Amber Gill has addressed questions about her sexuality after declaring that she is “changing teams” in a series of viral tweets last month.
The Love Island 2019 winner admitted in a candid interview on FUBAR Radio that the tweets swearing off men were “how I came out”.
Chatting to hosts Bobby Norris and Stephen Leng on showbiz gossip show Access All Areas, the reality star explained that her tweet was an “open comment” but admitted it was “true,” before saying: ‘I meant exactly what I said.’
‘Coming out’: Amber Gill has addressed questions about her sexuality after declaring that she was ‘changing teams’ in a series of viral tweets last month.
In the tweet series in question, Amber wrote, “Changing teams was the best decision I’ve made in my life,” adding a separate tweet while watching this year’s Love Island series:
“Watching men makes me sick. I couldn’t go through it again.’
When asked by Stephen Leng if this was her coming out, the 24-year-old responded by saying: “Coincidentally I remember watching it [the tweet] and think shit, what did I say.’
She went on to say, “As many of my friends have said, if you would do it any way, this is the typical way you would do it.”
In a series of tweets, Amber wrote, “Changing teams was the best decision I’ve made in my life.”
“Usually people have these beautiful, beautiful stories and beautiful, beautiful genuine Instagram posts, how just luscious. I put the team change on a tweet and that’s how I came out.
In the interview, the star was also asked if she had a woman in her life, she was quick to respond, saying, “I don’t know, not right now,” but said she was “open to it” and “don’t have a guy.” when it came to meeting women.
She also admitted that she has found dating challenging since appearing on the ITV reality show: “I find it really difficult and I can’t like that I really don’t like, the reason for that.”
“But I, yes, I’m very picky now. And like, very like aligned with what I like and what I don’t like, so I don’t know if that’s part of the reason.
The Love Island winner, who recently published her first romance novel, revealed her biggest struggles on a first date: “I can’t stand people who are rude to waiters, people who help. Something like that. I can not stand.’
She continued: “I would hate if someone is on Inwstagram too much like they want to photograph everything. That’s for a guy, although I don’t have that many icks when it comes to girls, but I’m a lot harder on guys.
In the tweet series in question, Amber wrote: “Changing teams was the best decision I’ve made in my life.
“Watching men makes me sick. I couldn’t go through it again.’
Amber also responded to a follower who responded to her, saying, “Me and my girlfriend just said yesterday that we predict you’re going to settle down with a woman.”
The reality personality wrote: “This is cute. Tell me why.’
The fan wrote: “Because you seem very disillusioned with men these days and we feel that a woman (the right woman) is more likely to appreciate you for all your complexity and inner fire.
‘And treat with the care/sensitivity you deserve.’
Clearly touched by the news, Amber wrote, “Now I’m crying.”
Many of Amber’s fans responded to the tweet, writing, “Is this the best news for everyone?! [rainbow emoji]’
Amber, who won Love Island in 2018, previously suggested she’s open to dating women after admitting she’s attracted to them.
Last July, one of her fans asked her, “Beast I’m afraid to ask you that,” with a series of fruit emojis suggesting she’s part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Amber also responded to a follower to respond to her statement: “Me and my girlfriend said just yesterday that we predict you will settle down with a woman.”
Clearly touched by the news, Amber wrote: “Now I’m crying”
Another person wrote: “Omg congratulations Kween” [rainbow emoji]’
Amber responded to the tweet, saying, “Sometimes.”
At the National Television Awards a few days later, she referenced the tweet, saying, “The fruit emojis mean the fruit emojis, what can I say? Some days maybe I am, some days maybe not,” she told the Daily Star.
Amber has not publicly revealed that she is currently dating anyone.
Amber admitted in a recent interview with Heat magazine that she feels being on Love Island is “hindering” her love life.
She said: “It’s kind of difficult to navigate dating now. I’m a bit like, “What do you mean we don’t stand around the fire and pick who we date?”
“I have to date in real life and it’s difficult. I’m not mad about it because I’ve had the most amazing experiences behind the show.
It was revealed by Web in January that Amber was back with her criminal ex-boyfriend Rory Colhoun after the pair secretly rekindled their romance in Dubai.
She was pictured having an intimate dinner with Rory at Grandpa Dubai restaurant at the time – after admitting to reports she was dating footballer Jack Grealish, 26, which both denied had “ruined” their current relationship.
Opening up: Amber, who won Love Island in 2018, previously suggested she’s open to dating women after admitting she’s attracted to them
Last year, Amber dumped Rory after telling Web he was sentenced to four years in prison in 2017 for beating up two bouncers and leaving one in hospital.
A source close to the couple confirmed Amber had moved to Dubai and was living with boyfriend Rory as they take their relationship to the next level.
A source revealed: “Amber started dating Rory again last year after coming to terms with his past.
“They talked about everything that happened when Rory was younger and progressed together as a couple.
“Amber has made a big step with her move to Dubai but she loves the place and it was important for her and Rory to have a fresh start where not everyone knows who they are.”
Flashback: In January it was revealed that Amber was back with her crime ex Rory Colhoun after the pair secretly rekindled their romance in Dubai (pictured together in 2020)
In November, Amber was linked with Manchester City’s £100m man Jack Grealish. Reports of the relationship have been denied.
The reality star lashed out at trolls over the claims, insisting she can’t have a healthy relationship while her fans continue to speculate about her love life.
She said, “Every relationship I have or any dating is instantly ruined when people say, ‘That’s who she’s dating now’ and I’m like, ‘Wait a minute, right?'”
Amber won Love Island in 2019 with Irishman Greg O’Shea, 27, but the couple split just five weeks after sharing the £50,000 cash prize.
The reality star has been linked to multiple love interests since she rose to fame.
In early 2020 she was linked to English footballer Fikayo Tomori, 24, after the pair flirted on Instagram and she was forced to deny reports that she was dating her personal trainer Jon Hosking, 29, last December.
Amber has previously said that men are often “intimidated” by their strength and independence, but this has helped her settle in with the right partner.
She said, ‘…But I like that, I think it’s a good thing because you sort out the ones you don’t want anyway.
“When I’m dating someone they have to be very confident and confident, so it just means those who are intimidated are found out pretty quickly and I’m not wasting time.”
Access All Areas airs every Thursday at 6pm on fubarradio.com
Winner! Amber won Love Island in 2019 with Irishman Greg O’Shea, 26, but the couple split just five weeks after sharing the £50,000 cash prize