MANY have been left heartbroken by the news of Mike Thalassitis' death.
And one of the many mourning his passing is his 'secret girlfriend Ellie.' But who is she? Here's what we know about her…
Who is Mike Thalassitis' secret girlfriend Ellie O'Donnell?
Ellie O'Donnell is a 22-year-old fashion model and lifestyle influencer.
The blonde beauty is represented by Flourish Management.
And she boasts an impressive 717k Instagram followers.
She used to date reality Stephen Bear who publicly admitted to cheating on her.
Ellie's sister Daisey is also a singer, fashion model and lifestyle influencer who has a cool 585k Instagram followers.
How long were they together?
The two were close friends and not actually in a relationship.
On March 18, 2019 she took to Instagram to clear up speculation over the status of their relationship.
She wrote in her stories: " Reading things in the news –
"Mike wasn't my boyfriend.
"He was someone who grew closet me and helped me massively through a difficult time of my life."
She continued: " He was a dear friend to me like he was to many other people who have posted about him.
"I can't believe he has gone it has left so many of us in shock."
Has she spoken out since his death?
The model, 22, spoke out about being left shocked and devastated by the news after “growing close” to the Love Island star, who was found dead over the weekend.
She posted a tribute on Instagram, along with photos of them drinking cocktails just a week ago.
Ellie wrote: “You were literally texting me yesterday pictures of the samples for the colour of the tables in your new restaurant. That was your last text to me.
“You were the kindest soul, you were so funny.
“I’m glad I got to hear you laugh and see you smile before you left this world.”
She continued: "These pics & this video were literally taken last week, I can't believe we were laughing and joking then eating pizza and now you are not even here. It doesnt feel real, I am numb and feel sickened.
"Mike, il never forget you. Il never forget how passionate you were about your new restaurant, and i'll never forget you telling me about your trip to Thailand telling me how it was the best experience of your life just going out there with no plans, travelling around just living your best life.
“You told me one day, once the restaurant is up and running your gonna book a one way ticket again and go live your best life.
"I know I didn't get to spend much time with you but I cannot believe this has happened and I wish I could have helped save you. This will haunt me for the rest of my life. I don't think I will ever come to terms with it. RIP Mike."
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