile romances since, most recently with footballer Ruben Dias. 

She was linked to former French rugby player Yoann Huget and  DJ Tom Zanetti. She also enjoyed a brief dalliance with fellow All Star Toby Aromolaran.

 Tom Clare

AGE: 24

SERIES: 9

Why are you returning to the Villa?

I found love last time, so I am back and ready to give it another go.

What will you do differently this time round?

Last time I did exactly what I wanted and got the girl that I wanted, so no I wouldn’t do anything different.

Why do you think the Villa is the perfect place to find love?

When you’re with someone 24/7 you really get to know them. It can be such an alien environment, so you really get to know someone in a short space of time. It’s Love Island – it’s the best place!

 

Toby Aromolaran

AGE: 24

SERIES: 7

Why are you returning to the Love Island Villa? If I’m Single and Love Island is an opportunity for me, how could you turn down the chance to find love again?!

You were in a long term relationship with Chloe Burrows, what do you think her reaction will be when she hears you are going into the Villa? I don’t know how she would take it. We will always have love for each other and I think she would wish me the best of luck, as I would certainly do the same.

 

Chris Taylor 

AGE: 33

SERIES: 5

Why are you returning to the Love Island Villa? Last time I was only there for 15 days, so I want to do it and enjoy it all again. I am 33 now and getting on a bit – I am getting ear hair! It would be nice to have a girl to keep my ears trimmed for me!

How did the Barbie Movie come about? I was invited to an afterparty by Margot Robbie and then ended up at an after party with her. I started to panic and make conversation with her, just having really stupid chats. All I can assume is that my silly chat made an impression on Margot Robbie. 18 months later I got an email from Warner Brothers. 

 

Anton Danyluk

AGE: 29

SERIES: 5

Why are you returning to the Love Island Villa? For me it was a no brainer. I got the call and it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and probably the best summer I have ever had in my life. Getting the chance to do it twice is going to be unbelievable.

Why do you think the Love Island Villa is the perfect place to find love? 

I think this time with Love Island: All Stars, things will be different, as we all understand what it’s like to go on Love Island and the only thing now missing is finding a partner.

 

Mitchel Taylor

AGE: 27

SERIES: 10 

Why are you returning to the Love Island villa? I think I went in with my heart on my sleeve the first time and got hurt and this time I am just going in to enjoy myself and if a connection happens, a connection happens.

In the summer you were given the name ‘Messy Mitch’, and a name that you have taken on as your own,  can we expect more of the same in the series? I’ll be honest, I don’t really plan on being ‘Messy Mitch’. It just depends on what day of the week it is. I wear my emotions on my sleeve and what you see is what you get. I am very honest and very opinionated and I think that’s what people like me for.

Callum Jones 

AGE: 27

SERIES: 6 

What do you need to know? Callum caused shockwaves in his series when he ended his romance with Shauna Phillips and recoupled with Molly Smith in Casa Amor.

The couple went on to have a three-year relationship, even moving in together in Manchester but split last year, months before an awkward reunion in the Love Island All Stars villa. 

Josh Ritchie 

AGE: 29

SERIES: 1 

What do you need to know? Joshua, was one of the original Islanders in 2015 and has since made a name for himself on reality TV shows including Ex on the Beach and Celebs Go Dating – and because of his highly publicised romances.

He dated fellow All Stars contestant Georgia Harrison as well as Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby. 

Tyler Cruickshank

AGE: 28 

SERIES: 7

What do you need to know? Tyler made it to the final of his season with Kaz Kamwi despite a rocky moment when his head was turned in Casa Amor. 

While they were able to rekindle their romance ultimately Tyler split from Kaz just three months after leaving the villa, blaming the ‘adjustment to being in the public eye’ as the reason for the break up. 

Sophie Piper

AGE: 24

SERIES: 6 

Why are you returning to the famous Love Island Villa?

I had a fun experience the first time around but I didn’t go the full way and find love, so I’d love to find someone this time.

What will you do differently this time round?

I’m quite chilled and don’t want drama, so I think I will approach this time round in a similar way. I’m a one guy kind of girl.

Why do you think the Villa is the perfect place to find love?

It’s a once in a lifetime experience and not something that comes up every day. 

 

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