Wishing him the best — from a distance. Francesca Farago is rooting for her Too Hot to Handle ex Harry Jowsey to find someone who “brings out a light in him” after their messy split, she exclusively tells In Touch.
“I would love if he dated someone new, I would love that for him,” Francesca, 26, says. “His actions before the breakup and after the breakup kind of showed that he was in a little bit of a dark place. … Looking back I don’t think was happy with me because if he was he would have stuck it out, but I hope that he can find someone that brings out a light in him and makes him driven and motivated to be another person. That’s what I hope for him.”
Francesca and Harry, 23, called it quits earlier this year after finding love on season 1 of Too Hot to Handle. She announced their split in June via an emotional YouTube video, which upset the Australian model.
“The last time we had a conversation was two weeks before I released my breakup video,” Francesca tells In Touch. “And it was basically me accusing him of being unfaithful. We hadn’t spoken and then I decided to release my YouTube video. … Then he sent me a message a few weeks after I released the breakup video. It was not a nice message. Then I responded to it not nicely at all, we were kind of going at it. And that was it.”
Francesca, who implied Harry “played” her in her video, notes that the exes no longer communicate. In July, Harry made headlines when he revealed he considered taking legal action against his ex because the fallout from their split affected his brand.
“Our lawyers have been in contact but that’s it. I don’t know where he stands right now. I’m kind of over the situation, I hope there’s no more drama, but I have a weird feeling something’s coming, I don’t know why,” Francesca tells In Touch. “It was probably the worst breakup I’ve ever been through in my entire life, and because it was so public, it made it even harder, but we are not on good terms whatsoever. I don’t know if we will ever be able to be in the same room. I’ve avoided situations or restaurants that I knew he was at. I don’t know what I’d ever do if I saw him again, I’d probably faint.”
Harry, for his part, responded to Francesca’s claims with a YouTube video of his own, insisting he had “nothing to hide.”
He explained, “To find what we had on a reality TV show in the most insane experience to being told that it has to be completely private for like a year and then to have that relationship suddenly super public and a lot of pressure and a lot of eyes and a lot of people focused on your every move … I’m always gonna have a soft spot in my heart for her.”
While Harry is seemingly still single post-split, Francesca hasn’t wasted any time getting back on the dating scene. Most recently, the Netflix star has been linked to Jef Holm. The Bachelorette season 8 winner confirmed that the twosome were dating earlier this month.
Reporting by Katie Bruno
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