Lady Nadia Essex confesses she 'loved' Love Island star Mike Thalassitis in tribute post following his death
19 March 2019, 09:50 | Updated: 29 October 2019, 11:55
Lady Nadia Essex has shared a tribute to Mike Thalassitis following his tragic death.
Nadia, who met Mike on Celebs Go Dating, posted a picture with the reality TV star onto her Instagram, confessing she “loved” him.
Following Mike’s death – which was confirmed to have been from hanging with no suspicious circumstances – Nadia posted: “I loved you and you left me. I didn’t get the chance to say goodbye. I can’t imagine living in a world you are not part of, yes... I’m selfish. I want you here even if you were hurting.”
She continued: “I wanted you here even though you wanted it to end. I know you are in a better place, at peace and no longer in pain. I just wish that pain didn’t transfer to us, those who loved you unconditionally and those you left behind.”
The former Celebs Go Dating star finished the post with: “Sleep well my Greek God. My Mugster. My Michael. You will always be my Magic Mike. Love your Go Nads now & forever.”
The recent post has led some fans to speculate whether Nadia’s relationship with Mike was romantic.
One fan commented: “Wow, you were in love with him hun wasn’t you.”
Another wrote: “Getting the vibes she was major in love with him but not so sure that was mutual tbh. He prob loved her as a friend.”
The post comes only days after Nadia was trolled for her reaction to Mike’s death.
Sharing videos of herself crying on Instagram stories, she said: “Please for the love of God let this be a hoax... if anyone can get hold of him or confirm this is a hoax please let the world know!
"Please don't let this be true! Not Mike! Please, no!"
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