Love Island Australia star Ben Gleeson admitted that he cried about having to exit the villa without Stella Hutcheon. 

Love Island Australia star Ben Gleeson was more sad about having to leave behind Stella Hutcheon than he was about being eliminated from the show. On the November 23rd episode of Love Island Australia, Ben Gleeson said goodbye after Al Perkins and Jessica Losurdo nominated him and Hutcheon to be eliminated. 

Speaking to So Dramatic! about his exit from the show, Gleeson admitted that having to make the decision of who goes home was incredibly tough for him – more so because he felt like Hutcheon was ‘the one’ for him, despite having been in the villa for only a couple of days. 

“Obviously [the elimination] was very upsetting for me. I wanted her to come with me. I wanted to give her the world, but obviously, that wasn’t a choice.” Gleeson told the publication. “So I went back to my roots and the values that I’ve been taught, and it’s to always put a woman first. Only the finest men around the world do that.” 

Having to part from the woman he thinks is ‘the one’ was the worst part of it all: “I cried my eyes out. I remember leaving and crying until I couldn’t cry no more.” 

In retrospect, though, Gleeson’s dedication to Hutcheon would be a bit awkward, to say the least. Shortly after he left, Al Perkins revealed that Hutcheon did not reciprocate his feelings. According to Perkins, she thought their relationship was ‘dead in the water.’ Brutal, we know. 

Still, Gleeson says, he’s not giving up hope. He told So Dramatic!: “I’ll say this; if she hasn’t found love by the end of the program, I’ll be down on the other side waiting for her. It’s a test of love with me and Stella, I’ll be honest with you. I’ll be waiting on the other side, but if she doesn’t come, it’s not meant to be.”

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