When I think of the most common celebrity couple question of all time, there’s one that immediately comes to mind: were they really dating or was it all just for publicity? Is the whole breakup just a big old PR stunt? In their more misogynistic iterations, we also encounter questions like, ‘Was she just using him for clout?’
This is exactly the kind of discourse Madeline Argy is currently wrapped up in following her recent alleged breakup with fellow Brit and rapper Central Cee. So, the 23-year-old set the record straight during an explosive interview with podcaster Alex Cooper on Call Her Daddy.
Madeline Argy is a TikTok influencer who has managed to amass a whopping 4.8 million followers so far. The creator started posting on the video-sharing app in March 2021 and quickly attracted a large following, due to her honest debriefs, stunning acrylic nails, and funny, unscripted videos.
In September 2022, fans started to speculate that she was dating Central Cee, also known as Oakley Neil H.T Caesar-Su. While neither of them has officially confirmed their relationship publicly, they frequently appeared in each other’s Instagram posts and shared little tits and bits about their life together. Each time they did, it sent TikTok into a frenzy.
For this reason, it didn’t take fans long to spot that Argy and Central Cee had unfollowed each other on Instagram this month.
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Fans quickly began rummaging around online to try and figure out what the cause of the breakup might be. This naturally led to people conclude that perhaps the whole thing was never real, to begin with.
“It was defo PR and after the sundown town thing, he couldn’t be associated anymore,” theorised one user.
In case you missed it, about a month ago, Argy expressed her wish to “live in a sundown town” in a since-deleted TikTok post. The creator was clearly unaware of what the term meant. But if you need a quick refresher in US history, similar to Argy, let me explain the controversy: sundown towns are not idyllic coastal towns that are bathed in sunlight all year. Instead, they refer to all-white neighbourhoods that drove out people of colour after sundown between 1890 and 1968 in the country.
Argy confirmed that she and Central Cee had actually been in an “entanglement” for the past two years. The influencer also revealed that the relationship had become very “toxic” towards the end, which is why she made the call to end it.
Nevertheless, Argy did admit that the couple almost hooked up during New York Fashion Week, about two weeks ago. She promised a friend that she would not sleep with him and walked home alone, but woke up the next morning regretting the decision. This bomb pretty much exploded all over TikTok.
Lastly, the creator addressed some of the rumours regarding the validity of the relationship. The TikTok star stated that if the relationship was just for clout, she would have posted pictures of him “more than three times.” Fair enough.