Laura Whitmore has revealed that she first intended to keep her relationship with Iain Stirling a secret.
The TV presenter has been dating Scottish comedian Iain for just over a year and says that initially, she thought no one knew, even though she travelled to the Love Island set last year.
“We tried to keep it as quiet as possible at the start,” she said.
“I remember going to Majorca last year and not telling anyone, even though I know most of the crew.
“If anyone had seen me they’d be like, ‘What the hell is Laura doing here?’
“I thought nobody knew, but it turned out everyone did. At the time I was like, ‘We totally got away with that’.”
The star admitted that they made a conscious decision to begin sharing their relationship online after a few months together.
“We’d been together for four or five months before we put anything on our social media,”
“I think at that point we were both like, ‘Should we just own it?’
“And then once you put it out there, no one gives a s**t,” she told Fabulous Magazine
The Irish celeb explained that once they did go public they were able to promote each others work online and celebrate their achievements.
“People only care when they don’t know something.
“We try not to push it in people’s faces, but it’s quite nice when Iain’s doing his show at the Apollo that I can tweet my support, and the same for him when I’m doing Survival Of The Fittest or the radio show.
“I think in the past I was almost trying to hide it because I didn’t want the attention, and if you open yourself up too much it’s hard to shut that door.
“So we’ve never really done any-thing together publicly. Maybe that will change, but at the moment we don’t really want to.”