Everything you need to know about Love Island’s Lucie Donlan

She's recoupled outside the villa with 2020 Islander Luke Mabbott

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by Nathan Katnoria |

She was one of Love Island 2019's original contestants and certainly caused some drama in the villa, but Lucie Donlan was dumped alongside George Rains during a brutal double dumping.

Although she left the show without finding love, Lucie has continued to recouple outside the villa after reuniting with Joe Garratt before going on to date 2020 Islander Luke Mabbott. Lucie and Luke have gone from strength to strength since going public last summer and recently adopted an adorable rescue dog together.

Now that's she's loved-up with the Justin Bieber lookalike, find out everything you need to know about surfer chick Lucie Donlan.

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Who is Lucie Donlan?

Lucie Donlan is a reality star, model and influencer who rose to fame on the fifth series of ITV2 dating show Love Island in 2019.

Lucie was also a competitive surfer in her teens, having begun surfing at the age of 13, but she now surfs for fun since appearing on Love Island and recently became an ambassador for surfing brand O’Neill.

How old is Lucie Donlan?

Lucie’s birthday is 22 February 1998, so she’s currently 23 years old.

Where is Lucie Donlan from?

Lucie is from Newquay in Cornwall.

Who is Lucie Donlan dating?

Lucie is currently dating another Love Island star, Luke Mabbott, who appeared on the first ever winter edition of the ITV2 show six months after Lucie starred in the summer 2019 series.

Lucie and Luke began dating in July 2020, just weeks after he split from Demi Jones. Following weeks of speculation after eagle-eyed fans noticed some flirty Instagram comments between them, the pair confirmed they were an item when they posted matching Instagram snaps from a romantic coastal getaway.

Did Lucie Donlan split from Joe Garratt?

Lucie and Joe first coupled up in the Love Island villa before he was dumped on day 16. Lucie didn’t leave the villa until day 36 after coupling up with Casa Amor bombshell George Rains, but when things didn’t work out with him, Lucie and Joe recoupled in the outside world.

They dated for another four months before calling it quits once again. “Joe and Lucie have decided to end things between them. They've been so busy with work lately that it's made it difficult for them to find time to see each other. They just grew apart,” a source told The Sun at the time.

It sounds like there’s no hard feelings between Lucie and Joe though as he gave her relationship with Luke his seal of approval. “We had our good times, we had our really good times. It's just unfortunate that it ended but at the same time as long as she's happy, that's all I really care about now,” he told OK!

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Yewande Biala and George Rains

Yewande Biala and George Rains were not even in the villa at the same time but outside they seem to be having a whale of a time. Fans were buzzing in August when the Casa Amor star appeared to have Yewande's makeup all over his face.

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Lucie and Joe recoupled outside the villa but split four months later ©Getty

Did Lucie Donlan date Charlie Frederick?

Lucie confirmed that she dated 2018 Islander Charlie Frederick before she entered the villa in 2019.

"The last guy I was with was Charlie Frederick from last year’s Love Island," she explained. "We got together a few weeks after he came out of the villa."

Charlie took a massive swipe at Lucie as she joined the show, as he told The Daily Mail, “[Lucie is] most definitely not looking for love! She's only 21. I hope she's going in there with the right intentions. She'll get a couple of Instagram followers on the way, if you know what I mean. You’ve got to do what you've got to do to get the Z-list fame."

What was Lucie Donlan and Yewande Biala's 'bullying' row about?

It's fair to say that Lucie wasn't particularly close to the other female Islanders during her time in the villa and old tensions came to the surface once again earlier this year when she accused Yewande Biala of "bullying" her. When a fan brought to Lucie's attention that Yewande had labelled her a "horrible person" in a YouTube video, she replied, "She’s always bullied me, I’m not bothered about her opinion… makes her look bad. Not sure where she said that though!"

But Yewande was quick to hit back and claimed that Lucie refused to call her by her name as she found it "too hard to pronounce". "You refused to call me by my name because it was too 'hard to pronounce' now you wanna say I bullied you!! Bullied 🤬," the Irish scientist tweeted.

Amber Gill rushed to defend Yewande as she tweeted, "Na when she said can I call you 'Y' I said lol no you can’t can I just call you 'her' you were peaceful in that exchange It was me with the vim," while Amy Hart also weighed in on the situation and added, "We haven’t spoken about it publicly because it was Yewande’s story to tell. I remember dates, times, locations of every conversation in that villa. There’s so much you don’t see x."

In the wake of the row, Lucie claimed she had been sent death threats and insisted there was "nothing sinister" about her asking to abbreviate Yewande's name. "I regret how just a few old comments sent 18 months ago has snowballed like this and got out of hand, and drummed up some needless negativity," she added.

Who is Lucie Donlan's sister Emily Airton?

Lucie has a younger sister, Emily Airton, 22, who works as a social media and marketing assistant in Newquay and, honestly, the resemblance is UNCANNY. Much like her Lucie, Emily is also a model and influencer as well as a keen surfer.

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Lucie Donlan weight loss

Lucie lost two stone before entering the Love Island villa but later revealed she'd put the weight back on during her time on the show. "You're literally sitting around all day. You kind of do put weight on, so I did put a lot of weight on in there," she told her followers on Instagram.

But, after losing the weight she gained, Lucie admitted she was now at her "happy weight".

Lucie Donlan hair

Ever since Lucie rose to fame on Love Island, fans have been wondered how she achieves her effortlessly stylish beachy waves. Well, it turns out the key to her laidback yet luscious long locks is the VO5 Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, which Lucie used in the villa. The best part is, it’s a snip at just under £7.

How can I follow Lucie Donlan on social media?

Get Lucie Donlan on Instagram at the handle lucierosedonlan and the same on Twitter.

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