The Island of Love UK.’s David Sanclimenti And Ekin-Su Cülcuoglu separated less than a year after being crowned winners of the reality show.
“@ekinsuofficial and I are no longer together,” Davide, 28, announced via his Instagram Story on Thursday, June 29. “I’m grateful for the memories and opportunities we shared together and wish him nothing but the best.”
The entrepreneur asked fans to “respect this decision during this difficult time” and noted that he “will continue to support Ekin regardless. [sic] possible.” Ekin-Su, 28, for her part, has yet to speak publicly about the split, which comes two days after the couple attended the premiere of IndianaJones together.
The duo met as contestants on Season 8 of the ITV series, which airs in the summer of 2022, and shared the £50,000 prize after receiving the most votes from viewers. After the cameras stopped rolling, the reality TV personalities continued to date.
In February, Davide shared a series of romantic Instagram snaps of the couple on a beach at sunset. “They told me that to make her fall in love; I had to make her laugh. But every time she laughs, it’s me who falls in love 🌅❤️,” he captioned the post.
More recently, the Italian businessman hinted at the problems in his relationship with Ekin-Su.
“Me and Ekin-Su had our difficulties because of our public positions and we still have them sometimes,” he said. The sun earlier this month. “If there’s anything I would change or do differently [with Ekin-Su in the villa]maybe I would have taken things a little slower.
Davide also gushed about the actress at the outlet, saying, “The best thing about dating Ekin Su is that we understand each other – not just because we’re literally the same person. … She is my cut-and-paste.
Although Davide and Ekin-Su’s romance didn’t last, two other couples from Season 8 are still going strong – Damien Hope And Indiah PolakAnd Tasha Ghouri And André Le Page.
Dami, 27, and Indiyah, 24, for their part, shared sweet snaps from their recent vacation in Mallorca, Spain, in a joint Instagram post on Tuesday, June 27.
“Romantic getaway 🛥️,” they captioned the photo carousel.
Months prior, the lovebirds admitted in a joint interview with PWR magazine in March that they fought a lot after quitting reality TV.
“When we first went out we had arguments, and they weren’t about my character flaws or his character flaws, it’s just that we’re in a new environment and you’re still getting to know each other when you go out,” Indiyah told the outlet at the time. “But our love grew and we learned to appreciate the different things about each other.”
Tasha, 24, and Andrew, 28, meanwhile shared an exciting update on their relationship earlier this week.
“We’re cool dog parents now 🐾 🐶🏼,” Tasha captioned a Sunday, June 25 Instagram post introducing her followers to her and Andrew’s new rescue dog, Luna.