The Love Island star’s boyfriend, Kady McDermott, took her on a luxury holiday to the Maldives while police investigated him for money laundering, MailOnline has revealed.
Liam Greer, 30, admitted laundering £359,000 at Harrow Crown Court in April this year and is due to be sentenced next month. He faces a possible jail term of up to five years.
Greer, a father of three, was arrested by police on suspicion of money laundering on February 16, 2022, a MailOnline report has established.
The following month, while being investigated by the police, he took 27-year-old Kady to the Maldives for a five-star vacation.
Photos obtained exclusively by MailOnline show the loving couple soaking up the sun during their romantic getaway at the £1,500-per-night Ayada Maldives. They are photographed sharing a sun lounger and drinking cocktails and coconuts.
The Love Island star’s boyfriend, Kady McDermott, took her on a luxury holiday to the Maldives while police investigate him for money laundering.
Photographs obtained exclusively by MailOnline show Kady and her ‘secret’ boyfriend Liam soaking up the sun during their romantic getaway at the £1500 per night Ayada Maldives.
Liam Greer admitted to laundering £359,000 at Harrow Crown Court in April this year and will be sentenced next month.
Kady returned to Love Island this year after first finding fame on the series in 2016 and reportedly faced a “showdown” with bosses over continuing to be in a relationship with Liam.
But just six months after they returned to the UK, on September 9, 2022, Greer was charged with money laundering.
And on April 20 this year at Harrow Crown Court, he admitted to the crime and is due to be sentenced on August 18.
Two days before Greer’s arrest in February last year, he invited Kady on a Valentine’s Day date at London’s exclusive Bvlgari Hotel. Later, in September of last year, the couple was photographed on holiday in Ibiza.
During the police investigation into Greer’s crimes, police discovered that more than £300,000 had been sent to his bank account in a seven-day period by different people who specialist detectives are still trying to track down.
Police officers believe he lived in Kady’s renovated Hertfordshire bungalow and searched it as part of their investigation.
Kady’s neighbors said they often saw her and Greer hitting the gym and the local grocery store together in the weeks leading up to her appearance on Love Island late last month. They also saw the couple walking her dog, Koby.
Greer runs an electric bike company that police believe is not connected to the alleged money laundering ring.
He has already been ordered to seize £21,938.02 of the cash, which was held in a frozen bank account in his name, during a pre-hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court on March 3, 2022.
The reality star was photographed in a bikini drinking a coconut with her tattooed boyfriend, who has three children from previous romances.
Their idyllic getaway to the Maldives came just a month after Liam was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, which he later admitted.
Kady’s long-term romance with Liam may explain her refusal to get seriously involved with potential suitors in the current Love Island series.
She is currently in a relationship with Ouzy See, but the star has been reserved in her approach to dating, even refusing to kiss her co-stars during a kissing challenge.
A Met Police spokesman said: “A police investigation by specialist officers has resulted in a man pleading guilty to laundering more than £300,000.”
‘Liam Greer, 30, of Watford, Herts, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Harrow Crown Court to laundering £359,700.
“The conviction follows an investigation by officers of the Met’s Central Crime Specialist.”
The pair are said to still be in a relationship despite Kady’s return to Love Island as a supposedly single contestant looking for romance.
Her long-running romance with Greer may explain her refusal to get seriously involved with potential suitors on the show.
It has been claimed that Kady, who found fame after first appearing on the show in 2016, was involved in a backstage clash with ITV2 producers over her reluctance to “do it”.
Fans quickly became suspicious of her unwillingness to find love despite the fact that she had been a couple on the show with handsome Zachariah Noble, 25.
In a bid to dispel speculation and stay on the show, Kady is now paired with 28-year-old Scottish footballer Ouzy See, but they have yet to kiss passionately.
They’ve been getting to know each other for the past week, but Kady has still kept her distance.
She previously dated Myles Barnett, 29, of TOWIE, for three years and bought her Hertfordshire home with him before splitting in 2021.
She briefly dated Premier League footballer Matty Cash, 25, who plays right-back for Aston Villa.
An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: “Kady was single at the time of entering the villa.”