Love Island romances that outlasted the villa! As new singletons flock to Mallorca to find love, FEMAIL reveals the couples who’ve moved in, married and welcomed kids
- Fans have finally been given a glimpse of this year’s Love Island contestants
- But will they be lucky in love and find their soulmate, or face heartbreak?
- There’s been splits galore throughout the past seven seasons of the ITV2 show
- Yet there have been a fortunate few who are proof that contestants can find love
Fans have been given a glimpse of this year’s Love Island contestants as they eagerly await the return of the popular ITV2 show.
But as the stars – including footballing legend Michael Owen’s 19-year-old daughter Gemma – get ready to head into the villa, will they be lucky in love and find the one, or face heartbreak?
While there’s been splits galore throughout the past seven series, there have been a fortunate few who are proof that contestants can find love during the summer-long programme.
Here, FEMAIL reveals the former Love Island couples who are still going strong long after leaving the sunny Mallorca villa behind. There have been countless houses, four marriages, five children – and two more on the way.
They include married Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt, who appeared in the third series in 2017, and on Saturday announced the birth of their second child together.
Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury, who jumped onto our small screens in 2019 for the fifth series, also further cemented their relationship by purchasing a £4million six-bedroom home in affluent Cheshire.
Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen: Married with a baby on the way
Series 2, 2016
Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen met on series two of Love Island in 2016, when Alex arrived as a bombshell, with the couple ultimately finishing in second place
The couple, aged 28 and 30, moved in together within weeks and Alex proposed during a romantic trip to New York in December after just five months of dating
In September 2018, Olivia and Alex, formerly a sales executive and scaffolder respectively, tied the knot in the first-ever Love Island wedding in front of friends, family and reality TV co-stars at Gosfield Hall, in Essex
Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen met on series two of Love Island in 2016, with the couple ultimately finishing in second place.
The couple, aged 28 and 30, moved in together within weeks and Alex proposed during a romantic trip to New York in December after just five months of dating.
In September 2018, Olivia and Alex, formerly a sales executive and scaffolder respectively, tied the knot in the first-ever Love Island wedding in front of friends, family and reality TV co-stars at Gosfield Hall, in Essex.
The couple, who are expecting their first child, are still just as loved-up as ever, documenting their married life from their lavish £1million Essex home where they live with their two French Bulldogs Winnie and Reggie.
The ITV2 favourites have continued to capitalise on their popularity, and have become one of the show’s biggest financial success story, amassing an estimated combined £4.3million fortune since leaving the villa.
Olivia shared the happy news she was pregnant with her first child with Alex on New Year’s Day.
The couple previously revealed they are not finding out the sex of the baby before it is born in June, and wanted their nursery to be ‘gender neutral’.
Earlier this year, Olivia told MailOnline of her pregnancy: ‘I’m so excited to become a Mum. It feels very surreal still to even say it, but we both can’t wait for the next part of our lives. Alex is going to be the best dad – he’s so caring, kind and a big kid at heart.
‘My pregnancy is going really fast; We still both can’t quite believe it’s happening. We’re having to stop ourselves buying all the baby clothes at the moment, we just get too excited.
‘Our family and friends were so shocked when we told them, but I just knew very early on, you know your body. We’re not going to find out what we’re having, I think the surprise will make it extra special.’
Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde: Married with two children
Series 2, 2016
Not only are series two winners Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde still together, they are married with two children
The road to happiness wasn’t plain sailing for the duo, however. The couple (pictured with their son in May 2021) split less than a year after the show, despite Cara being pregnant with Nathan’s son at the time
They reconciled, however, and got back together at Christmas 2017, a few weeks before Cara welcomed their baby, who they named Freddie-George. They got married in a low-key ceremony in the summer of 2019. They welcomed a daughter, Delilah, in 2020
It wasn’t just Olivia and Alex who found love on season two.
Not only are series winners Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde still together, they are married with two children.
The road to happiness wasn’t plain sailing for the duo, however. They split less than a year after the show, despite Cara being pregnant with Nathan’s son at the time.
They reconciled at Christmas 2017, a few weeks before Cara welcomed their baby, who they named Freddie-George.
