Love Island’s Megan Barton Hanson, 26, has told how she has turned her back on dating men, saying – I would definitely marry a woman.
It is a real change for Megan Barton Hanson, who wowed viewers on the ITV show with steamy trysts with male islanders Wes Nelson and Eyal Booker.
The Sun revealed how she was growing close to her former female lover and Fulham footballer Chelcee Grimes.
Megan said: After being in a relationship with a woman, I would say that’s the most in love with someone I’ve been. I can picture my life with a woman.
After the relationship with the girl (Chelcee), I was like, I’m definitely never dating men again. I thought, I only want a woman. It feels like a different dynamic and I felt more myself and more content than I ever had felt with a guy. I can see myself “marrying a woman“.
She’s speaking about singer-songwriter Chelcee, who she split from last year but was snapped kissing this month, she said: We’ve been hanging out for a while now, just enjoying each other’s company without the pressure of labeling it. But I’ve been super busy and wouldn’t be able to commit to a relationship right now.
Today, Sunday Megan Barton Hanson has revealed how one male ex accused her of using him for sex, and that she only gained the confidence to go on Love Island because of her past working at strip clubs.
She also admitted to making £100,000 on the steamy picture site Only Fans because she was bored during the lockdown.
Megan revealed she was bisexual last year. First, she dated Demi Sims, 24 sister of Towie’s Chloe, after meeting her on the Channel 4 show “Celebs Go Dating”.
And in September last year, she went public with footie player and songwriter Chelcee, only for the couple to split a month later.
She said: I had been doing Celebs Go Dating and I was “kind of dating” Demi Sims on the show, but it wasn’t really that deep. I then got introduced to Chelcee and instantly I was like, OK!, I was madly in love with a woman at that point.
Megan said: all my exes have been so drastically different. And it’s more about the connection I have with a person and if they make me laugh, and if I find I’m into them.
Obviously, on Love Island, I was with Eyal, and he was beautiful, but we just didn’t have that connection. And as much as I was willing it to work, for me, it’s 95% the personality and the person rather than the looks.
Now Megan has said that coming out as bisexual has seen approaches from men almost dry up though the girls are just as keen.
Megan hasn’t had it all her own way in the past with men.
She added: I had an ex before I went on Love Island that told me he thought I was only with him for sex.
It is two years since Megan appeared on Love Island and she says she has become a self-proclaimed pin-up because of the confidence she gained from working as a stripper when she was 18.
She added: I would say I’m a pin-up. I use my sexuality and my looks. I’ve always used them.
Academically at school, I wasn’t super, super smart. I came out of school then found a job that I really didn’t like and from that, I was like, I’m going to go into stripping.
She added: I think I wouldn’t have gone on Love Island before. I wouldn’t be the person I am now if I hadn’t gone through that year of really getting out of my comfort zone.
During the early part of lockdown, Megan moved back to her parents’ house in Essex. And while there she joined the Only Fans site, sending racy pictures of herself to paying admirers. She says she amassed more than £100,000.
I just do bikini pictures, underwear pictures and I’ll do the odd topless picture and that’s as far as it goes.
Megan has admitted that her celebrity crush is another woman, the American Wrecking Ball singer Miley Cyrus, 27.
She said: I always thought that I’d want to get with really feminine girls, girls who had massive boobs and hair extensions, but lately I’ve realized I like more tomboy kinda girls.
She is so gorgeous. I just love how open and honest she is, and her newest song is about being bisexual and I think I can relate to it. I just love everything about her.