Antigoni Buxton of Love Island and Jacques O’Neill look upbeat as they leave for dinner.


Antigoni Buxton and Jacques O’Neill of Love Island seem upbeat as they leave for dinner.

The former islanders may not have found love in the fabled villa, but they have developed a close bond outside of it.

And earlier this week, Antigoni Buxton and Jacques O’Neill from Love Island looked upbeat as they left for dinner in Manchester.

The 23-year-old rugby player was holding the 26-year-old singer by the arm as they walked toward Peter Street Kitchen, a restaurant serving Mexican and Japanese cuisine.

In a white midi dress from Zara with a thigh-grazing slit and a ruched design, Antigoni looked stunning.

She carried a small Louis Vuitton bag over her shoulder and wore the dress with wrap-around heels with strap accents.

She tossed her trademark blonde curls to one side, allowing them to fall freely.

The beauty, who was wearing a radiant makeup palette, smiled for the camera while leaning an arm on her friend’s shoulder.

While Jacques wore a black hoodie and a pair of light grey ankle-length trousers to keep things casual.

He laughed with Antigoni as he added a pair of bulky white trainers to the ensemble.

The news comes after the pair’s close friendship sparked dating rumors, which were later dispelled by fellow former islander Charlie Radnedge, who also clarified that they are just friends.

Charlie tried to put the rumors to rest by saying on TikTok that Antigoni and Jacques are just good friends and not in a relationship.

“This is a question that everyone keeps asking.

We’re firmly in the friend zone, just like me and Antigoni.

As soon as bombshell Adam Collard entered the villa—who has since partnered up with his ex-Paige Thorne—sportsman Jacques abruptly left the villa out of fear that he would lose control.

And keen-eyed viewers caught this week’s incident in which Jaques completely erased all references to paramedic Paige from his Instagram page.

Paige’s departure from the villa was confirmed by Antigoni, who also stated that the two have not spoken.

At the wrap party, she remarked to The Sun, “I saw Paige last night, and they haven’t spoken, no.”

I do want the best for Paige, though, and I am incredibly happy for her.

Anything that makes her happy is good for me because she is amazing and was one of my best friends there.

Antigoni added: “Me and Jacques are definitely not a thing.” This served to further affirm her friendship with Jacques.

The idea that a boy and girl could just be friends is unfathomable to most people.

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