The couple later revisited the Love Island villa and Nathan shocked Cara by asking her to marry him. They got married in a low-key ceremony in the summer of 2019. They welcomed a daughter, Delilah, in 2020.
They have also appeared on TOWIE, as have many other Love Islanders following their stint in the villa.
Cara told MailOnline previously: ‘I’ll be honest I don’t really watch Love Island anymore because the people on there, they’re just so pretty and everything and it just stresses me out watching these girls walk around and I think “I don’t look like that anymore.”
‘I think it’s a really difficult thing to go into now and I’ll be honest I don’t think I would want to go into Love Island now. It’s too big of an industry now for me. It would stress me out too much.
‘With Nathan and I and the earlier series it was all about love – we had no expectations of what Love Island was.
‘I went in there because I didn’t want to pay rent for six weeks! I thought I’ll go in there, I’m a little bit of a weirdo and nobody is going to fancy me and I fell in love and met my husband!’
Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt: Married with two children
Series 3, 2017
Series three saw Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt narrowly miss out on the crown, finishing in second place
In February 2021, Jamie proposed to Camilla with their baby daughter wearing a personalised baby grow which read: ‘Mummy, will you marry my Daddy?’
On Saturday, the pair announced the arrival of their second child, a daughter called Nora Belle Jewitt (pictured together)
Series three saw Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt narrowly miss out on the crown, finishing in second place.
Camilla was initially unlucky-in-love during her stint on the ITV2 dating show, after her budding romance with Jonny Mitchell came to end as he began pursuing Tyla Carr.
However things turned around when she met Calvin Klein model, Jamie.
In February 2019, the couple, both aged 32, moved into their own home after living at his parents’ house following their exit from the ITV2 dating show.
The following year, the pair announced they were expecting their first child together, and in October 2020 they welcomed a baby girl called Nell.
In February 2021, Jamie proposed to Camilla with their baby daughter wearing a personalised baby grow which read: ‘Mummy, will you marry my Daddy?’
The pair went on to marry in a romantic ceremony last year and announced they were expecting their second child together in December.
On Saturday, the pair announced the arrival of their second child, a daughter called Nora Belle Jewitt.
The couple shared a heartwarming video featuring images of their new addition, who was born ahead of her June due date.
Captioning the post, they penned: ‘Our beautiful early bird Nora Belle Jewitt. Born 27 May 2022, a sister for our gorgeous little Nell Sophia.’
The sweet clip, set to Ed Sheeran’s song Welcome To The World, shows the happy couple’s pregnancy announcement at Christmas, where they told of their baby joy using tree decorations.
It also showed their baby bundled up in a white baby grow and hat, with another seeing the proud parents posing with the tot shortly after her birth.
Jess Shears and Dom Lever: Married and expecting a second baby
Series 3, 2017
Jess Shears and Dom Lever met on series 3 of Love Island in 2017, where they left separately and early on in the series
The pair announced their engagement after three months of dating and married in a romantic ceremony on the Greek Island of Mykonos in October 2018
They revealed that they were expecting their first child in May 2019, seven months after tying the knot, and welcomed their baby boy in September that year
Jess Shears and Dom Lever met on series 3 of Love Island in 2017 but only got together outside the villa.
They both left separately and early on in the series.
The pair announced their engagement after three months of dating and married in a romantic ceremony on the Greek Island of Mykonos in October 2018.
They revealed that they were expecting their first child in May 2019, seven months after tying the knot, and welcomed their baby boy in September that year.
In March 2022, Jess, 28, and Dom, 31, announced they’re expecting a second child by sharing a video showing Jess’ pregnancy test and a baby scan, plus son Presley kissing her tummy, alongside the caption: ‘Our family is growing.’
The expectant parents also revealed their second baby will be another boy and Jess is due to give birth in June.
The couple live in Devon, where Jess originates from, and are currently renovating their dream home.
Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury: Own a £4million home
Series 5, 2019
Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury met on series 5 of Love Island in 2019, finishing in second place
The PrettyLittleThing creative director and the boxer, both 23, became official just weeks after their first villa date and moved in together in Manchester a month after landing back in the UK in 2019
Molly-Mae and Tommy previously rented a £1.3million flat while hunting for their dream home. But in March 2022, they revealed they had finally found the right house for them, purchasing a £4million six-bedroom home in affluent Cheshire (pictured)
Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury met on series 5 of Love Island in 2019, finishing in second place.
The PrettyLittleThing creative director and the boxer, both 23, became official just weeks after their first villa date and moved in together in Manchester a month after landing back in the UK in 2019.
Molly-Mae and Tommy previously rented a £1.3million flat while hunting for their dream home.
But in March 2022, they revealed they had finally found the right house for them, purchasing a £4million six-bedroom home in affluent Cheshire. It boasts a luxurious contemporary design, 5,000 sq ft of land, and a tranquil garden.
Molly revealed the move by launching a new social media profile on Instagram called Molly Maison, where she plans to document more of her personal life.
Former Love Islander Molly snapped up the Cheshire residence before it went on the market and will now have the likes of England footballers Marcus Rashford, 24, and Jordan Pickford, 28, as neighbours.
A source told MailOnline: ‘Molly fell in love with the property as soon as she saw it. It has everything she had been looking for including a luxurious contemporary design, stylish interiors, and a landscape garden.
‘Molly also loved the bohemian influences, which is reminiscent of her travels to Ibiza and Tulum in Mexico. She purchased the house straight from the developer so wasted no time in snapping up the property after being so persistent with her search for the perfect home.’
Molly proudly announced the beginning of her ‘new chapter’ to her 6.2million Instagram followers, saying: ‘A three-year search for our first home, which some of you have followed, has finally come to an end.
‘I know a lot of you won’t have been expecting me to do a home account as I have become a lot more private about what I post of our home life. However, having a home account is something that I have always dreamed of doing.’
Molly’s new abode, which has recently been refurbished, has a grand entrance complete with double front doors, marble flooring, and an elegant staircase.
The house has six spacious bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, the main boasting his and hers sinks, and a large living space, where Molly and Tommy will no doubt relax of an evening while watching their favourite Harry Potter films.
The couple have previously revealed they are ‘so excited’ for marriage and children and ‘talk about what the future holds every single day’.
Paige Turley and Finn Tapp: Plans to marry
Series 6, 2020
Paige Turley and Finn Tapp were crowned the winners of the show’s first winter edition
The Scottish singer, 24, and footballer, 22, decided to move in together into their own flat in Manchester in June 2020 after staying at her parents’ house in Scotland. Pictured together in October 2020
Paige Turley and Finn Tapp were crowned the winners of the show’s first winter edition.
The Scottish singer, 24, and footballer, 22, decided to move in together into their own flat in Manchester in June 2020 after staying at her parents’ house in Scotland.
Finn previously revealed ‘there’s no question in his mind’ that he will marry Paige, he also teased that he has been thinking about proposing to his girlfriend.
Last year Paige admitted that she thought she would be booted out of the villa after a week in the sun.
Speaking on Lorraine, she said: ‘I only expected to go and get a suntan for a week, maybe date a couple of guys and that would be it. Obviously, I went on and met Finn and we went on to win it. So it was definitely not what I had thought when I was in there.
‘I thought I would be sunbathing all day, whereas you’re out doing quite a lot of challenges or with somebody on dates. You’ve never got that much time to kill, which I thought was fine.’
Finn thought he would date a couple of the islanders while he was on the show, but he didn’t expect to find The One. He explained: ‘Not in a million years did I think I would actually find someone.
‘There’s five girls and five boys to start off, so you’re gonna have a few dates here and there but you never think you’re gonna find the one that you move out with two three months down the line. It was crazy.’
Molly Smith and Callum Jones: Living together two years on
Series 6, 2020
Molly Smith and Callum Jones met on series 6 of the winter edition of Love Island in 2020, where they left before the finale
The couple (pictured together in October 2020), aged 27 and 25, moved into a lavish four-bedroom house in Manchester that November after meeting on the show
Molly Smith and Callum Jones met on series 6 of the winter edition of Love Island in 2020, where they left before the finale.
