Love Island’s Joe Garratt splits from model girlfriend Desiree Schlotz after returning to UK from Dubai

Love Island’s Joe Garratt splits from model girlfriend Desiree Schlotz after returning to UK from Dubai


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After six months together, Joe Garratt has called it quits with his model girlfriend Desiree Schlotz.

The Love Island star, who previously said he wants to be the next Mark Wright as a presenter, has split up with his lady-love.

A source told The Sun: "Over lockdown Joe went to America to be with Desiree and was there a few months and then went Dubai together again for a couple of months.

"But Joe had to return back to UK for work and Desiree to America for work and just being a long distance relationship wasn't going to work.

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"It's amicable and they're going to stay friends," the insider explained.

Meanwhile, Desiree, 23, took to her Instagram page to confirm her break-up from Joe, 24.

A fan asked: "Are you still dating Joe?," to which she responded: ""I've been getting this question a lot lately and I just want to clear things up.

"We recently decided to split up. We decided to give each other space to figure out our own life and really focus on learning to love ourselves first.

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"We just ask you to respect our decision. We have nothing but love and respect for each other."

The television personality previously told OK! Online how the pair got together after he "slid into her DMs".

He said: "I messaged her first. I slid into her DMs, but obviously she lived in America so it was a tricky one. She posted these cookies, these American Toll House cookies.

"So I slid into her DMs and was like 'Oh my days, I love them cookies so much' with like loads of love heart eyes.

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"As soon as I sent it I went oh my God that was too keen so I unsent it and sent it back with just one heart eyes.

"She saw the original message though. She still replied! I can't believe she still replied," Joe expressed.

The reality star, who previously celebrated his 24th birthday with a huge bash, began speaking on a regular basis and planned on meeting up in America.

"So I slid into her DMs, we're chatting for a little bit and then I had planned on going out to Miami and I was going to meet her out there," Joe continued.

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