Dani Dyer’s long-term boyfriend Sammy Kimmence, who is also the father of her son Santiago, has hit the headlines recently after he was sentenced to 42 months in prison after scamming two pensioners out of almost £34,000.
Although it was reported that the Love Island winner vowed to stand by her boyfriend and baby daddy when he plead guilty to five counts of fraud back in April, a source close to Dani has now claimed that the pair have split.
Amid his rumoured break-up with Dani, here’s everything you need to know about Sammy Kimmence.
Who is Sammy Kimmence?
Sammy Kimmence is a 25-year-old former stockbroker. He used to work for a private brokers company in London and is also an amateur footballer who plays in midfield for Barkingside FC.
Why was Sammy Kimmence in court?
Sammy plead guilty to five counts of fraud during his trial at Portsmouth Crown Court on Monday 19 April after he was accused of scamming two elderly pensioners of £34,000. He had changed his plea after originally pleading not guilty the week before.
The court heard how he persuaded Peter Martin, 91, and Peter Haynes, 81, to allow him to invest their money for them. His victims were legitimate clients from an investment company where he had previously worked, with Sammy taking them on when the business stopped operating.
After falsely claiming that he was authorised to provide financial services, Sammy took £33,919 from the pensioners.
The judge warned Sammy his offences were so serious that he faces jail time when he is sentenced on 11 June.
Has Sammy Kimmence been jailed?
Yes, Sammy reportedly sobbed in court as he was sentenced to 42 months in prison on Wednesday 14 July.
Judge Timothy Mousley QC told him, “You didn’t show any remorse immediately and I do not consider any remorse to be profound.
“You defrauded two men of significant sums of money, both were elderly gentlemen, neither was a wealthy man. Whilst these men trusted you, you used their money to fund your lifestyle.”
Sammy, who told the court he had saved up £10,000 to repay his victims, was ordered to serve at least half his sentence before being released.
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Have Sammy Kimmence and Dani Dyer split?
According to reports, a "distraught" Dani has reportedly ended her relationship with Sammy after he was sentenced to jail time. A close to the Love Island winner said, "She is absolutely floored by what's happened with Sammy. She knows she has to make massive changes in her life and she's so distraught...
"All she knows is that her baby boy Santiago is the only thing that matters now and she is trying to work out how best to look after him as a single parent. She needs time to think it through."
They added, "Sammy completely downplayed the court case every step of the way. He led her to believe he hadn't done anything too serious and that he would get a suspended sentence now she knows the full horror of the crime...
"She is broken. She feels desperately sorry for the two men he scammed and whose lives he ruined."
The insider went on to say that Dani feels "overwhelmed" and "utterly stupid" for believing her now ex-boyfriend and is trying to "pick up the pieces" after her family life was "smashed apart".
How did Sammy Kimmence and Dani Dyer meet?
Dani actually dated Sammy before she entered the Love Island villa in 2018, but they split after a series of rows. The reality star later revealed in her book What Would Dani Do? that her actor dad Danny advised her to end things as he treated her “like a side dish” and didn’t want to go public with the relationship.
When did Sammy Kimmence and Dani Dyer start dating?
Following her split with Love Island boyfriend Jack Fincham, Dani was pictured kissing Sammy in the street in April 2019.
She appeared to confirm they were back together a month later when she shared pictures of them on holiday together alongside a series of love heart emojis.
Dani and Sammy dated for ten months before briefly splitting in March 2020 but they later reunited and were happily loved-up until their most recent split in July 2021 when he was sentenced to jail time.
Were Sammy Kimmence and Dani Dyer engaged?
Although they’ve never publicly confirmed they were engaged, Dani ignited rumours Sammy had popped the question in September 2019 when she was pictured with a sparkler on her hand.
She also opened up about wedding plans in an interview with Stella magazine as she admitted, “I’ve told him I want to get married. I’ve told him I want him to propose to me on a boat – I’ve even told him what kind of ring I want. I don’t hold back. I put it all out there. He’s totally up for it."
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When was Sammy Kimmence and Dani Dyer’s son Santiago born?
Dani first announced she was pregnant in July 2020 as she revealed her first child with Sammy was due in early 2021.
She gave birth to their son Santiago on Saturday 23 January 2021 and announced the news on Instagram a day later as she shared an adorable photo of her cradling the newborn in her arms.
Dani told fans, “"We are in a complete baby bubble and enjoying every moment, cannot believe he is ours, completely in love and so grateful to be his mummy... Sending all my love to all the other mommas to be out there in lockdown.. the best experience ever will never forget this day✨"
Does Sammy Kimmence have Instagram?
Sammy does have Instagram but has made his profile private since being charged with fraud.