Love Island winners now – savage dumping, ITV career and footballer romance

Love Island has kept fans gripped for almost eight weeks.

Season eight introduced the world to a whole new set of islanders, including Italian stallion Davide Sanclimenti, Turkish queen Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and brunette bombshell Gemma Owen.

On Monday (August 1), fans will watch one as one lucky pair scoops the £50,000 cash prize, but will their love survive once they leave the villa?

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Over the years, the ITV2 show has been the catalyst in creating some of the nations favourite couples – many of whom have stood the test of time.

As the 2022 series draws to a close, Daily Star has looked back at what the former champions have been up to since they left the show.

Max Morley & Jess Hayes

Despite being the underdogs, Max and Jess were the first couple to walk away with £50,000 after being crowned champions of the revival's first series.

As for the longevity of Love Island couples, it doesn't always bode well and the same can be said for Jess and Max.

Their relationship lasted just six weeks outside of the villa, with Max, 29, going on to date Naomi Ball – Jess' known rival from the series.

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After Love Island, Max continued his TV career and appeared on series seven of Ex on the Beach.

The former cricketer went on to have a string of relationships with several famous faces, dating the likes of Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby and Love Island stars Zara Holland and Laura Anderson.

Max became a dad for the first time in November 2021 after he welcomed a baby boy named Brooklyn.

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Jess, 29, is now a doting mum to three-year-old Presley whom she shares with former fiancé Dan Lawry.

In December 2020, the former reality star revealed she tragically miscarried her baby boy, Teddy, at 19 weeks.

Jess and Dan were together for around three years before confirming their split in June 2021.

The Love Island queen has since found love again with a new boyfriend who's identity is yet to be disclosed.

The former reality star is highly proactive on social media and has worked with successful clothing brands, including Misspap.

Nathan Massey & Cara De La Hoyde

Nathan, 30, and Cara are one for the Love Island history books.

The couple were fan-favourites from the moment they set foot in the villa and walked out hand-in-hand as winners of season two.

While the couple did briefly split in 2017, they found their way back to each other and are still together today.

Not only are the duo still together, they are married and share two children – son Freddie born in 2017 and daughter Delilah born in 2020.

Cara, 32, is the co-owner of children's clothing company Embroidery By FJ while Nathan refers to himself as a "full-time dad" on his Instagram account.

Kem Cetinay & Amber Davies

The third series of Love Island was won by Kem and Amber who won the hearts of the nation back in 2017.

They left fans heartbroken when they revealed they had split just six months after leaving the villa.

Both have gone on to have incredibly successful careers, with Kem appearing on Dancing on Ice and enjoying a presenting gig on This Morning.

Kem fronted an ITV mental health campaign alongside fellow Love Island winner Amber Gill in 2021 and currently hosts the Love Island podcast, The Morning After, alongside Arielle Free.

The 26-year-old co-owns Array Bar and Restaurant in Essex and also had his own line in Primark stores.

Welsh beauty Amber, 25, took her career to the stage in 2019 after landing a major role in the musical adaptation of 9 to 5 in the West End.

The reality star confirmed she would be appearing in the stage version of Bring It On, but the show was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid.

She is currently dating Nick Kyriacou and recently announced she landed a part in Back To The Future – The Musical, playing the role of Lorraine Baines.

Jack Fincham & Dani Dyer

Jack and Dani were fan favourites from day one and stole 79.6% of the votes in the final.

It appeared there was no couple more perfect for each other and they moved in together swiftly after leaving the villa.

The duo landed their own spin-off series, Jack & Dani: Life After Love Island, but just nine months after being crowned champions of season four, they revealed they were heading their separate ways.

After splitting with Jack, Dani, 25, announced she was back with ex-boyfriend Sammy Kimmence who she had been with for several years prior to entering the villa.

The pair welcome a baby boy, Santiago, in 2021, but split that same year when Sammy sent to prison for fraud.

Dani has since found love again and is currently in a relationship with Premier League footballer Jarrod Bowen.

Former stationary salesman Jack, 31, also went on to have a baby and welcomed daughter Blossom with Casey Ranger in 2020.

Jack continued his television career and went on to feature in shows including The Only Way Is Essex, The Real Full Monty and Don't Rock the Boat.

In 2021, Jack enjoyed a brief romance with his TOWIE co-star Frankie Sims, but the pair split shortly after.

Greg O'Shea & Amber Gill

Greg and Amber are arguably the most surprising pair who were crowned champions, having only been coupled up for a matter of weeks prior to winning.

The couple parted ways just five weeks after leaving the villa, with Amber revealing that Greg, 27, brutally dumped her over the phone – a claim he vehemently denies.

Amber, 24, is highly active on social media and is now a full time influencer who recently started a YouTube channel.

Shortly after she returned from Love Island, she landed a £1 million brand deal with Misspap and has gone on to appear on shows like Celebrity Mastermind and Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

The brunette bombshell released her debut romance novel titled Until I Met You, earlier in July.

Greg chose a life out of the spotlight after winning the show and has continued his career as a professional rugby player while living in his native Ireland.

Paige Turley & Finn Tapp

Another couple who have defied the odds is Paige and Finn.

The pair won winning the first ever Winter series back in 2020 and are still together.

Following their win, the couple faced their biggest challenge yet when they were thrown straight into lockdown.

The duo later moved into an apartment in Manchester and have been going from strength to strength ever since.

Paige, 24, gave fans a glimpse of her musical talent while on the show and went on to release the song Movin' Too Fast in 2020.

She also performed alongside the House and Garage Orchestra at the O2 Academy in Brixton earlier this year.

Before he became a household name on Love Island, Finn enjoyed a career in professional football.

While he has discussed a return to football, Finn, 22, noted that his fame may get in the way of being taking seriously on the pitch.

For now, Finn mentors young footballers who are making the transition into senior teams after starting out in youth teams.

Millie Court & Liam Reardon

Despite the obvious incident in Casa Amor, Millie and Liam fell head over heels and were crowned champions.

The loved-up duo walked out as boyfriend and girlfriend and just few months later, moved into their first home together in Essex.

It seemed the two were in it for the long run, until it was announced earlier this month that they had come to the "tough decision" to split.

Essex beauty Millie, 24, has thrived since leaving the villa, landing a clothing collection with ASOS as well as a shoes and bags range with Ego.

The blonde bombshell remains a prominent figure on social media and followed in plenty of other islanders footsteps as she recently started a YouTube channel.

Former bricklayer Liam, 22, has no plans for more reality TV and, late last year, revealed he has plans to start up his own property business.

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