The cynics out there may believe people really go on Love Island to find fame rather than romance, but if the last six series have proved anything, it’s that true love can occasionally be found under the bright lights of the villa.
The majority of couples have admittedly hit the skids following their time on the ITV2 reality show, with series six couple Jess Gayle and Ched Uzor becoming the latest to call time on their romance, with the announcement coming just shortly after their fellow Islanders Luke Mabbott and Demi Jones confirmed they’d split.
However, there are a handful of couples who have continued to make it work after the sun set on their time on the Island...
Cara De La Hoyde & Nathan Massey (series 2)
Having coupled up on the first day of series two, Cara and Nathan not only won each other’s hearts, but also the hearts of the nation, as they went on to win the show together.
Their romance continued after the series finished, but after a year of dating, they announced they had split. Just a few weeks later, the pair revealed they were actually expecting a baby together, and their romance was back on by the time their son, Freddie, was born in December 2017.
Seven months later, the couple announced their engagement, after Nathan took Cara back to the original Love Island villa to stage a proposal.
They tied the knot in July 2019 in a ceremony attended by many of their former Love Island co-stars, and are now expecting their second child.
Alex Bowen & Olivia Buckland (series 2)
Unlike their fellow series two contestants Cara and Nathan, Olivia and Alex did not immediately couple up on Love Island – who could forget his dalliance with Zara Holland that cost her the title of Miss Great Britain?
But after eventually falling for one another, they went on to finish runners-up and have been together ever since.
The pair announced their engagement in December 2016 – less than six months after meeting on the show.
However, they didn’t rush into marriage, and only tied the knot in September 2018, in a lavish ceremony attended by a host of celebrity pals.
They have also just moved into a sprawling country mansion and are documenting their renovations on a special Instagram account (where else?).
Camilla Thurlow & Jamie Jewitt (series 3)
The path of true love really did not run smoothly for Camilla during the 2017 series. Having been messed around by Johnny Mitchell, as well as fending off the advances of Craig, the bomb disposal expert finally found the one when hunky model Jamie rocked up on the Island.
After a series of cute dates and some gentle flirting, the pair surprised everyone when they got intimate in the villa, but they remained realistic about their chances of being able to continue their relationship in the outside world, and refused to put a label on their romance.
However, three years after they first coupled up, Camilla and Jamie are still going strong. They have also used their newfound fame as a couple for good, visiting a refugee camp together, and supporting various other causes, while Camilla landed her own ITVBe special in 2019, which followed her on a mission to clear land mines in Cambodia.
They announced they were expecting their first child together with a sweet video they shared on Instagram in May.
Jessica Shears & Dom Lever (series 3)
Jess and Dom may have had their doubters after leaving the villa – especially when they got engaged after only three months – but they’ve defied expectations by going the distance.
After they staged a fake wedding on Good Morning Britain, the pair got married for real in October 2018 – and yes, it was splashed over the pages of a magazine.
They welcomed the second Love Island baby in September 2019, when Jess gave birth to a baby boy.
Jess and Dom have chosen to keep their son largely out of the limelight so far, as they have not revealed his name and only share the occasional picture of him on their Instagram accounts.
Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague (series 5)
Tommy and Molly-Mae may have lost out to Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea in the final, but they are now officially the only couple from 2019 that are still together.
The pair coupled up early into the fifth series and cemented themselves as favourites among fans when Tommy stayed loyal to her during the Casa Amor twist, leading to one of the sweetest recoupling moments ever – and they’ve been going strong ever since.
They quickly moved in with each other after the series finished, and are now enjoying a very Instagramable lifestyle, with many modelling contracts and endorsement deals between them.
Rumours have suggested that Tommy could soon pop the question to Molly-Mae, which if he did, would make them the third Love Island couple to get engaged.
Paige Turley & Finn Tapp (series 6)
The series six winners have not had as much of a chance to exploit commercial opportunities as other champions, given that the nation was put on lockdown just a month after their win.
However, Paige and Finn are still going strong and have been in quarantine together during the pandemic, with Finn racing to be with Paige in Scotland just hours before movement was restricted.
Paige has been introducing him to various aspects of Scottish life – including drinking Dragon Soop and Buckfast – which they have been documenting on Instagram.
Siannise Fudge & Luke Trottman (series 6)
While they entered the series six final as the bookies’ favourites to win, viewers had other ideas, and it was Paige and Finn who eventually won – although it was the closest-run final in Love Island history.
But Siannise and Luke have gone from strength to strength since leaving the villa back in February, and recently admitted they’d only spent “an hour” apart over the last few months.
After hitting it off with each other’s families, the couple spent the first part of lockdown at Luke’s family home in Luton, where they earned the title of king and queen of TikTok with their amazing videos on the social media site.
They’ve since moved into a swanky London apartment together and launched their own YouTube channel.
Priscilla Anyabu & Mike Boateng (series 6)
After failed romances with Leanne and Jess, Mike’s head was properly turned when Priscilla entered Casa Amor.
While they just missed out on a place in the series six final, they have so far stood the test of time, and have been spending lockdown together.
As well as posting pics on Instagram, Mike and Priscilla have been keeping themselves and their followers entertained by setting up their own YouTube channel.
Molly Smith & Callum Jones (series 6)
Callum and Molly’s relationship was undoubtedly the most controversial of series six, after he pied off Shaughna in the Casa Amor recoupling to be with Molly.
While we’re still recovering from Shaughna’s “Congrats, hun” burn, Callum and Molly have been going steady.
They moved into their own flat in Manchester together shortly after the series finished, where they are currently holed up during lockdown.