“Too Hot to Handle” couple Harry Jowsey, 21, and Francesca Farago, 26, are over.
Francesca announced the split in an emotional video on Tuesday. She said on YouTube, “First, let me say I am aware that this may not be the most appropriate time to post this video. With everything going on right now, I do not wish to come across as insensitive by airing out my personal issues. But this has been taking a huge toll on me emotionally and I know I owe answers to all you, who having been asking questions. I feel I need to be honest, and I hope everyone can understand.”
Revealing the breakup was “very fresh,” Farago noted that Jowsey broke up with her since he couldn’t do a long-distance relationship anymore. The couple has been apart since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world.
She explained, “The way I was thinking is not the way he was thinking. We just had different mindsets to this situation. We would argue every now and then but it was never, for me, a relationship-ending — and I think for him, small. little things ended up turning into relationship-ending arguments.”
Francesca noted that she didn’t want to “fake the relationship,” due to mental health reasons. She reiterated, “I cannot pretend that everything’s going to be okay. The only way that I can move on is by making this video and by telling everyone that that’s what happened.”
“I’ve given it so many chances and I’ve forgiven so much and stood by the relationship because I love him,” Francesca revealed. “He is not the person for me…”
The news comes just weeks after Harry asked Francesca to marry him on a Zoom call. She said, “I didn’t want to believe it because how could you have a wedding ring folder with someone and how could you propose to someone, but you’re also saying, 'I can’t be with you because of the distance'? It makes me feel like I was being played. I'm just sad with myself for letting myself be put through this situation.”
Jowsey will tell his own version of the story on Instagram Live. He wrote, “Thanks for the love & support nothing bad has happened so please don’t jump to conclusions, I’ll explain it all tomorrow in detail. Thanks for understanding x.”
Last month, “Extra’s” Renee Bargh spoke with Harry, who opened up about the relationship. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic keeping them apart, Jowsey shared, “Our relationship’s been amazing. We FaceTime two or three times a day. She’s in Vancouver for a little bit, but she’s looking to move to L.A. as soon as she can.” Watch!
While they are no longer following each other, they still have pictures as a couple on their own Instagrams.