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Sarah Barrett

Love Island stars two months on - cheating, breakups and those feud rumours

The aftermath of Love Island is usually a rollercoaster and 2022's edition has been no different.

From Ekin-Su and Davide, to Gemma Owen and Luca Bish, fans are dying to know what the 2022 islander’s have been up to.

Major cheating scandals, break-ups and accusations means there is plenty of Love Island news to follow.

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Ekin-Sue and Davide whirlwind romance takes off

Love Island Season 8 winners Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti had a whirlwind romance inside the Love Island villa.

The couple faced plenty of highs and lows during their time on the show, with Davide telling Ekin-Su "You're a liar, actress! Go the f**k out" in the middle of one of their clashes.

A New York based magazine called her “the best reality-TV star the world has ever seen and a total sweetie pie”, as reported by The Guardian.

Since leaving the show, the couple have made trips to Manchester, and have had date nights and gym sessions together in London.

Ekin-Su and Davide announced on Channel 4 ’s The Big Breakfast that they will star in their own travel and cooking show.

Ekin-Su has amassed 3.2 million followers on Instagram, while Davide has gained 2 million.

Fans of the couple made a plea to see more of the pair and their antics.

It hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows, as Ekin-Su and Davide were hit with cheating rumours back in August.

The Italian stallion had been spotted in a taxi with two mystery ladies and a male friend.

Social media went berserk with worry after a viral video emerged of Davide getting into a cab with two women after KSI's fight in London.

Ekin-Su immediately addressed the "cheating" speculations to bed once and for all, insisting she "trusts" her boyfriend and knows Davide would never cheat on her.

Commenting on the video and cheating rumours, Ekin-Su told “I mean those videos, we know it’s not true because I was talking to him the whole night.”

(David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock for NTA)

“You know the relationship is between me and him and people like to talk,” she continued.

“The truth behind that is it wasn’t just him, it was a big group, and it just happened to be two girls in a taxi with him and his friend and it just looked wrong, that's all it was.”

Despite the scandal, the pair have continued to flourish, and recently eating tiramisu, reflecting Davide's gesture to Ekin-Su in the Love Island villa, the pair agreed to officially move in together.

Taking to Instagram, Davide shared the moment a waiter brought out a special tiramisu that was decorated with a simple question written in chocolate.

"Moving in?", he added with a small heart.

Ekin-Su, 28, looked ecstatic as she read the question and squealed out a 'Yes' before leaning in to kiss him.

"The beginning of a new beautiful chapter," Davide captioned the short clip.

Ekin-Su also confirmed the news on her Twitter page with a close-up snap of the Prezzo cake.

She wrote: "Davide just surprised me! It’s official we are moving in."

Ekin-Su signed on to star in Dancing On Ice 2023, and will receive a six-figure salary for her appearance.

Earlier this year, she signed a contract worth over €1 million with boutique brand Oh Polly, making it the biggest fashion deal any Islander has landed.

She is also set to star in an ITV2 reality show with Davide, called Ekin-Su and Davide: Homecomings.

The star revealed she turned down the chance to become the new Love Island host.

Ekin-Su was joined by boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti and several Love Island co-stars (Brett D. Cove /

Ekin-Su's claims that she was offered the job were completely shut down by ITV, who have said she was never even in the running for the presenting gig.

An inside source told The Sun: “It’s not true. Maya was the first choice for host.”

Maya has also been spotted liking a series of tweets that also debunked the claims Ekin-Su has made.

Paige addresses the online cheating rumours surrounding Adam Collard

Former paramedic Paige Thorne, 24, and two-time islander Adam Collard came fifth in the final.

Paige recently admitted she initially needed some persuasion to get to know Adam Collard.

Talking to Fubar Radio, Paige said she was initially put off talking to Adam by some of the things the other girls in the villa had said about him, Digital Spy reports.

Paige had a bit of a rocky journey in the villa, and was initially paired with Luca (who ended up with Gemma Owen), and was coupled up with Jacques O'Neill, until his flirting with other girls in Casa Amor led to trouble between the pair and then Jacques quit the show, shortly after Adam expressed his interest in Paige.


