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Love Island stars who've welcomed babies - from Olivia and Alex Bowen to Camilla Thurlow

Olivia and Alex Bowen have become the latest members of the Love Island baby club!

The pair, who met on the ITV dating show in 2016, showed off their new bundle of joy on Instagram today - much to the delight of fans who had watched them fall in love on camera.

The couple are one of a few success stories from the show, which has produced engagements, marriages and new families amidst the 'mugging off' and dumpings.

The rare happily ever afters will no doubt give some aspiration to the singletons looking for love in the current series - which launched earlier this week.

Let's take a look at all the Love Island babies who were born as a result of their parents coupling up on the reality show - and the tots who arrived after their famous parents found love in other places...

Olivia and Alex Bowen

Olivia and Alex Bowen show off their son (Instagram)

Love Island favourites Olivia and Alex Bowen delighted fans with news of their pregnancy.

The pair, who tied the knot in 2018, took to Instagram to share posts announcing the arrival of their baby boy.

New mum Olivia wrote: 'Abel Jacob Bowen. You are everything. 10/06/22."

Alex then shared a second snap to his Instagram page that showed him cradling his boy while Olivia leaned on his shoulder.

"Abel Jacob Bowen, but you can call him AJ.... the day our lives changed for the better," gushed the dad.

Cally Jane Beech and Luis Morrison

Cally Jane Beech and Luis Morrison dated during and after Love Island (Instagram)
Cally-Jane Beech with daughter Vienna (misscallyjane/Instagram)

Islanders Cally Jane Beech and Luis Morrison hold the title of welcoming Love Island's first baby after welcoming daughter Vienna in 2017.

The pair appeared on the show in 2015 where, in an iconic moment, Luis was shocked to see his ex Cally Jane walk into the villa.

Throughout the show, the pair rekindled their love for each other and coupled up, with Cally falling pregnant months after the show ended.

Unfortunately, the couple split up in 2018, just a year after welcoming Vienna.

Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey

Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey with children Freddie-George and Delilah (cara_delahoyde/Instagram)
Cara and Nathan became the first Love Island couple to get married (Instagram)

Cara De La Hoyde met her future husband and father of her children when they were coupled up together on the very first day of Love Island 2016.

The pair went on win the whole series after impressing fans with their undeniable chemistry and fun-loving personalities.

But it wasn't all smooth sailing after the villa, after Cara announced her pregnancy in 2017 the couple briefly split before getting back together in time for the birth of Freddie-George.

Their second child, daughter Delilah, was born in 2020 - a year after the couple got married.

Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt

Camilla starred on Love Island in 2017 with Jamie (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
Camilla and Jamie with daughter Nell (camillathurlow/Instagram)

Four years after finishing up finalists on Love Island, Jamie Jewitt and Camilla Thurlow welcomed adorable daughter Nell Sophia.

In May this year they were celebrating again after welcoming a second daughter with an equally cute name; Nora Belle.

When talking about parenting during lockdown, Camilla said: "We're all trying to be the best we can be for our babies. What works for one family might not work for someone else.

"It's so important that we're able to speak to other parents without casting judgement, because these judgements can have a real effect.

"We want people to have a place where they can definitely share their experiences, but they can get advice that can help and empower parents."

Jess Shears and Dom Lever

Jess and Dom got 'married' on GMB in 2018 (Rex)
Dom Lever and Jess Shears with their firstborn (jessica_rose_uk/Instagram)

Jess Shears and Dom Lever met each other on the 2017 series of Love Island with Jess' having her eye on the hunk since she entered as a late arrival bombshell.

They tied the knot in 2018 in a gorgeous Mykonos ceremony - and proudly became parents the following year.

Despite their public image, the couple rarely post any pictures of their child and refuse to make the firstborn's name public.

Speaking on a podcast in 2020, Jess said: "I think we just enjoyed keeping it to ourselves and it's been quite nice being – like everyone talks about the 'newborn bubble' – and it is you just kind of it's just you and them and you're just getting on with your life."

She added: “We share quite a lot I feel, so I feel like we just didn't need to announce what he was, who he is whatever but yeah, we're not afraid of showing it."

In March this year, Jess announced they were expecting a second child.

And the stars who found love after the villa...

Marcel Somerville

Marcel is another 2017 contestant who has welcomed a baby (ITV)
Marcel with baby son Roman (Instagram/@marcel_rockyb)

Blazing Squad legend and Love Island favourite Marcel Somerville welcome his first child in 2021.

The star, who left the villa with personal trainer Gabby Allen, went on to find love with Rebecca Viera, with whom he is now engaged.

Last year Marcel announced the news they'd welcomed their first child on Instagram, writing: "Roman Somerville Born 30/01/21 @ 23:37 My Heart!!! Pregnancy is a journey and this past 9 and a bit months have been totally worth it!

"He’s literally the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen... Soooo Handsome. I can’t wait for you all to meet him."

Dani Dyer

Dani Dyer shows with baby Santiago (danidyerxx/Instagram)

Following her breakup with fellow Love Island star Jack Fincham, Dani Dyer rekindled her romance with former lover Sammy Kimmence.

The pair welcomed their son Santiago into the world in January 2021 with Dani revealing the meaning behind her child's name in a podcast alongside her dad, Eastenders star Danny Dyer.

She told fans on Sorted With the Dyers: "I know you're all probably wondering what we've called him. There’s been a lot of assumptions going on, some are actually really funny to be fair, but his name is Santiago.

"I know a lot of you are probably thinking 'What?!' but that is his name but we are going to be calling him Santi."

Dani's domestic happiness proved shortlived as partner Sammy was jailed for ripping off pensioners swiftly after their son's arrival.

She has since gone on to find love with West Ham star Jarrod Bowen, much to her dad's approval.

Theo Campbell

Theo Campbell with son Aries (theo_campbell91/Instagram)

Theo appeared on the 2017 series of Love Island and is better remembered for continuously winding his fellow islanders up than his romantic escapades on the show.

In 2021, Theo announced to his fans that he had become a father while keeping the mother's identity secret.

He believed that his son, Aries Campbell, should be entitled to private life and has since tried to keep him away from the limelight.

Announcing the happy news, he wrote: "I can’t believe the joy I had looking into the eyes of my baby boy."

“Massive well done to his mum as-well, the process of having a baby is crazy I literally didn’t have a clue how strong a woman has to be to go through this! [sic]," he added.

Hannah Elizabeth

Hannah Elizabeth appeared on Love Island in 2015 (ITV)
Hannah Elizabeth with son Reggie (Hannah Elizabeth/Instagram)

Liverpool's Hannah Elizabeth appeared on Love Island during its first series in 2015.

During her stint on the show, the 31-year-old famously announced her engagement to fellow islander Jon Clarke with the pair splitting up only three months later.

Since leaving the show, the former Playboy model gave birth to son Reggie in November 2019.

She is raising her firstborn on her own after leaving former fiancé George Andreeti due to his irrational and worrying behaviour.

She told MailOnline: “I left George when I found out I was pregnant, I had to do what is right for me and my baby.

“He isn’t well at the minute and I don’t agree with what he is posting online. I'm going into this as a single mum, on my own with no support.”