Love Island: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu’s cheeky link to footballer Jack Grealish

Is it too soon to call Ekin-Su one of the best Love Islanders EVER? Is it, though?

Ekin-Su Love Island Jack Grealish

by Ben Pulsford |

Turkish influencer Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu (which might just be the sexiest name in Love Island history) is an incredible addition to the Love Island 2022 villa.

Ekin-Su entered the villa on day three alongside 25-year-old lounge host, Afia Tonkmor (bye, hun btw).

The eagle-eyed amongst you might recognise Ekin-Su from our Love Island rumoured bombshells list. In the months leading up to a new series we're often teased with potential Islanders, and not to toot our own horn, but we had a good feeling about Ekin-Su from the get go.

And, as it turns out, so did Jack Grealish (other kinds of feelings, obviously). Jack, who is one of the biggest names in the Premier League, has reportedly liked some of Ekin's pictures on Instagram in the past; one of her in a high legged swimsuit, as well as another of her out and about in London.

Gotta give it to him, the boy's got balls.

How old is Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu?

Ekin-Su is one of the oldest Islanders this year at 27 years old, making her the same age as Italian stallion, Davide Sanclimenti. So, by 19-year-old Gemma Owen's standards she's a downright cougar. But does this cat have claws? We really hope so.

What does Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu do for a living?

Ekin-Su is a quadruple threat; she's an actress, influencer, model and reality star. Fun fact, she is an actress in Turkey on a programme called Kuzey Yildizi.

Where is Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu from?

Ekin-Su is Turkish and splits her time between Essex and Istanbul.

Does Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu have Instagram?

Yes, and while we don't believe in the perfect Instagram...oh, who are we kidding? This is how you do it. You can follow the bombshell at @ekinsuofficial. The actress boats over 353,000 Instagram followers.

Why is Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu going on Love Island?

Ekin-Su says she is looking for that "real genuine spark" and wants a future boyfriend to just see her for who she is.

She says, "I think the concept of the show brings back true and raw feelings."


When asked why she was still single, Ekin-Su said, "Partially because I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains! I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats. Nothing like cockiness! I’m looking for a serious man and a serious relationship."

Is this hypothetical dreamboat in the Love Island villa? We'll soon find out.

When asked, 'Why Love Island?', she said, "I’ve seen relationships that have worked out really well - and marriages! Dom and Jess, Camilla and Jamie - they’ve had kids as well. Dating for me has been very hard, especially in today’s world with dating apps. It’s a very false perception of somebody on these apps. I’ve found that whenever I’ve tried to date somebody through these apps, it’s been really unsuccessful."

What gives Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu the 'ick'?

So, just so everyone knows; this is our new favourite question.

Ekin-Su said, "Small hands! It gives me the biggest ick."

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