‘Love Island USA’ alums Deb Chubb, Jesse Bray break up

“Love Island USA” alums Deb Chubb and Jesse Bray have called it quits.

The former couple revealed on social media Tuesday that they decided to break up after dating for four months.

“I just wanted to let you all know that Jesse and I have made the difficult decision to go our separate ways,” Chubb, 26, wrote on her Instagram Story.

“We have decided that we work better as friends and will always have love and respect for each other.”

The California native, who competed on the reality dating show over the summer, continued, “We will always cherish our memories and time together as we went through this incredible experience.

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Chubb announced the split in an Instagram Story post.

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Chubb announced the split in an Instagram Story post.

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“We are so grateful for all of the love and support and hope you will continue to support us in our individual journeys.”

Chubb concluded the message by explaining why moving closer to each other did not help their relationship flourish in the way they hoped it would.

“We were hopeful that being closer geographically would help our relationship grow stronger but realized we’re better off being friends who will support each other in this next chapter of our lives,” she wrote.

Deb Chubb and Jesse Bray looking at each other in front of a Ferris wheel.
The pair were “Islanders” on the fourth season of the reality dating show.
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Bray, 27, who lives in Texas, then reposted his ex-girlfriend’s Story, adding, “I wanna thank you all for the kind words & support through it all. Y’all helped me grow alot this summer! You guys mean the world to me 🌍🙏🏽☄️💕.”

Chubb later took to social media to share another Instagram Story featuring a series of photos from the couple’s time on “Love Island.”

“I’m beyond grateful for all of our memories,” she captioned the post.

Chubb and Bray competed on the fourth season of the Peacock series, which aired from July to September.

A collage of photos of Deb Chubb and Jesse Brau.
Chubb posted a slew of sweet throwbacks.
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While filming, they navigated a series of ups and downs in their relationship, including “awkward” intimacy issues.

“We were always physically attracted to each other, but I think [it was] just kind of awkward,” Bray told Page Six in August. “At least I am. I’m kind of awkward.”

Chubb chimed in, noting she was also “awkward — especially with cameras around.”

Bray added, however, that they later “got over the fact of all the cameras and microphones.”

“We don’t like to be in public just making out or seeing everybody in our business, knowing what we do, how we’re doing it and how we look while we’re doing it,” he continued. “We just kind of overcame that.”

Deb Chubb and Jesse Bray posing together while sitting in a restaurant.
The reality stars previously spoke to Page Six about overcoming “awkward” on-camera PDA.
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Chubb and Bray finished the series in third place and opted to not get engaged while in the villa.

However, they left the series as boyfriend and girlfriend — despite living in different parts of the country.

Zeta Morrison and Timmy Pandolfi won Season 4 of “Love Island USA,” and Sydney Paight and Isaiah Campbell placed second.


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