If you watched the Sept. 21 episode of Love Island, you know that it was a big one for Connor and Mackenzie's relationship. Connor ended up leaving the villa after Moira chose to recouple with Calvin, but there were no hard feelings, because he had his heart set on Mackenzie (and their teddy bear son Gus) all along.
After Mackenzie left the villa, Connor tried to explore other options, but he couldn't get Mackenzie off his mind. So when he packed up to leave, he immediately FaceTimed her and asked for another shot. Mackenzie answered with Gus in hand, and happily accepted his request. Now, after traveling home, the family of four is reunited. Yes, the pair adopted another bear.
"@ConnorMTrott had a surprise for me & Gus," Mackenzie wrote in a Sept. 24 Instagram Story that pictured a new white teddy bear. "Our family is growing! Meet July! We call her Jules." Earlier that day, Mackenzie shared another Story of her and Connor holding hands while walking through an airport, writing, "I love you more than pizza." Connor also posted to Instagram to announce his return home. In a lengthy caption, he thanked his Love Island family for their support and encouragement, and called his time on the show "the most incredible experience I’ve ever had in my entire life." He went on to express his love for Mackenzie.
"I could not be happier and more thankful to have the opportunity to continue writing this story together wherever it may lead," he wrote. "Thank you for defining my purpose in this experience and helping me grow each and every day since the moment I laid eyes on you Mackenzie! I wouldn’t want it any other way and I can’t wait to see what life has in store for the both of us! Here’s to bright days ahead my love!"
On Sept. 22, while waiting for Connor's return, Mackenzie shared her piece on Instagram. "Gus & I have been patiently waiting for him on the outside and we cannot wait to welcome him home!" she wrote. "We have missed him SO much." She went on to explain that although they've had their ups and downs, fans don't know half of what they've been through. "Sadly, an hour long episode cannot capture the countless little moments that Connor and I shared in the villa," she wrote. "But this is just the beginning for us! And you have not seen the last of Gus either!"
Before Connor's sister handed over his Instagram after running it while he was in the villa, she wrote that she "cannot wait" to meet Mackenzie, adding: "So happy and excited for the two of you to start your journey outside of the villa!" So far, it seems to be going well.