Shaughna Phillips ‘considering future’ after boyfriend’s arrest
Heavily pregnant Shaughna Phillips is said to be considering her future with boyfriend Billy Webb following the news of his arrest and charge with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug last week.
The former Love Island star, who is due to give birth in March, was left feeling “shocked” and “blindsided” after Billy was arrested and charged.
A source close to Shaughna, 28, told us: “Shaughna hasn’t had any contact with Billy since his arrest. She is trying to focus on her baby.”
Family and close friends have been rallying around Shaughna, who has known Billy for years and been in a relationship with him since 2020.
“She never thought this would happen to her,” the source added.
A Met Police spokesperson confirmed the arrest, reporting that Billy was “charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs on 21 January”.
A co-defendant, William Bowen, 78, was also arrested. Both men are due to appear at Southwark Crown Court in due course.
A rep for Shaughna told us: “We kindly ask the public to be mindful of the imminent birth of Shaughna’s baby and allow her some privacy during this difficult and stressful time.”
Shaughna previously opened up about her relationship with her businessman and property developer boyfriend Billy. Despite being in a long-term romance, Shaughna made the decision not to share his photo on social media as he doesn’t want to be in the public eye.
She explained at the time, “It’s not my decision. If I could share him, I would. He just doesn’t want to be in the public eye. I have to respect his wishes. Never say never. I’m sure one day he will be out there because he’s such a big part of my life. But for now, he’s OK sitting in the background.”
However, the couple were photographed together for the first time last month as they touched down in the UK following their loved-up LA babymoon. Shaughna recently told us they were caught “off-guard” by the pictures.
“Both Billy and I said, ‘It is what it is,’ when the snap was taken, but I was mortified by the way I looked. We had just come off an 11 hour flight from Los Angeles, I hadn’t brushed my hair…” she said.
“Billy was OK about having his face out there, I think he was more concerned about my reaction. But it’s not the end of the world.”
On how they first met, she previously explained, “I’ve known him for years. We knew each other as teenagers and we were in the same circles.
“But we’ve both had partners and it’s never really been the right time. We were friends beforehand and then we got together romantically around summer 2020.
"It was around the time things started to open again after lockdown and we could mingle. And then we went back into multiple lockdowns and he moved into my flat. So we kind of fast-tracked.”
Just last week, Shaughna shared her excitement over packing her hospital bag as she prepares to give birth.
“I’ve already started gathering a few bits and pieces for the baby. But after getting advice from my Instagram followers and friends who’ve had children, I’ve created a huge list of items to get for the hospital bag,” she said.
“I need to get it packed now because I’m down to single digits – I’m just weeks away from giving birth!”
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