It’s hard to believe Dani Dyer was ever with another man before she met Jack Fincham.
The pair are now part of a rich British history of beloved telly couples: Ken and Deirdre, Kat and Alfie, Gavin and Stacey and now Jack and Dani.
However, before she conquered the Love Island villa and Jack’s heart, Dani also had another love; one whose teeth were nearly as gleaming as the besotted pen salesman’s.
We heard about his ex and his philandering ways throughout the series; his previous cheating left Dani heartbroken and made her happy Love Island ending all the more satisfying.
Opening up in the villa, the 22-year-old reality star was candid about her painful romantic history:
I’ve been cheated on, lied to – I’ve had it all. Loyalty and honesty means so much to me.
Unlike Georgia, Dani was extremely keen on loyalty throughout the series. Indeed, many of the key dramas of the Jack/Dani romance were shaped by Dani’s trust issues brought about by her allegedly unfaithful former partner.
Upon finding out about Jack’s infidelity in previous relationships, Dani was so disappointed and worried, she cooled things off for a couple of days, explaining:
He’s a lovely looking lad and he’s very funny and any other girl would be lucky to have that.
But not me because I’ve had that – I just thought ‘have I just gone for the same type that I always go for?’
Following the failed lie detector test, Dani reiterated her unwavering focus on honesty, leading the new couple to have a very tense discussion.
However, now this ex has come out of the shadows and into the sunlit patio of the Jack and Dani media storm. And he has a very different tale to tell.
Lui Sorenti, also from Essex, has reportedly denied the accusations of infidelity, telling The Mirror:
I’m telling you now – no one was cheating on her.
We were really loving. I thought we loved each other. I’ve never laid eyes on another woman in my life when I was with her.
I think she’s used that to get through to the final. I think she’s just played on that.
On top of her actions on reality TV, Lui has apparently been burned by Dani’s acting past.
The 24-year-old recruitment consultant added:
No one was cheated on, I just didn’t agree with her choosing a career in acting over me.
She was filming for one of her films and I didn’t like it. I don’t want my girlfriend doing that, really.
It’s a matter of respect. It’s not nice to see your girlfriend on DVD getting raped – it’s not very nice and she didn’t understand why I didn’t approve it.
Thankyou so much for voting for us it means the world to us I can’t explain how we are feeling!♥️ all your support everything is so so surreal! Thanks so much xxx pic.twitter.com/xmCcNG3JXT
— Dani Dyer (@Dani_MasDyer) July 30, 2018
Lui also gave his opinion on Jack, who Dani is reportedly marrying next year:
I’ve no regrets that we finished. She always wanted to follow in her dad’s footsteps to be famous. That was just how she wanted it to be. So it was never going to last.
What do I think of Jack? He’s not her usual type. But I’m happy for her though.
— Jack Fincham (@jack_charlesf) July 30, 2018
The show might be over, but the drama still continues…
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.