She met the father of her unborn child, Nathan Massey, during the sun-drench reality show Love Island over summer 2016, and went on to win the show – along with the £50,000 prize money.
But as Cara De La Hoyde, 27, faces single motherhood, she has hinted that she secretly wants to get back with the Essex lad, who she split from in April.
Speaking to New! magazine, Cara admitted: ‘I’d love to click my fingers and have everything be perfect, but we live in the real world.’
She admitted that the speed of the relationship caused its demise, saying: ‘It was just living together, working together, doing everything too quickly.’
The news of the couple’s end came as a shock to their fans, who had all rooted for them from the moment they coupled up together on the program.
Recently, the mother-to-be posted a heartfelt message on her Instagram account, marking the launch night of the new series of Love Island – and the anniversary of when she met Nathan.
The sweet message praises Nathan, reading: ‘Last year I won Love Island with an amazing person and although things may not be quite where we imagined them to be, we have been given the greatest gift we could have ever won.
‘Good luck tonight to all the new islanders I hope you enjoy it as much as we did and let’s find a worthy winning couple to pass our crowns on to. Me and bump will be watching (sic).’
Cara also shockingly revealed via Twitter in a series of now-deleted posts that she was being targeted by online trolls who ‘body shamed’ her over the size of her baby bump.
The circus performer tweeted: ‘Being body shamed for my bump being to small seriously this is a new level of trolling get a grip people (sic)’.
The abuse came after Cara shared a scantily clad photo of herself in her garden revealing her baby bump on Instagram the day before.