EXCLUSIVE: ‘We couldn’t be happier that they have found each other’: Love Island star Jessie’s mum gushes about Will and defends her daughter after Islanders questioned her motives
Jessie Wynter’s mum Alice has sang Will Young’s praises in the lead up to the Love Island final.
Alice gushed that Will was ‘wonderful’ and that her daughter was being her full authentic self.
Jessie has had a rollercoaster ride in the villa, with some of her fellow Islanders questioning her motives in the villa.
The Aussie beauty found herself facing the wrath of the islanders who started labelling her as ‘fake’.
But in quotes obtained by MailOnline, Jessie’s mum Alice insisted: ‘That’s definitely my little Jessie on the TV. Jessie doesn’t know how to be anyone else but herself. I really love it when her inner Aussie shines through.
Gushing: Jessie Wynter’s mum Alice has sang Will Young’s praises in the lead up to the Love Island final
Big fan: Alice gushed that Will was ‘wonderful’ and that her daughter was being her full authentic self
Speaking about Will, she added: ‘We all think he’s wonderful and couldn’t be happier that him and Jessie have found each other.
‘I am very touched by his gentle caring side and love the fact that he has a wicked sense of humour and isn’t scared to have a laugh at himself.’
Jessie has said on the show several times, that she plans on moving from Australia to the UK and her mum has thrown her fulls support behind her.
Alice said: ‘We are all very supportive of whatever makes Jessie happiest. Jessie was in the UK last year and loved it.
‘She’s never shy to jump on a plane so I’m sure we’d be seeing each other regularly no matter the distance. Technology nowadays also makes it super easy to stay connected.’
Will has spoken at length about his farm back home, and Alice said Jessie will be right at home there.
She explained: ‘Jessie often talks about living in the country and has always been proud of her rural upbringing.
‘She’s never been afraid of hard work or getting her hands dirty. Jessie is good with animals, she’s grown up with plenty around her.’
Meanwhile, she added that Will would do well in Australia too, saying: ‘I think Will would really enjoy Australia and the Australian lifestyle.
‘He seems to be a real outdoorsy type and there are plenty of outside activities to keep him busy. Australians love a larrikin and a farmer, he’d fit right in!
‘I don’t see Will having too many issues with the wildlife so long as Jessie is around to rescue him from the insects.’
Speaking on what she would say given the chance to talk to Jessie in the villa ,Alice said: ‘I would tell Jessie how much we love her, we are proud of her, that she is a force of nature and has carried herself well.’
Praise: Meanwhile Kai’s mum Jill sang Sanam’s praises, saying: ‘We think Sanam is a lovely girl and very well suited to Kai’
Meanwhile Kai’s mum Jill sang Sanam’s praises, saying: ‘We think Sanam is a lovely girl and very well suited to Kai.
‘The whole family really love Sanam. You can see Kai and Sanam having a fantastic future together. I’d love to ask Sanam what first attracted her to Kai.’
Discussing her favourite moment on the show so far, she said: ‘We loved the Casa episode and were so pleased when Kai chose to bring Sanam back. And Kai’s outfit when he went to The Hideaway Retreat. We all thought that that was hilarious.’
Jill added: ‘If I could speak to Kai I would tell him to carry on being himself. I’d tell him that I love him and can’t wait to give him a huge hug and tell him I’m so proud of him.’
LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Tanya Manhenga
Occupation: Student and model
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’
‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’
‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’
Name: Lana Jenkins
Occupation: Makeup artist
Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.
‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan
Name: Samie Elishi
Occupation: Senior Estate Agent Coordinator
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’m a really honest person and I have no filter. I won’t take rubbish from anyone, especially when it comes to guys!’
Name: Jessie Wynter
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Something you may not know about her: She was on series two of Love Island Australia
Name: Kai Fagan
Occupation: Science and PE teacher
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’
‘I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.’
‘I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.’
Name: Ron Hall
Occupation: Financial advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye.’
‘It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.’
Name: Will Young
Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’
‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!
‘It’s a nice way to self reflect.’
Name: Shaq Muhammad
Occupation: Airport security officer
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’
‘Every time I watch Dear John I cry.
That’s my favourite film. Any time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic film’, I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’
Name: Sanam Harrinanan
Occupation: Social Worker
Who did she have her eye on in Casa Amor? ‘Kai is my number one. Job wise I think that we’d connect a lot and I think he’s cute!’