Love Island’s Marcel Somerville struck by tragedy as heartbroken star reveals he has lost four family members in just three weeks
Love Island star Marcel Somerville has revealed he has tragically lost four family members in just three weeks.
Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the reality star, 37, admitted he feels 2023 has ‘slapped him in the face’ as he mourns the loss of four loved ones.
Detailing why he has been quiet on social media as of late, Marcel wrote: ‘This year has had so many highs and lows and it’s only February.
‘I’ve lost 4 family members in 3 weeks and it’s really slapped me in the face.
‘Life is short, you never know what’s around the corner. So for the short time we are here fill you[r] life with love and adventure!
Heartbreak: Love Island star Marcel Somerville has revealed he has tragically lost four family members in just three weeks
‘Do the things that make you happy and enjoy every moment you can with the ones you love. Exclude all the negativity from your life and live for the people that bring positivity to your world.’
Marcel didn’t elaborate on which beloved family members he had lost.
MailOnline has contacted his representatives for further comment.
The Blazin Squad star was met with a flurry of condolences messages in the comments.
Jake Quickenden wrote: ‘Sending love bro always here if you wanna have a cuppa round mine x’, while DJ Tom Zanetti posted a red love heart.
Last year, Marcel tied the knot with his love Rebecca Vieira in Portugal.
Marcel and Rebecca met in a London nightclub in 2018 and had been together for 14 months when they discovered she was pregnant.
The media personality announced he was expecting his first child in July 2020, and popped the question a month later during their baby shower.
Tough: Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the reality star wrote: ‘This year has had so many highs and lows and it’s only February’ (pictured with wife Rebecca and son Roman)
The couple then welcomed a baby boy called Roman, now two, with his partner in February 2021.
Marcel, also known as Rocky B, Plat’num B or Bezzle, first rose to fame as a former member of 10-piece UK hip hop group Blazin’ Squad.
He then starred in the third series of Love Island and was coupled up with Gabby Allen.
But their relationship fell apart a year later after Marcel was caught being unfaithful to her during a holiday in Mexico.
Cherish every moment: ‘Do the things that make you happy and enjoy every moment you can with the ones you love’, Marcel wrote in the post