There’s nothing we love more than a Love Island reunion especially when it’s obvious there’s a real friendship bonding former Islanders.
So we were thrilled to see that series two runner up Olivia Bowen (née Buckland) recently enjoyed a girl’s night with her best pal from the villa, Tina Stinnes.
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Tina may not have made as much of an impact as fellow 2016 girls like Zara Holland, Malin Andersson and Kady McDermott but it looks as though she’s still smashing life and it’s clear her friendship with Olivia is still going strong after the mum-to-be’s gushing tribute.
Sharing a photo of the two of them posing in front of The Shard in London, Olivia wrote, “You know their soul matches yours when you’ve not seen each other for years and it’s not changed one little bit ❤️.
“Well minus the partying, we’ll resume that after baby 😂 Love you @tinastinnes”.
Meanwhile Tina shared the same picture on her own Instagram and captioned the post, “I missed your face 🤍@oliviadbowen.”
Gal pal #goals, tbh.
Are Olivia Bowen and Tina Stinnes still friends?
Love Island fans will know that Tina was a bridesmaid when Olivia married her villa boyfriend Alex Bowen in 2018. Also due to play a major role at the nuptials was fellow 2016 Cara De La Hoyde, but in a dramatic turn of events Olivia stripped eventual winner Cara of her bridesmaid role and even revoked her invite amid trust issues.
Following the shock decision, Cara took to Instagram to slam her former friend, saying, “People constantly bringing my name into things 😢 it’s done it’s over stop talking about me. I’ve got a baby to look after I don’t care leave me alone 😩.”
Olivia and Cara eventually buried the hatchet two years later but her friendship with Tina faced no such problems.
Who is Tina Stinnes?
Tina was a contestant on the 2016 series of Love Island who entered on Day 20 and was dumped on day 40 after Adam Maxtead chose to couple up with Katie Salmon, placing fourth.
Tina Stinnes on Love Island
Despite getting nearly three weeks in an all expenses paid luxury villa with some of the hottest men in the country, Tina said her time on Love Island was “horrible”.
Speaking to The Sun in 2017, she said, “I can see how people feel, especially when there is no one in there for them.
“It can be really a sh-t, horrible feeling and you can feel really lonely.”
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Cara De La Hoyde
Cara De La Hoyde was one of the original cast members of Love Island 2016 and before she entered she was a circus performer. Cara immediately hit it off with Nathan Massey and the pair coupled from the very beginning. Viewers loved watching their romance unfold and they were crowned winners of the series.
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How old is Tina Stinnes?
Tina is 26 years old but was just 21 when she appeared on our screens for the first time.
What is Tina Stinnes' job?
Like all former Love Islanders Tina is a blue-ticked-certified influencer but she’s also the co-founder of “sustainable swimwear and resortwear” brand Litora Studio.
Tina Stinnes on Made in Chelsea
Remember when Kady called Tina a “Made in Chlesea reject” during her time in the villa? Well, call it a prophecy but just a year after first appearing on our screens, Tina was in SW3 flirting up a storm with longest-reigning MiC cast member Jamie Laing. Tina’s main storyline revolved around her flirtations with Jamie and incurring the wrath of his then-girlfriend Frankie Gaff, whom she called “the most irritating person on social media” in a magazine interview.
You'll also find loads of old pics of Tina hanging out with Chelsea royalty including Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo, Olivia Bentley and Kate Moss's little sister Lottie.
Tina Stinnes' boyfriend
Tina didn’t find love in the villa after failed situationships with Adam Maxtead and Troy Frith (who? Who indeed) and she didn’t fare much better on Made in Chelsea either after failing to capture the attention of Jamie, Spencer Matthews or Alex Mytton.
That’s not to say she’s not had some high profile relationships though as she has dated aristo and current Too Hot to Handle star Matthew Mawhinney and fellow Love Islander Eyal Brooker. She’s also now loved up with a mystery man.