LOVE Island star Zara McDermott revealed her ‘breakdown’ after her beloved cats ‘went missing’.
The 26-year-old, who shot to fame on the ITV2 dating show in 2017, shares two adorable rag doll cats called Albus and Cedric with her Made In Chelsea boyfriend Sam Thompson.
Zara McDermott opened up about her ‘breakdown’ after she couldn’t find her pet cats
She shared the ordeal on Instagram
Zara with her two cats Albus and Cedric
Yesterday Zara had the fright of her life when she couldn’t find fury friends when she returned home.
The reality favourite shared her ordeal on Instagram with her 1.7 million followers.
Zara said: “I just had a near mental breakdown because I home and I couldn’t find the cats anywhere, I spent 20 mins searching every room and cupboard for them and I couldn’t see them.
“Anyway long story short my brother calmed me down on the phone and I started searching every part of the house top to bottom, I found them inside an electrical cupboard in the basement…
“I couldn’t hear their cries. I’ve never felt relief like it.”
She continued: “The biggest question is which poltergeist put them in there???? How on earth did they end up deep in a random cupboard?!
“It was also jammed shut with a ladder. SO STRANGE.”
In April last year Zara had a similar situation.
She broke down in tears as she revealed that her cat had gone missing after Sam left the front door open.
Zara received the sad news while filming miles away from home.
She said on Instagram: “So I am in the south west coast of England. I’m filming a new project and I pull up to my hotel, go to get out of the car and I get a message from my cleaner saying ‘why did you leave the door open? Your cat’s escaped’.
“[Their cat] Albus has escaped into [Sam’s sister] Louise and Ryan’s garden. I called every single person within the vicinity of the area to come and help because my cleaner couldn’t climb the fence to get him back.
“Nobody answered me. And I was just screaming, crying… scared I was never going to see him again. And Sam didn’t answer the phone and Sam was the one who left the door open.
“I’ve never been so angry at him in my whole life.”
The couple, who started dating in May 2019, brought the two home in December 2020.
It comes after Zara opened up about marriage with Sam.
They recently sparked engagement rumours during a trip to South Africa.
Despite thanking her loyal fans for their support, Zara has now admitted that she would like the proposal to be authentic.
Speaking exclusively to The Celeb Report, Zara said: “I would definitely like to get engaged in the next five years but I think sometimes people commenting on it so much, it kind of takes the fun out of it.
“For me, I guess in the last six months, I’m so focused on my career and what I’m doing, that sometimes I forget that there’s people wanting that for us.
“That’s so lovely that people love us so much as a couple that they feel that way but I also do want it to feel like a surprise – it take the surprise away.”
Zara and Sam became proud cat owners in 2020
Zara and Sam have been together since 2019