Things have taken quite the turn.

Adam Collard was captured by a member of the public cosying up to another girl in a McDonalds on a night out.

The islander had his arm wrapped around another girl with blonde hair.

Speculation began circulating on social media, with several viewers airing their thoughts on the revelations.

The couple’s romance came to an end just two months after they left the villa together, amid the allegations.

Collard was then pictured partying in Ibiza looking particularly close to another girl at a pool party.

This week, Paige broke her silence and appeared on TikTok's GKBarry’s podcast, Saving Grace, where she dished out the truth, and confirmed that not only had the pair split, but that Adam did in fact cheat.

Sources close to the couple have said that they tried to make things work but Paige was "humiliated" by pictures of Adam with another woman, The Daily Star reported.

In the wake of the photos, Paige removed all traces of Adam from her social media.

Speaking on the Saving Grace podcast, she confirmed she was single, and said: “I’m single – living my best life. No I’m kidding, it’s been a really s**t time.”

The 24-year-old claimed that Collard was “not friends” with the woman he was seen with in Ibiza and even alleged that there are more videos that were privately shown to her.

She even referenced a rendezvous involving Collard in a VIP toilet on the podcast.

She claimed: “It’s not just that video. There are other videos that people don’t know about of different people, on the same night, in different locations.

“At first, I was like, nah do you know what? It’s just an arm. I get that people get flirty. There’s nothing to it. If I’m in the club and a guy puts his arm around me, is it cheating? No.

“And then these other videos came out and I’m just like, ooh. Ooh, I can’t justify this.”

According to Thorne, the unseen videos show Collard and other women in “VIP toilets. Keep it classy, babe”.

When asked if there was a chance of the couple reconciling, Thorne said: “Absolutely not.”

She continued: “I mean, would you? Would you get back with someone like that? The videos speak for themselves. The ones everyone has seen and the ones only I’ve seen.”

While her romance with Adam is over, Antigoni previously said that Paige hadn’t spoken to former flame Jacques since leaving the villa.

Well, that’s not the case now, as Paige told Grace on the podcast that she had recently spoken to Jacques.

Thorne said: “There has been slight contact. No contact with the lips. Let’s not forget how this boy done me in Casa Amor.”

“Obviously, we had a vibe in there. But he done me over. D***head. Fine. But we’re just going to see where things go. I am in zero rush to be with a man because men are trash.”

Adam and Paige attended the National Television Awards separately, and allegedly dodged each other.

The Love Island girls have rallied around Paige in the wake of the split.

The Welsh reality star also hinted on the podcast that another couple had split, but did not name the couple she was talking about, adding it was a secret she'd "never tell".

Speaking to the Daily Star, Adam confirmed the split and said::"Love life wise, I'm actually going to turn gay because it's easier than going out with women right now.

"I'm stumped right now, but I'm fully single. I would go on Love Island every year if they put us in to be fair.

"I think they actually lost out last season because they actually put on someone I liked because I was meant to be in there as a 'jack in the box'.”

Talking about the video of him seen getting cosy with a random blonde in McDonalds, he added: "She knows the truth but she knows deep down whether she answers that or not she knows I don't care what anyone says about it because Paige knows nothing happened.

"There's even proof of that after but anyways I think it definitely put a bit pf pressure that then had a domino effect."

Jacques O'Neill is reportedly dating a Scandinavian influencer.

Luca and Gemma fuel rumours they are on the rocks

Gemma, who is currently taking a break from dressage competition due to her busy schedule, has her own swimwear line, OG Beachwear, and is said to have been offered several brand deals since leaving the villa.

Following in the footsteps of Molly-Mae Hague, Gemma was named as the new ambassador for PrettyLittleThing.

During their time on Love Island, Gemma insisted she wanted the approval of her family before taking the next step and making their relationship official.

Luca finally got the seal of approval from Gemma’s football famous dad Michael Owen after joining them on a family holiday.

Gemma, 19, and Luca, 23, haven’t moved in together, Luca is based in Brighton, while Gemma is currently living in her dad Michael’s £4million mansion and wants to stay there for the time being, insisting: “I am still young.”

