The blondebomb shell is said to have dumped her boyfriend just daysbefore jetting off to the Spanish villa according to reports in The Sun.
A source told the publication: "Ellie had a really nice boyfriend, he's a successful businessman. They broke up in December but started seeing each other again two months ago. They kept it really low key but they were spending a lot of time with each other.
"Everyone thought they seemed really happy together. But then the next thing we know she's in Love Island - and he's back home watching her on TV. It's crazy.
"She'd even said she loved him."
However other insiders close to 20-year-old businesswomanclaim that the romance wasn't as serious as people are making out and that itended in December.
They said: "Ellie had seen him around because they have mutual friends but they weren't dating. She's been single ever since their break up."
"There's no hard feelings but it was a shock when he was told she was going on the show."
Ellie has been getting close to Doctor Alex since entering the villa and last night they finally sealed the deal with a proper snog but will they get together in the next recoupling?