Love Island: These Unforgettable Couples Are Still In Love!
April 28, 2020 1:32pm
British reality series Love Island has proven to be a huge hit with audiences. But it’s also been a hit with its contestants too. While there have been a few notorious late-night bust-ups and arguments during the show’s five years on air (including 2016’s infamous wine-spill leading to Malia Arkian’s impromptu removal), the dating reality series has seen its fair share of blossoming romance.
After the lights have gone down, and Love Island’s villa has gone in its annual hibernation, what couples have stuck together? While former 2018 contestants Josh Denzel and Kaz Crossley, and 2017 pair Marcel Somerville and Gabby Allen lick the wounds of their post-show break-ups, and a chase a few tabloid inches by talking about them, there are plenty of couples who found love that stuck. We check out three of our favorites.
Cara De La Hoyd and Nathan Massey
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Cara De La Hoyd and Nathan Massey were hugely popular during the 2016 show and have remained fan-favorites ever since. They won the show that year and, after temporarily splitting, got back together, eventually tying the knot in the summer of 2019. They’re currently expecting their second child.
The pair have kept Love Island viewers up to date with their lives via social media, with Cara amassing over 1.1 million followers. She recently informed fans she wanted to have a home birth when she welcomes the couple’s second child into the world.
Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen
The 2016 series of Love Island proved to be one filled with heavenly matches. But, like all great soap operas, it was a rocky start. Originally Alex hooked up with Zara Holland in the second series, before their relationship soured and he found the loving eyes of Olivia. The pair finished runners-up to Cara De La Hoyd and Nathan Massey and, like the 2016 winners, have tied the knot since filming ended.
The pair wedded in September 2018 at the grand stately home Gosfield Hall in Essex. Also becoming major social media influencers, the couple’s wealth has grown substantially thanks to their small-screen romance, and they recently took fans on a virtual tour of their tranquil Essex estate.
Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt
Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt got together in the third series of the show. It was a coupling that won the hearts of audiences after Camilla saw her initial affections for Jonny Mitchell rebuked. Yet, being dumped by one hunk left her falling into the arms of another. This time – with Jamie – it was a match made in Love Island heaven.
The winners of the show in 2017 were Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies but, unlike that pair, Camilla and Jamie have stayed together. While wedding bells haven’t sounded just yet, the pair live together, recently posting a picture on Instagram of themselves in bed with their dogs. Camilla, who has 1.4 million followers, and Jamie have warmed the hearts of fans since their stint on the show ended with efforts to raise money for various humanitarian efforts.
Winning acclaim all over the world
The success of the show has seen it transcend the small screen. For example, there’s the official Love Island shop selling fashion accessories like sunglasses, shirts, and even branded drinks bottles. Love Island: The Morning After, a podcast with Kem Cetinay and Arielle Vandenberg also proved to be an instant hit.
Love Island has even inspired games including Fusebox’s simulation release for mobile devices that promises to put players right into the heart of the TV show. You create your own interactive stories and see how they work out. Will you find romance?
Similarly, the Love Island Slot, which allows you to play for free, has proven to be popular by bringing the drama of discovering romance to the thrill of the spinning reels. Storm Gaming’s release boasts bright colors and summer-inspired symbols, such as beach balls and sandals, to capture the show’s sense of sun-kissed entertainment.
Love Island has been a hit all over the world with the BAFTA award-winning show seeing syndication across Europe with new shows arriving in Denmark, Finland, and Norway adding to commissions in Germany and Sweden. Love Island USA which, during its first season, had 2.54 million viewers, launched in 2018 with a prime time slot on CBS and simulcast in Canada. Underlining its success, the show is also set to hit the Australian shore soon. Hopefully, these upcoming shows will lead to a few more enduring romances.