(Daily Mirror/Steve Reigate)

She explained to the MailOnline: "We don't have any plans to move in together just yet, I'm a home girl, it's where everything is, I'm family oriented and I'm still young.

"In the immediate future I'm happy with where I am, and the setup Luca and I have.”

The star continued: "We are everywhere right now, when I'm down in London working, we spend time with each other and when we have a free weekend, he'll join me in Cheshire and be with the horses. We're making it work around our busy schedules."

The pair have been trying to make their long distance relationship work, but that hasn’t stopped the split rumours.

Gemma’s Dad Michael Owen accompanied her on the NTA red carpet, as Luca couldn’t make it.

Luca was met with controversy after leaving the villa, and was the one to face the brunt of it, as he was the talk of social media where the narrative was his 'controlling behaviour' towards Gemma and 'bullying' towards Tasha Ghouri.

He recently spoke about his behaviour on the show, recently telling Grazia that he "went too far".

"Watching it back, I can hold my hands up and agree with that – I was. There are parts where I'm thinking this is not how I behave in the outside world. Why did I do that," he admitted.

Gemma recently unveiled her Pretty Little Thing collection, which has been met with mixed reviews.

Gemma Owen has also teamed up with luxury jewellery brand Abbott Lyon for a “super special” collaboration.

In what was perceived as a dig at Molly-Mae, after fans reported the collection was similar to Molly-Mae’s style and that Gemma didn’t fit the brand.

One PLT consumer said: “The Gemma Owen collection from PLT might be the worst collab yet.”

In her interview with OK Magazine, the 19-year-old said: "I think my style is timeless and in the moment.

"I think my edit is mine, it's true to me and what I am."

"But I think we are completely different people, I like to think I’m unique. I think my style is timeless."

Gemma continued: "I think obviously, I've got a lot of respect for Molly-Mae, and she's an inspiration to a lot of girls.

Speculation has swarmed social media of a brewing feud between Paige Thorne and Gemma.

The rumours first began that the pair weren't fans of each other after Paige failed to mention Gemma in her list of closest pals.

Paige even took a shot of alcohol to avoid answering a question if she liked Gemma the least adding fuel to the fire.

Gemma took to her YouTube to answer a Q & A, where she also discussed the women throwing shade at each other outside the villa.

Gemma said: "My opinion on this is I don't really get it to be honest. You know, especially on social media I don't see why other girls or anyone they'd feel the need to put someone else down to make themselves feel or look better.”

"I've never got it or understood it. Especially in this industry, especially on social media people would prefer to say something negative than something nice. It's quite messed up."

She also named who she was closest to, saying: "Out of the girls, all of the girls I was in the final with I was close with. I got on with Tash and Ekin. All of the girls, really. The final girls. Antigoni as well."

Andrew and Tasha move in and spark engagement rumours

Love Island lovebirds Tasha and Andrew had a rocky start in the villa, especially after Casa Amor.

The pair became the first couple on Love Island 2022 to make their romance official and have even got matching tattoos since.

Things have been moving fast for the 24-year-old islander.

She and Andrew Le Page, her boyfriend, reached the final but were the first couple voted out. They were beaten by winners Ekin Su and Davide, runners up Gemma Owen and Luca Bish, and third placed Indiyah Polack and Dami Hope.

Model and dancer Tasha, 24, and estate agent Andrew, 27, moved into their own home together in East London after leaving the famous villa in the summer.

The pair have kept their followers on social media updated with their house move, and after settling in they gave an inside view of their two-bedroom pad.

The dancer, 24, and her boyfriend, 27, enjoyed a lavish getaway in Dubai recently, with Andrew sporting his new look.

(Anthony Harvey/REX/Shutterstock for NTA)

Last month, fans noticed Andrew had appeared to unfollow Jacques O'Neill on Instagram, the Mirror UK reported.

It comes as Tasha Ghouri unfollowed Jacques after islander Remi’s post alleging bullying allegations against Jacques, and after Tasha saw a leaked video of Jacques mocking Tasha.

Fans can’t get enough of the pair, and Andrew has been very supportive of Tasha.

