LOVE Island’s India Reynolds was BANNED from boyfriend Ovie Soko’s ASOS launch – but friends have insisted that the pair are still together and in love.
The 28-year-old model was notably absent from the hunk’s star-studded do in East London last night, despite publicly congratulating him on the collection earlier in the day.
Fans feared that India’s no-show meant that the two stars had secretly split, but pals told The Sun Online that she was stopped from going because she has signed a deal with fashion brand boohoo.com – one of ASOS’ main competitors.
The conflicting contracts prevented India from going to the event, with the friend explaining: “They’re very much in love and haven’t split up, like people think.
“The truth is, India wasn’t allowed to go to Ovie’s launch because she is with a rival fashion brand.”
They continued: “Just like David Beckham, who is signed to Adidas, couldn’t go to wife Victoria’s Nike launch.”
The insider went on to insist: “There’s no drama – they’re totally inseparable and very loved up!”
India took to her Instagram Story earlier in the day to proudly heap praise on her beau, sharing a picture from the campaign alongside the caption: “Congrats @OvieSoko on your @Asos launch” alongside a red love heart emoji.
This isn’t the first time that Ovie and India have faced split rumours, with the Love Island finalists being rocked earlier this month when she was accused of cheating on the basketball player with footballer Kieran Gibbs.
The shock allegations emerged on Twitter overnight – forcing the beauty to speak out and vehemently deny the claims.
A source told MailOnline at the time: “She attended his [Kieran’s] birthday party with her family.
“She’s in love with Ovie and would never hurt him. She’s shocked and hurt at the claims.”
Meanwhile, India’s rep told The Sun Online: “There is no truth in this whatsoever and Ovie and India are still very much together and happy.”
She and Ovie then proved that they were stronger than ever as they took to social media to share footage of them babysitting a pal’s children.
Although India was absent from Ovie’s launch party, other Love Island stars swarmed to show their support.
Lucie Donlan, Joe Garratt, Francesca Allen, Marvin Brooks, and Elma Pazar were all in attendance – as well as some of last year’s stars.
Yesterday was dubbed National Ovie Day after the star brought his iconic style to ASOS with with his own edit, which is available now.
Ovie has also teamed up with ASOS Design to create a seven-piece capsule collection, which the star designed alongside his artist dad PappiRay and will launch on 23rd September.
Most Read In TV & Showbiz
The ASOS Design team used statements and sketches from Ovie’s dad’s work to bring the collab to life, with the collection’s logo designed by Ovie and inspired by one of his dad’s paintings.
Discussing why he decided to incorporate his dad’s work in the launch, Ovie said: “Family is everything to me and my Dad was such a strong influence when I was growing up; I can remember him spending hours upon hours in his studio, getting lost in his own world.
“All the pictures and artwork that I picked to be used in the collection meant something to me and that was important because I didn’t want to put something out for the sake of it. I wanted it to be a true representation of myself.”
Got a story? email [email protected] or call us direct on 02077824220.
We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.