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Rosie Williams spent two weeks on Love Island in series four while her mum Sharon Williams, 51, watched it all at home in Rhondda.
She knows how parents may be feeling this year as they watch their beloved children take part in the popular ITV dating show.
Having seen her daughter grow close with Adam Collard during her stint on the show, she certainly has empathy for the parents of Millie Court and Liam Reardon, who recently visited the Hideaway together and the family members watching Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran talking about getting a little intimate on the daybed.
Chloe said of their embrace: “I went into big spoon and I just wanted to feel what was in his trousers and it was f***ing huge. "
Here Sharon explains what it was like to watch all the action unfold…
"I watched every episode, sitting on the floor, as close as possible to the TV. Rosie and I usually talk every day, so I really needed those updates. But Rosie’s dad, Steve, went to bed and scrolled through Twitter, asking “What’s she done?” whenever she was trending.
I remember the night she joined the DBS [Do Bits Society – the name the Islanders adopt when they get intimate] and my jaw was on the floor for 10 minutes. I wasn’t against her doing the show – young people should have fun before taking on responsibilities – but I assumed she’d be more sensible. She had always been studious, spending years training to be a solicitor, and always trying to make me and Steve proud.
After that night under the sheets with Adam, she was on the front page of newspapers and that was hard to deal with. We live in a close-knit community in Wales, so her sister Evie would hear people talking about Rosie at the local shops.
When we were reunited, Rosie explained that you forget the cameras are there, so I was able to understand why it happened and I moved on, but Steve wouldn’t talk to her for weeks afterwards.
As soon as I saw Adam on screen, I knew that Rosie would go for him. She doesn’t have the best taste in men and tends to go for the players. When he didn’t treat her nicely by talking about her to other Islanders, all I wanted to do was give her a cwtch [Welsh for hug].
I’d get a call every day from a welfare officer in Majorca, who had contact with Rosie. We weren’t allowed to pass on messages but I’d beg her to push Adam in the pool. Steve wanted to fly over there himself and get her.
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Women’s Aid accused Adam of gaslighting when he suggested that Rosie was overreacting when he was getting to know Zara and I think it did start an important conversation. But I never said anything negatively publicly, because he was a 22-year-old man and I knew he’d also have a mum at home watching. I didn’t want her to read anything else negative, as I knew how hard it was for me as Rosie’s mum.
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Being reunited with Rosie in London when she’d been dumped from the island after two weeks was incredible. We jumped on each other and she ate the world’s biggest McDonald’s. It was almost like nothing had changed, but of course everything did for her.
Unfortunately, the constant trolling made her a lot more critical of herself, including the way she looks, as well as anxious about going out. It’s hard for me, too, as she’s my baby girl.
I’m thrilled that she’s done well with her fashion business, White Collar. Rosie doesn’t regret her decision to do Love Island, and if she’s happy, I’m happy."
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