Viewers are appalled at the extremely toxic dynamic Love Island's Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood have on their new reality show, 'Chris and Olivia: Crackin' On,' that aired for the first time on March 7, nearly three weeks after the couple announced their split from each other.
The duo met on the third season of Love Island that aired last year and quickly became one of the hottest couples in the running to win the £50,000 grand prize. They lost to Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay, but Chris and Olivia managed to land their own spin-off reality show, 'Crackin' On,' that was cut short by the news of their split. The show quickly became about the split, rather than their purported romance.
However, hardly a few minutes into the first episode, fans couldn't take how dysfunctional their relationship was from the get go, and commented on how incompatible the two seemed, with Olivia, 26, coming across as "whiny" and Chris, 24, coming off as "immature."
People had polarized reactions, with some finding Olivia's behavior extremely unpalatable, while others sympathized with her and expressed anger toward Chris.
Olivia appeared on 'Loose Women' in February and described how Chris had broken up with her over the phone. She said, "I wanted to wait until cameras had gone and be with Chris on my own. We had a conversation later on after but it’s kind of, it went on for ages. It was done then. He said I am serious. I’m going to remember that forever."
Chris also talked to Lorraine about what went wrong, explaining, "I think it was a breakdown in numerous things. During the last few months we lost genuine respect for each other and that causes us not picking the pieces up," adding, "We tried breaks and it didn't really work."
Chris said that he was still in love with Olivia, though. "We're both very obsessed and crazy about each other," he clarified. "But I think it's the right thing to do because it's not enjoyable. When it's good it's amazing but when it's not we just end up bickering."
He explained his dilemma, "We've tried doing everything and we're still speaking. We talk every day. I'm still obsessed with her. I still love her like I loved her before. There's never like a clean easy road to anything is there?" However, he is still open to patching up with her, adding, "I never say never. I've loved that girl more than I've loved any girl in my life."
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