Love Island winner Greg O’Shea has revealed that he believes Sam Smith once tried to chat with him by sliding in his direct messages on Instagram.
The Irish rugby player, 26, said he believes the star thought he was gay because the private message they sent him on social media was “quite flirty”.
Greg, who won the show in 2019 with former flame Amber Gill, said in a recent podcast, “Sam Smith followed me and slipped into my DMs.
Spill the beans! Love Island winner Greg O’Shea has revealed he believes Sam Smith once tried to chat to him by sliding in his direct messages on Instagram
‘I think [they] thought I swung the other way and slid in quite flirtatiously.
Speaking on the Rig Biz podcast, he continued: “I was with the rugby boys in Vancouver and thought, ‘What should I do? It’s Sam Smith, I must answer! But I think [they] think I’m gay.’
‘[They] sent me a message like, “Hey, how are you pretty?” with a heart emoji. I just replied with ‘Hey man, what’s going on?’.
‘[They] gave it a like and I think he just moved on.”
Flirty: Irish rugby player, 26, said he believes the star thought he was gay because the private message they sent him on social media was ‘pretty flirty’
Greg was selected as a member of the Irish Rugby Sevens players and made the trip to Japan earlier this week ahead of the start of the matches.
Sam, who last dated Brandon Flynn in public, came out as non-binary in 2019 announcing that their new pronouns were they/they.
Greg thinks he may have upset the Lay Me Down hitmaker by giving them the wrong gender, adding: “I don’t think he identifies as male or female, I don’t know how he identifies.” , but I think I call him ‘him’. ‘, or say, ‘man’ may have scared him off.
“I could have played it better!”
Reality star: Greg, who won the show with former flame Amber Gill in 2019 (pictured), said in a recent podcast: “Sam Smith followed me and slipped into my DMs
MailOnline has reached out to Sam’s representatives for comment
Last year, Sam told The Sun that they would now be open to dating a person of any gender identity.
Sam said, “I’ve never really followed the rules. I love people and who I fall for, that’s what I fall for. I don’t know who that will be.
‘Now I don’t know what gender they’ll be, to be quite honest, and that’s a liberating thing – not to be limited to one category of people.
“I just fall in love with whoever I fall in love with. I’ve generally never really thought about people in rigid terms, any people.’
Earlier this year, Sam added to their tattoo collection with a bold new arm ink, which seemed to be a reference to their gender identity.
The singer’s last ink featured a shirtless figure looking into a mirror in high heels.
Representation: Sam recently added a bold new arm ink to their tattoo collection
A delighted Sam appeared in good spirits as they posed with the artist and owner of The London Social, Miles Langsford.
The Money On My Mind hitmaker first came out as non-binary in 2019, admitting they were “at war” with their gender for a lifetime.
This isn’t the first time they’ve shown their pieces, with the media personality often displaying their heart-shaped tattoo of two men kissing, as well as an Elliott ink from the Disney film Pete’s Dragon.
The man behind the artwork: Sam appeared in a good mood as they posed with the artist and owner of The London Social, Miles Langsford
In 2015, they revealed four tattoos and shared the significant meaning behind them. The star of La La La opted for simple designs, with lines and phrases using only black and red colors.
The London native shared a series of close-up photos of their new ink, starting with their first tattoo of an equal sign on their ring finger.
They wrote in a post that has since been deleted: ‘First – the equality sign on my wedding finger. These are pretty clear. It shows my vision of same-sex marriage and equality for all.’
Tatt’s nice: This isn’t the songwriter’s first time showing off their pieces (an Elliott ink from the Disney movie Pete’s Dragon pictured)
The Grammy Award winner went on to share a photo of their right hand, which showed a similar tattoo with two vertical lines.
They captioned the photo: “Second — this tattoo is inspired by one of the oldest tattoos ever found on a mummified body found only in the ice.”
The Stay With Me singer also had two words – “honesty” and “only” – tattooed in italics on their arms, which they shared in two black-and-white photos on Instagram.
Making a statement: The media personality often displays their heart-shaped tattoo of two men kissing
They explained the “honesty” tattoo: “Third – this is what I promise in my music. It’s what I live by. In the words of @mariamena_official ‘Honesty is my God’.
For their fourth tat – ‘alone’ – they explained: ‘And finally – this is me just a melancholy t**t haha.
“I see it as a little positive g…No longer lonely…Just alone…That’s okay x thought I’d share these with you because I love them.” (sic)
Sam has several other small tattoos, including an anchor on his forearm for his fans, who they call “little sailors,” as well as the Roman number three, a matching tattoo he put on his sisters.
The British songwriter also has two finger tattoos of the male and female gender symbols.
Meanings: In 2015, the music star revealed four tattoos and shared the significant meaning behind them (depicted with hand and arm tattoos)