In episode 36 of season 9 of Love Island, Tanya finally made up her mind about who her heart really belongs to between Shaq and Martin.
Tanya had been deliberatng if she wants to be linked to Manya (with Martin) or Shanya (with Shaq). Following conversations with Martin and a sneaky kiss with Shaq, Tanya pulled everyone for a speech after the Love Island party and declared she loves Shaq.
She said to the group; “I’m saying this in front of everyone because I came in with Martin in front of everyone. And I can’t imagine the embarrassment that you felt and the hurt that you felt and, like how disappointed you were in me.
I’m so sorry for embarrassing you and making you feel hurt, and, like, not speaking to you all these days has been so hard. And like, being in bed and, like you’re not there has been really hard for me.
And even though it wasn’t the best situation, bringing Martin back, sorry Martin, it has made me realise that I don’t want anyone else. It doesn’t matter who walks through this door. It doesn’t matter what happens, what challenge is there. I don’t care about winning.
I don’t care about anyone, speaking to me, I only want you. And today I spoke to Martin and we did end things on mutual ground. And I couldn’t even sleep yesterday, I snuck downstairs and I kissed him.
And I just needed a hug, just anything. Um, yeah, I just want to let you know how sorry I am and I am never ever ever gonna do anything like that again to make you feel like that and just want to let you know from the bottom of my heart, I love you so much.”
To which someone said, “go get your girl”. Shaq runs up and hug Tanya, declaring their love for one another.
No doubt Martin was feeling some kind of way after that as a preview of the next day see him calling the 22 year old a liar.