Guys, don’t freak out, but the new series of Love Island is just weeks away.
That’s right, it won’t be long before the next batch of singletons are entering the villa for a summer of cracking on and coupling up so, ahead of series seven of the ITV2 dating show, we thought we’d chat to some of our fave ex-Islanders about what life after the show is like.
Getting ready to spill the tea, one of the first questions was about whether they had any unexpected DM slides from other famous folk.
"I absolutely hate this question," shouted Anna. "Because it never happens! It makes me feel so sh-t because no, they haven’t!"
The same can’t be said for Yewande though, who admitted that she has had messaged from a rapper, a footballer AND a singer.
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Liam asked Millie to be his official girlfriend during the final of the 2021 series, just moments before they were crowned the series seven winners. After meeting each other's family, Millie and Liam moved in together in Essex in November 2021 and despite a few split rumours, they are still going strong.
Despite getting pretty romantic in the villa, Mary 'friendzoned' Aaron pretty hard after saying she 'definitely made a best friend' when referring to her partner during a post-show interview.
Liberty and Jake will go down in history as one of the most heartbreaking on-screen break ups, as they called it a day just days before the final, with Liberty admitting that she's 'choosing herself' over finding love.
Despite his head turning on more than one occasion in the villa, Toby found love with Chloe during series seven, with the semi-pro footballer asking her to be his official girlfriend during the annual Summer Ball. After attending a number of events together, the couple announced they'd moved in together in November 2021 and as of May 2022 they are STILL together despite rumours that they had split after fans spotted that they hadn't been seen on Instagram for months.
Kaz and Tyler ended series seven stronger than ever but in December, reports emerged that they had 'split' after three months after 'trying everything to make things work'. A week later, the pair confirmed the news in a joint statement, revealing: 'Life since the villa has been amazing, but it's taking time to adjust to a new normal in the public eye. This part of the journey hasn't been easy for us but we're learning.'
We all know the ups and downs Faye and Teddy endured during series seven of Love Island, but the pair made it all the way to the final, finishing in third place as boyfriend and girlfriend. The pair went from strength to strength when they arrived back in the UK, moving in together in November 2021.
They made their romance official within the Love Island villa, and 2020 winners Paige and Finn are still going strong back in the UK! The pair now live together.
They melted hearts in the Love Island villa when Luke T asked Siânnise to be his girlfriend. After the show, the couple moved in together in London and have a dog together called Nala. However, the pair split November 2021, but they've not publicly spoken about it.
After breaking Shaughna's heart when he returned from Casa Amor, it looks like Callum made the correct decision, and himself and Molly have moved in together back in Manchester.
After leaving the villa in third place, Demi and Luke were continuing to get to know each other, but in May 2020 reports suggested the pair had split. Luke is now dating Love Island star Lucie Donlan.
Although they never went 'official', Jess and Ched continued to date outside the villa, but the pair ended things in May 2020. Jess confirmed the news on Instagram, telling fans, 'To confirm myself and Ched have split, we are still good friends and I wish him all the best. Thanks for all the support you have given us since the villa.' (sic)
Nas and Casa Amor girl Eva continued dating when they left the villa, with the pair becoming an official couple in July 2020. Nas posted a cute snap of the pair to Instagram writing, 'Officially a couple ud83cudf39❤ufe0f'. (sic)
Despite it taking Mike a while to find the right girl in the villa, he certainly looked smitten when he left just one day before the final with Priscilla. The pair have continued their romance back in the UK, but in June 2021 rumours emerged the pair had split.
Although Connor was harshly dumped from the villa, he was true to his word and waited for Sophie to return to the UK. Despite enjoying a couple of dates, it doesn't look like anything materialised between these two.
From their first ever date in the hot tub, Tommy and Molly-Mae looked a match made in heaven. With their romance growing stronger in the villa, Tommy asked Molly-Mae to be his official girlfriend, before the pair dropped the 'l bomb'.Now they've left the villa, the pair moved together and rumours of engagements swirl almost every week!
After Amy Hart left the villa due to getting her heart broken by Curtis, Irish beauty Maura wasted no time in expressing her feelings for the ballroom dancer.Curtis chose to couple up with Maura and the pair made it all the way to the final, despite viewers thinking Maura was 'faking' her feelings for him. At the beginning of March 2020, Maura and Curtis announced their split, with Maura admitting things just didn't work out.
Months after her split from Curtis, Maura Higgins and her BFF Chris Taylor announced they were dating, after weeks of speculation. The pair posted a cute snap together whilst in Dubai, with Chris telling fans he's fallen in love with his bestie. Sadly, in May 2021 the pair announced that they had split, following a 'mutual decision'.
Greg denied dumping Amber by text just five weeks after Love Island, but the pair have officially called it quits. Greg has reportedly since moved on from Amber with athlete Emma Canning, but neither pair have confirmed their romance.
It looked like Ovie wasn't going to find 'the one' during his time in the villa... That was until India entered with just two weeks to go.However, the pair have now split.