In a Q&A video on Tasha's YouTube page, Andrew admitted he was going to complete a British Sign Language (BSL). He said: "It's definitely something I definitely wanna learn. I know it means a lot to Tash and it would be a pretty cool skill to have."

Tasha revealed that her overnight fame has been ‘overwhelming’.

In an interview with OK!, the 24 year old told us how different life has been. “It has been overwhelming,” she says. “But it’s in the best way possible. It’s been crazy. Coming out, I didn’t expect it to be this busy.

“Sometimes I sit down and I try to take it in, I’m like, 'I shouldn’t be doing this right now,' I have to pinch myself.”

Tasha, who is a model and dancer, continues: “It’s weird because when you come out you don’t know what to expect.

(Dave Benett/Getty Images)

"You really don’t know how it’s going to be, so when it happens and you’re like: ‘Oh wow it’s so different’.

Tasha landed a huge fashion brand deal with eBay UK as the company's preloved ambassador.

Tasha also announced L’Oréal Paris had asked her to become one of their UK ambassadors.

Tasha has also launched her own 19-piece collection with shoe brand SIMMI London.

Tasha revealed to OK magazine that her sought after goal is presenting, and she says she would love to follow in the footsteps of former Islander Maura Higgins, 31.

“Maura is gorgeous and confident and the way she’s gone about things has made sense to her and I’m quite inspired by that, so that’s who I look up to,” says Tasha.

“She has gone into presenting and one day I’d love to have my own talk show. That’s how I see the future.”

The pair are also expected to compete in ITV’s brand new series Britain Get Singing alongside the Loose Women panel, and Coronation Street stars.

Dami Hope and Indiyah are loved up and making moves

Senior microbiologist Dami Hope, 26, left the villa with girlfriend Indiyah Polack, 23, the couple placed third runner up in the final.

On Thursday, the loved up pair dazzled as they attended the Sky TV Gangs of London premiere together.

Indiyah took to Instagram and said: “Nights like these with @skytv for the @gangsoflondon premiere.”

During the latest Love island series, Dami and Indiyah had a bumpy ride, they pair chose to recouple with Summer and Deji at the end of Casa Amor.

Dami shocked viewers with his antics, sharing both a three-way kiss and a bed with Summer on the very first night.

He swiftly lost a lot of his popularity with fans for his behaviour throughout the series despite him and Indiyah rekindling things.

The couple have managed to stay out of any major drama since their time on the show, and appear to be focusing on their business pursuits, and each other.

(Jonathan Hordle/REX/Shutterstock)

In an interview with The Sundayworld, Dami revealed he had moved to London, and that himself and Indiyah would start looking for somewhere to live, Dami said: "We are planning on moving in together in September, so things are going along great. We are so busy right now that we haven't had time to look for a place together, but we are definitely going to start looking soon because things are going great between us.

Dami added: "I am making the transition to move to England now. I'll always be an Irish boy and I say that to anyone who asks, but there are doors opening for me in England now. I will never forget my roots.”

Dami likes to show off his fashion sense and post-island life to his 774K followers.

Dami took Indiyah to his hometown in Ireland, and documented the trip on his YouTube channel.

The islander is tipped to win should he take part in the Irish instalment of Dancing On Ice at 8/1.

Indiyah secured a beauty deal with Boots UK as the brand's ambassador, and announced the news on Instagram.


Last month Indiyah had her PrettyLittleThing Marketplace launch at One Marylebone in London.

It was revealed Indiyah had signed a six-figure deal with @plt.

She had been championed by fans to be signed by the brand, alongside fellow brand ambassador Gemma.

Indiyah looked flawless for her big launch as attended with boyfriend Dami and co-stars - and even had a make-over using superstar Rihanna's Fenty Beauty range.

The star sparked backlash on Twitter after she revealed she went to the doctor for a broken nail.

Indiyah tweeted: "Maybe I am dramatic for going to doctors for a broken acrylic, the nurse put a plaster on it and sent me home."

But many weren't impressed with her decision.

One said: "And THIS is why our NHS Is so back logged."

A second said: "Not u wasting the NHS time smh," a second added.”


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