‘I’ve never lived with a boyfriend before’: MIC’s Olivia Bentley admits she feared her relationship with Tristan Phipps wouldn’t last when they moved in together for new series
Olivia Bentley has admitted she feared her relationship with boyfriend Tristan Phipps wouldn’t make it through the new series of Made In Chelsea.
The couple’s romance was put to the test as they moved into a luxury mansion in the Cotswolds with the rest of the cast of the E4 reality show.
Honest: Olivia Bentley has admitted she feared her relationship with boyfriend Tristan Phipps wouldn’t make it through the new series of Made In Chelsea
‘I know so many people where it’s completely ruined their relationship. I’ve never lived with a boyfriend before so to go from that to living together is a huge step.’
She added: ‘We’ve gone from dating to living together, which is so intense in a short space of time. We have ups and downs. It’s a lot more eventful than I thought it would be.’
Olivia revealed there are a lot more arguments than usual on the new series as the cast had to come to grips with not being able to have space from each other.
The former Celebs Go Dating star noted that she and Tristan were not the only couple who found living together tough, adding: ‘everyone really struggled with it’.
Drama: The couple’s romance was put to the test as they moved into a luxury mansion in the Cotswolds with the rest of the cast of the E4 reality show
Olivia said her friends in the mansion witnessed a lot of her squabbles with Tristan and felt the rest of the cast were ‘making their own judgements’.
In spite of their arguments, Olivia believes Tristan has changed her for the better as before they started dating she was good at not ‘relying’ on anyone else.
The pair were friends before they got together and they would previously help each other through their old break-ups.
Olivia previously told MailOnline she has ‘no regrets’ over her Made In Chelsea dating antics and ‘doesn’t care’ how many men she’s kissed on the show.
Worries: Asked if she feared her relationship wouldn’t last, Olivia said: ‘I did. It must be the same for so many couples in lockdown’
She said: ‘Some people may question that I’ve kissed one too many blokes but I don’t give a s***! I really don’t. If it was fun at the time, then it will work out.
‘I remember when I first joined the show I would get nervous about seeing someone after scenes like that but now I don’t.’
After joining the show in 2016, Liv has hooked up with at least five of her cast mates, including Fredrik Ferrier, Francis Boulle, Tristan and her ex-boyfriend Digby Edgley, who she was with for two years.
She also starred in Celebs Go Dating last year, where she had a fling with Joshua Ritchie, who was also looking for love on the show.
Passionate: After joining MIC in 2016, Liv has hooked up with at least five of her cast mates, including her ex-boyfriend Digby Edgley, who she was with for two years (pictured in 2017)