Rugby star Danny Cipriani has shared the last messages he received from Caroline Flack.
He wrote about working in an industry that “doesn’t suit him” and she replied referencing the “court case coming up”.
The former Love Island host was found dead at her flat in east London on Saturday 15 February.
Her family said she had taken her own life just weeks before she was due to go on trial charged with assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton.
The decision to go ahead with the case was made despite the 27-year-old saying he did not support the prosecution.
Cipriani says he believes his former girlfriend was killed by “embarrassment and shame”.
And in his most recent Instagram post, he said he is “grieving hard”.
The pair dated last year and 32-year-old Cipriani posted a screenshot on Instagram of the recent WhatsApp exchange.
After Flack said she was “OK”, Cipriani asked: “Why you just OK? Want you smiling”.
The Love Island host replied: “Well, got court case coming up.”
Flack stepped down from presenting the winter series of Love Island after the alleged assault.
“She wasn’t allowed to talk to her boyfriend throughout the case because of the law. He wanted the charges dropped. They wanted to pursue. I am not pointing fingers,” Cipriani said.
“The CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) and police do a good job. Just saying we can’t always do a good job. This is my grieving process.”
Cipriani said Flack’s nickname for him was Black Dot and “she was kind beyond belief”.
He also said he and Flack had spoken regularly in the past three to four months, and that she had tried to call him and text him on Friday in the hours before she killed herself.
Flack’s management company have criticised the CPS for pursuing a “show trial” with the TV host’s assault charge.
The CPS later outlined how it reaches decisions over whether or not to charge someone with a criminal offence.