‘It’s been a week!’: Love Island fans accuse Shaq of ‘love-bombing’ Tanya after he says he could fall for her
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Love Island fans have called out Shaq Muhammad for ‘love-bombing’ Tanya Manhenga.
Tanya, 22, and Shaq, 24, have been coupled up from the start and seem to be going from strength to strength.
Thursday’s episode saw Shaq pick her again to recouple with, and in his speech he said he could see himself ‘falling in love with her’.
Accusations: Love Island fans have called out Shaq Muhammad for ‘love-bombing’ Tanya Manhenga
He gushed: ‘From the second I saw her, she blew me away. The time we’ve spent together so far has been amazing.
‘I want to explore the connection we’ve built. I can see myself falling in love with her.’
But viewers at home found themselves left suspicious about his intentions, with many saying it sounded like ‘love-bombing’.
Couple: Tanya, 22, and Shaq, 24, have been coupled up from the start and seem to be going from strength to strength
Love-bombing is when a person showers another person with overly intense displays of affection early on in a relationship and has been regarded as unhealthy and manipulative.
One fan said: ‘Am I just a hater or does anyone else feel like Shaq is bare love bombing Tanya’.
Another echoed: ‘shaq is giving me love bombing vibes ngl. he wasn’t cool with tanya talking to other guys either whilst he’s keeping his options open. want to believe in shanya but i just ain’t seeing it lasting’.
Besotted: Thursday’s episode saw Shaq pick her again to recouple with, and in his speech he said he could see himself ‘falling in love with her’
Someone else added: ‘Shaq would scare me away. Love bombing so soon and this infatuation masked as ‘love’ is giving unstable’.
A fourth agreed, writing: ‘Shaq is taking love bombing to a whole new level’.
While a fifth said: ‘The love bombing from Shaq is CRAZY brother it’s been a week’.
And a sixth asked: ‘Shaq needs to chill a little… Love bombing maybe?’
Suspicious: But viewers at home found themselves left suspicious about his intentions, with many saying it sounded like ‘love-bombing’
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: Tanyel Revan
Location: North London
Occupation: Hair stylist
Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’
‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’
‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’
Name: Olivia Hawkins
Occupation: Ring girl and actress
Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’
‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan
Name: Aaron Waters
Something not many people know about him: He thinks his appearance on Love Island UK was ‘diving timing’
Name: Ellie Spence
Occupation: Business Development Executive at a law firm
Something not many people know about her: “When I was drunk I climbed over the gates of my friend’s house, fell and almost lost my leg.”
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?’
Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
Name: Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
Occupation: Model and property developer
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’ve gone onto do lots of modelling and dancing for music videos for UK and global artists, I’ve worked with people like Hardy Caprio, Headie One, Aitch, Tione Wayne and more.’
Name: Jessie Wynter
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Something you may not know about her: She was on series two of Love Island Australia
Name: Spencer Wilks
Occupation: E-Commerce Business Owner
Something not many people know about him: He loves Justin Bieber
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