THE sun has set on this year’s Love Island, but there’s still hope for the sexy singletons who didn’t couple up in the villa.
While fairy tale couples like Alex and Olivia Bowen, Jess Shears and Dom Lever and Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt all left Majorca together, other stars found love with fellow islanders after their series ended.
Summer and Josh have grown close since leaving the villaCredit: Rex
Jacques and Antigone have been enjoying each other’s company recentlyCredit: Splash
Fans highlighted that it is not uncommon for contestants to “give it a go” with someone other than their original partner.
Here we look at some of the Love Island couples who found unexpected romance after the show.
Luke Mabbott and Lucie Donlan
Glam duo Lucie and Luke are engagedCredit: Instagram
Lucie, 24, appeared on the fifth season of the show and briefly dated Joe Garratt after leaving, however they split just four months later.
Luke, 27, was a contestant in 2020 – the first winter edition of the show.
Lucie and Luke regularly flaunt their happy life together, sharing loved-up snaps on Instagram.
Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor
Maura and Chris were friends, but their relationship turned to romanceCredit: maurahiggins/Instagram
Maura, 31, was coupled up ballroom dancer Curtis Pritchard, and they finished in fourth place – but split seven months following rumours he’d cheated.
Meanwhile Chris, 27, was dumped alongside Harley Brash, with whom he enjoyed a short-lived romance.
He and Maura kept the fact they were dating a secret, denying rumours over the course of the summer, before becoming Instagram official in November 2020.
Chris captioned the post: “Turns out I fell in love with my best mate.”
Unfortunately, after six months together, Maura announced they had split, writing: “There is no wrongdoing on either side… We still love, care & respect each other deeply. From the minute we met each other we’ve been very close friends and that will never change.”
Wes Nelson and Arabella Chi
Wes hooked up with Arabella after splitting from Megan Barton-Hanson
Wes finished the show with Megan Barton-Hanson and they moved in together straight away, but had a very public breakup in 2019 after just six months.
Arabella, 31, was brutally dumped from series five after just one week, having briefly coupled up with Danny Williams.
She and Wes connected soon after and moved in together after just a few months – but sadly, their relationship was not meant to be.
They split after it was reported they had “grown apart” and become more aware of their six-year age gap.
Rebecca Gormley and Biggs Chris
Rebecca and Biggs moved in together during lockdown
Newcastle lass Rebecca, 24, and Biggs, 30, met on the winter Love Island series and despite not coupling up on the show, they spent over a year together after reuniting once it had finished.
The two went from strength to strength on the outside world, moving in together with their families during lockdown to ensure their relationship would last.
But they hit the rocks after 19 months as they rowed over lifestyle choices and plans for the future.
Biggs claimed: “Rebecca’s more of a party girl, but I want a family and business and just to work, work, work.”
Rebecca assured fans that they were still friends and that the breakup was the “best thing for them both”.
Kaz Crossley and Theo Campbell
Kaz and Theo endured a freak accidentCredit: Instagram
Kaz, 28, was coupled up with Josh Denzel on the show and they finished in third place, but their romance fizzled out after six months.
Theo, 31, only spent nine days in the villa in 2017, but his time goes down in the Love Island Hall of Fame after he was famously branded a “gigantic b*****d” by Jonny Mitchell when he nicked Tyla Carr in a recoupling.
Theo and Kaz sparked dating rumours after they were spotted getting cosy in Bali together, and quickly confirmed their romance on Instagram.
A freak accident put their relationship to the test in the summer of 2019, when Theo was left needing emergency eye surgery.
A champagne bottle was popped close to his face, splitting his eyeball ‘in half’.
The couple continued dating – but endured a messy public break-up in 2020, with Theo slamming Kaz for “selling the dream” before breaking things off.
Despite reuniting on the MTV show Ex on the Beach, the two stayed on separate paths – with Theo recently becoming a dad to a baby boy with influencer Sapphire Yhnell.
Lillie Haynes and Jack Barlow
Lillie and Jack found a connection after being dumped from the showCredit: Splash
Lillie, 23, and Jack, 27, both appeared on series seven of Love Island as hot Casa Amor bombshells, ready to shake up the villa, with Lillie best known for briefly turning Liam Reardon’s head.
Lillie and Jack found a connection shortly after their time on the show came to an end.
They were spotted later that month hand-in-hand on a night out in Manchester, with sources at the time saying that they “fancied the pants off each other”.
Unfortunately it was reported that the long distance between them and their busy schedules meant they called time on their strained relationship.
Max Morley and Laura Anderson
Laura dated season one winner Max MorleyCredit: The Mega Agency
The pair announced that they were dating back in October 2018, after Laura uploaded a passionate video to her Instagram story of them snogging in the back of a taxi.
Laura and Max, 29, had an on off relationship, however, and officially went their separate ways in July 2019 – even though they had been planning to move in together.
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