The couple, aged 27 and 25, moved into a lavish four-bedroom house in Manchester that November after meeting on the show.
Former scaffolder Callum has previously revealed that he can see himself marrying model Molly and potentially having children together.
Last month the couple celebrated two years together as Molly posted a sweet throwback snap with her beau on social media. She captioned the photo: Happy 2 years @callum_jones’
They have gone from strength to strength – but it wasn’t always smooth sailing for the couple, as their get-together caused a stir on the ITV2 show.
Callum entered the show as one of the original contestants and connected with Shaugna Phillips at the beginning.
The couple’s relationship continued to blossom until the infamous Casa Amor came along – which saw Molly’s arrival to the show.
Molly and Callum hit it off upon meeting, and he decided to return to the villa with her – leaving Shaugna devastated as she was left to fly solo.
Nas Majeed and Eva Zapico: Made things official
Series 6, 2020
Nas Majeed and Eva Zapico (pictured) met on series 6 of the winter edition of Love Island in 2020, where they left before the finale
The couple (pictured in October 2020) went official in July that year when Nas revealed he had finally asked Eva to be his girlfriend after meeting in the villa
Nas Majeed and Eva Zapico met on series 6 of the winter edition of Love Island in 2020, where they left before the finale.
The couple went official in July that year when Nas revealed he had finally asked Eva to be his girlfriend after meeting in the villa.
Nas and Eva have been going strong ever since, with the loved-up duo regularly sharing glimpses into their romance on social media.
Nas revealed he’d finally asked Eva to be his girlfriend, during a cosy date at Jin Bo Law in central London.
Confirming the news with fans on Instagram, the reality star shared a sweet snap from their romantic evening, which he captioned: ‘Officially a couple #securedthebag #trustinyoursauce.’ (sic)
An excited Eva uploaded an identical image to her social media platform, which she captioned: ‘I’VE GOT A BOYFRENNNNNNNN.’ (sic)
The social media influencer was kicked out of the Love Island villa ahead of the final alongside her beau when he dumped eventual runner-up Demi Jones.
Liam Reardon and Millie Court: Bought a £1million home
Series 7, 2021
Essex-born Millie Court and Liam Reardon, from Wales, scooped the £50,000 cash prize on Love Island last summer
In November that year, they splashed out £1million on an Elizabethan mansion conversion in Essex (pictured), complete with panoramic views of the countryside
Essex-born Millie Court and Liam Reardon, from Wales, scooped the £50,000 cash prize on Love Island last summer.
In November that year, they splashed out £1million on an Elizabethan mansion conversion in Essex, complete with panoramic views of the countryside.
The reality couple were said to be ‘over the moon’ after buying their first four-bedroom property together, which boasts sprawling grounds, three bathrooms, and a sauna.
However, in April 2022, the couple caused fans to question their relationship after they spotted they hadn’t been seen on one another’s social media for other a month.
However, Millie, 24, and Liam, 22, quashed rumours after sharing a new Instagram video showing of their ‘matching couple fits’.
Millie shared the post to her 1.9 million Instagram followers which was the first time the couple had been pictured together in six weeks.
The blonde beauty fuelled split rumours even more as she jetted off to LA for a photoshoot for ASOS and Puma, leaving Liam behind in the UK.
While Millie shared behind-the-scenes clips of her trip, her beau was seen hanging out with his Love Island pals in London over dinner.
The previous month, Liam was nowhere to be seen as Millie attended her shoe launch with EGO alone.
He also left fans confused when he said he had ‘nothing to wake up for’ following winning the ITV2 reality show.
‘I’ve been put into Essex, no family no friends. Obviously, I’m with Millie, which is good… I’d wake up, but have nothing to wake up for,’ he told Heat podcast.
Toby Aromolaran and Chloe Burrows: Living together
Series 7, 2021
Love Island stars Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran’s (pictured), who appeared on series seven of the popular show in 2021, moved in together six months ago
Chloe said it is ‘easy’ living with her boyfriend Toby (pictured together) after they met on Love Island – and they agreed to move in together as soon as the show ended
Love Island stars Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran’s, who appeared on series seven of the popular show in 2021, moved in together six months ago.
