Los Angeles: Lottie Tomlinson returned to social media on Monday evening after the late Caroline Flack’s mother launched a scathing attack on the tragic presenter’s former partner, Lewis Burton.
The sister of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, whose relationship with Burton, was confirmed in July, shared a defiant selfie on Instagram following comments made by Caroline’s mother Christine on the same platform hours earlier.
Sporting a black bikini top and jeans, Lottie, showed off her toned physique for her 3.6 million followers while staring directly into the camera.
The post – originally shared by ASOS Man almost a week ago before being reposted by the influencer – comes as Lottie and her new boyfriend enjoy a romantic break in Ibiza.
The couple were seen outside a beach club in Ibiza on Monday, where Lottie animated and looked visibly annoyed as they engaged in a tense chat.
Lewis appeared to be trying to appease his girlfriend as he reached out an arm and pulled her in for a hug. Hours earlier Caroline’s grieving mother slammed Burton on Instagram, claiming the star’s relationship with him ‘did end her life’.
In comments posted three weeks ago – shortly after he and new girlfriend Lottie were reported to have ‘grown close’ – Christine wrote on a November 2019 photo of Caroline and Lewis: ‘he is now in the same pose different girl’.
Christine’s handle is @ccjep – her Instagram is private, she has no profile picture – nor has she posted any pictures, meaning her comments have previously gone under the radar.
She commented under a post on Caroline’s Instagram account of her and Burton sunbathing together in August 2019.Despite the photo being uploaded in summer last year, Christine posted comments under the post nearly five months ago,
She wrote: ‘This relationship did end her life.’ She then added: ‘Want this deleted so much.’