Danny Cipriani, 32, has shared Caroline Flack’s last Whatsapp messages with him with his 260,000 Instagram followers. The pair were romantically linked last year before the former Love Island host began dating her boyfriend Lewis Burton.
The rugby star admitted he has been “grieving hard” since Caroline took her own life on February 15 ahead of her trial.
She had been accused of attacking her boyfriend during an incident last year.
Danny has now revealed their final text exchange which he posted on the picture-sharing site.
The screenshot showed Caroline starting the conversation by referring to Danny by her nickname for him – Black Dot – as she asked how he has been.
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“So… Black dot. If you judge the first pic you see a black dot. But I didn’t really know what she meant when she called me black dot. Until her best friend told me on Sunday last week.
“She used to call you black dot, now I know, your WhatsApp pic is a black dot – so I changed my WhatsApp pic to a black dot about five months ago because I felt there were people who had my number who I couldn’t trust.”
He continued: “This story is about the beauty she found in a situation I found uncomfortable. ‘I’m just talking to black dot’ she would say. She was kind beyond belief. And she would think I am crazy doing all this. But I know she would be proud.
“I’m taking Lent off social media. Thank you all for the kind messages. And all the lovely responses. Thank you for the bad responses. It’s my story.
“And I did it for me. Then her – she wasn’t allowed to talk to her boyfriend throughout the case because of the law. He wanted the charges dropped. They wanted to pursue. I am not pointing fingers. The CPS and police do a good job. Just saying we can’t always do a good job.”
Danny finished: “This is my grieving process. Our greatest strength is our greatest weakness. PS – I was shown how to disable comments. So I’m going to do so on this post. Because it’s for me and my grieving process.
“But in a month I will be back on social because that’s 2020 and this is me navigating my way through life.”
His heartbreaking admission comes just days after he posted an emotional tribute to Caroline.
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