Chloe reignited her romance with Toby despite vowing she’d never forgive him after he dumped her in the Love Island villa, with the pair finishing runner-up behind winners Liam Reardon and Millie Court.
In March 2022, a source claimed the pair’s relationship had hit the rocks after they were struggling to see each other due to their busy schedules.
An insider told The Sun: ‘It was touch and go for Chloe and Toby just a few weeks ago. They’ve both been working really hard and were finding it difficult to make time for each other.
‘It looked like they were going to call it a day, but after crisis talks have realised they’ve got something worth fighting for.’
It comes after Chloe said it is ‘easy’ living with her boyfriend Toby after they met on Love Island – and they agreed to move in together as soon as the show ended.
The reality star admitted their relationship has ‘matured’ since they found love in the villa and those who believe it’s ‘too soon’ for the pair to be living together have ‘forgotten’ how intense the ITV2 dating series is.
Chloe told MailOnline: ‘I have never lived with a boyfriend before but don’t forget we lived in really intense conditions all summer, we were together 24/7 – this is nothing.
‘This is very easy; there has been no adjustment period because we’re so used to being around each other.
‘People have the assumption that it’s a bit “too soon” but they forget how intense Love Island is – I can never explain it to someone, until you’ve been in it you don’t get it. I remember watching it and thinking why are they crying on week one?
‘We wanted to move in together sooner. We came straight off Love Island and started looking at flats. It just took us a while to find the right one.’
The former marketing specialist explained herself and semi-professional footballer Toby felt it was important to move forward in their relationship and commit to each other fully.
MailOnline revealed Chloe and Toby moved into a £1million property in Essex in November 2021 that was once owned by King Henry VII.
Faye Winter and Teddy Soares: Living together
Series 7, 2021
Happy couple Faye Winter and Teddy Soares met in the Love Island villa summer of 2021 and have been together ever since
When the couple (pictured in November 2021) decided to move in together they had some backlash from the shows fans saying they were moving too quick
Happy couple Faye Winter and Teddy Soares met in the Love Island villa summer of 2021 and have been together ever since.
When they decided to move in together they had some backlash from the shows fans saying they were moving too quick.
However, Devon native Faye, who is a former estate agent, was quick to fire back during an exclusive MailOnline interview.
She said: ‘It was so weird not living together even for the couple of months that we didn’t have our place.
Faye continued: ‘Who is anyone else to judge what we do in our lives? I don’t judge anyone else for what they do in their relationship. Some people think they’re entitled to an opinion that I don’t think I am entitled to about others.’
The pair recently enjoyed a holiday to Santorini where they posted a series of loved-up snaps on social media.
LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Paige Thorne
Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find.
I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!
‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’
Name: Indiyah Polack
Occupation: Hotel waitress
Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.
Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one.
I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’
Name: Tasha Ghouri
Occupation: Model and dancer
Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.
This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time.
I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’
Name: Gemma Owen
Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer.
I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest.
If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.
Andrew Le Page
Name: Andrew Le Page
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.
I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.
I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not?
This is the best time to give it a go.’
Name: Luca Bish
Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.
If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.
Name: Dami Hope
Occupation: Senior Microbiologist
Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.
When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.
I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.
Name: Liam Llewellyn
Location: Newport, South Wales
Occupation: Masters Student
Who is their type on paper? ’22 is a really nice age to meet someone, you’ve got your years ahead of you so you have time to grow together.
Love Island is a great opportunity to meet someone, you’re in with a load of different types so you can get to grips with what you really like.’
Name: Davide Sanclimenti
Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)
Occupation: Business owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.
They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.
Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘
Name: Ikenna Ekwonna
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve only been in one past relationship but now I think I’m at the age where I could find someone.
Hopefully, I’m going to bring spontaneity and excitement.
I’m not really shy to speak to people I don’t really care too much about what people think.’
Name: Amber Beckford
Who is their type on paper? ‘I don’t like guys that show off.
I don’t like flashy guys – just have a personality and make me laugh.
There was this one guy and he was trying to purposefully show off his car keys and we were literally in the middle of a restaurant!’
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