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Love Island's Ekin-Su and Davide split as fans gutted over break up of show's 'iconic' couple

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti have split, with Davide confirming their break up on Instagram, less than a year after they won Love Island. And fans are gutted that one of the show's most iconic couples are no more.

It was in the summer of 2022, that actress and model Ekin-Su made an explosive arrival into the villa to join the cast of the ITV series, including early bombshell Davide. And, from the second she crawled across the terrace to his famous 'liar' rant, the two became Love Island legends, going onto win last year's show by a huge margin, as the public fell in love with them both and their often fiery romance.

But, on Thursday evening, Davide took to Instagram to break the news that he and Ekin-Su had parted ways. Posting a statement on his Insta story, he wrote: "Ekin-Su and I are no longer together. I am grateful for the memories and opportunities we shared together and I wish her nothing but the best. I would like for everybody to respect this decision during this difficult time."

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Hinting there was no animosity between him and Ekin, Davide added: "I will continue to support Ekin in anyway possible."

Love Island fans were quick to react to the news online, devastated that the reigning champions had called it quits. One tweeted: "I’m speechless Davide and Ekin Su are no longer together as they looked loved up at the Indiana Jones premiere last week," with a second reacting: "Ekin Su and Davide broke up. Real love doesn’t exist"

Earlier this year, Davide was Ekin's most vocal supporter in the crowd, as she competed on Dancing on Ice, with him even featuring in one of her routines on the ITV skating show.

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