Caroline Flack’s rugby-playing ex Danny Cipriani says he ‘missed her call because of a game’ as he reveals: ‘I’ve been up all night. Never cried so much’
- Rugby star Cipriani, 32, dated Flack, 40, for around eight weeks in mid-2019
- Got into Twitter spat and hit back: ‘I missed her call because of a f***ing game’
- He was playing for Gloucester on Friday night when ambulance called to her flat
Caroline Flack‘s rugby player ex-boyfriend has revealed he missed a phone call from her during a game, leaving him in floods of tears after discovering she had died.
Danny Cipriani, 32, dated Flack, 40, for just eight weeks last year, with the ITV presenter ending their romance because she saw ‘no long term future’.
She was found unresponsive at her northeast London home by her father Ian just after 2.30pm on Saturday and was pronounced dead at the scene.
It has today been revealed ambulance crews were sent to her flat on Friday as well, over ‘concerns for her welfare, but decided not to take her to hospital.
On Friday, Cipriani played for Gloucester in their game against Exeter, which they lost 15-26.
Danny Cipriani, 32, dated Caroline Flack, 40, (pictured together in April last year) for just eight weeks last year, with the ITV presenter ending their romance because she saw ‘no long term future’
After getting into a Twitter spat about Flack’s death, he posted: ‘I don’t know who you are. I sincerely hope u get the love you never received.
‘This has nothing to do with a game. I missed her call because of a f***ing game. I’ve been up all night. Never cried this much But I’m showing u it’s ok to be vulnerable.’
Flack was banned from contacting her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27, on Valentine’s Day in accordance with her bail conditions.
It is not clear whether the ‘call’ Cipriani refers to was during her final 48 hours.
The Crown Prosecution Service had decided to bring her to trial over her alleged assault of Mr Burton late last year.
Flack (pictured in November 2019) was found unresponsive at her north London home by her father Ian just after 2.30pm on Saturday and was pronounced dead at the scene
Cipriani (pictured during Friday’s match Gloucester v Exeter match) tweeted: ‘I missed her call because of a f***ing game. I’ve been up all night. Never cried this much.’
The former X Factor had discovered she was facing trial just hours before she killed herself.
She dated Cipriani before she got engaged to Apprentice star Andrew Brady and entered into a relationship with Mr Burton.
A source told The Sun at the time of their break-up: ‘Caroline and Danny had a lot of fun together and she’s very fond of him – but long-term it wasn’t going to work.
‘They’ve decided to end it and stay friends. Caroline has a busy summer ahead of her and is already moving on by dating other people.
‘She had a painful breakup last year and feels she’s better off having fun until she finds the right person.’
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Lewis Burton posted an emotional tribute on Instagram this morning following the news of Caroline Flack’s death on Saturday