Belle and Anton couldn't last on the outside world. However, it was rumoured the pair were still seeing each other. Anton has since said their relationship status is "complicated."
He cracked on with both Yewande and Arabella, but it was model Jourdan that really caught the eye of Danny. Since the pair were dumped from the villa together, they were inseparable, attending a number of events.However, it wasn't to last, as the pair have now split up after Jourdan suggested Danny was "disloyal." Danny has denied cheating on Jourdan.
Despite not knowing each other for every long, Harley and Chris left the villa together, and they later confirmed to Caroline Flack on Aftersun that they are 'dating'. However, just one month later, Chris and Harley were the first couple from the 2019 series to announce their split, admitting they've just not had the time to get to know each other.
Dani released a statement via Instagram Stories (how very 2018) announcing the winning 2018 couple had SPLIT, before they got back together and announced a second break-up (for good) on April 3rd 2019.Dani now has a new boyfriend, Sammy Kimmence, with the pair welcoming a baby boy in January 2021. Jack has also become a father to a beautiful baby girl.
Zara and Adam defied the odds for a number of months, however, the pair announced they'd split on Valentine's Day in 2019! Zara went on to date Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson.
You know how this one went. Sam accused Georgia of cheating on him with her ex, which she denied. It's safe to say they didn't split on the best of terms.
Megan and Wes did move in together, but announced their split in January 2019. Although Wes went on to date 2019 Islander Arabella Chi, in April 2020 it was reported that the pair had called their romance a day.
Josh and Kaz announced their split in February 2019, with Kaz saying, "Sometimes things don't go the way you planned, but you have to be grateful for the journey. Thank you for everything especially showing me how to love myself again."
Frankie reportedly cheated on Samira and that was that. Done. Over.
There's no bad blood between Laura and Paul, but they split months after making it to the final of the show.
The Love Island 2017 winners split in December 2017; five months after the finale.
Since their ITVBe show Crackin' On ended, Olivia's confirmed she's back with ex-boyfriend Bradley Dack, who has now proposed.Meanwhile, Chris split from Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson and he's now loved-up with professional golfer Annabel Dimmock.
Gabby dumped Marcel after he was spotted 'cheating' as they holidayed TOGETHER.
These two split just weeks after returning to the UK. Sad times.
Jess and Dom are so together, in fact, they got 'married' on Good Morning Britain__ on Valentine's Day 2017. They then got, y'know, properly married.The loved-up pair now have two children together!
An absolute success story of Love Island 2017, Jamie and Camilla are still the CUTEST of couples.In May 2020, Jamie and Camilla announced that they were expecting their first child, with their adorable daughter, Nell Sophia Jewitt, being born in October. As if the pair couldn't get any cuter, they announced in February 2021 that they are engaged.In September 2021, Jamie and Camilla got married and welcomed their second daughter in May 2022.
Oh it was never gonna last, was it?
Adam claimed he was '100 percent single' shortly after leaving the villa and, um, that was that.
Scott and Kady managed a year before splitting in 2017.
The 2016 Love Island winners are now married and have two kids together - Freddie and Delilah.
Remember when they, like, got engaged on the show? That one didn't quite last...
Sam seems to be doing alright for himself on Geordie Shore, so we don't think he's too gutted.
He did date fellow Love Island-er Emma-Jane Woodhams eight months in actual real life before calling it a day.
Alex and Olivia are married and literally as strong as ever. We like to live vicariously through them, to be honest.In June 2022, the couple welcomed their first child together, a baby boy called Abel Jacob Bowen.
Still fancy Max in a huge way, not gonna lie. However, he's now on-and-off dating Love Island 2018 star Laura Andersson.
Absolutely DID NOT work IRL. Neeext.
At least they lasted 18 months. Not bad going...
They had the first ever Love Island baby, but these two split not long after the birth.
Speaking extremely frankly, Anna, who famously had a very short-lived relationship with Jordan Hames in the 2019 series (we honestly can’t forget those SCENES when she found out Jordan had eyes for India), opened up about her lack of trust in men since leaving the villa.
"I don’t know what love is, I swear. I’m nearly thirty but I still don’t know what love is. I don’t know if I’m too much of a realist or is love really unconditional because I really don’t believe that it is.
"I really just believe in family love and friendship love more than anything, but I would hope to meet someone who I love enough to marry, if that makes sense. I just don’t know what love is yet."
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"It does affect your trust when you get dumped after two days on national TV," she added.
Anna’s lack of trust extends to her close friendships too, as she revealed that Love Island has taught her that "people who I thought my friend really weren't at all".
"I will still to this day when talking to people I look down at people’s phones to see if they’re recording it. It’s this industry, you get scared."
She then added, "I definitely don’t wish I could go back though, no, I would not switch for anything. I wish I wouldn’t be so judged on every little move I make, I’m glad I don’t have to do full-time in the pharmacy anymore, that’s one thing."