While leaving the villa was smooth sailing for some, most didn't have the same luck.
Before Maura and Chris got together, they both pursued separate Love Island romances outside the villa. Chris couples up with Harley Brash towards the end of the series and to pair hoped their romance would progress on the outside. However, they were the first couple to break up two weeks after the show finished. They’ve since said that it was amicable and they’re happy to stay friends.
Many thought Maura and Curtis Pritchard were going to go the distance after being the surprise cuople of the season. They made things official a few months after leaving the show. However, they’ve both been incredibly busy with Higgins starring on Dancing On Ice and working with Ann Summers and Boohoo to name a few brands.The Independent said the Higgins revealed in a Instagram story that the pair had gone their separate ways but there are “no bad feelings on either side.”
Since then the MailOnline has reported on cheating allegations against Pritchard. He’s denied them. In an interview with The Sun’s Fabulous magazine, Higgins said, “it’s kind of a kick in the teeth that I’ve been cheated on by my last two boyfriends, but I will be stronger for this.” It’s been reported that as of Aug. 23 he’s seeing someone new.
Jourdan Raine and Danny Williams didn’t have the longest stay in the Love Island villa. However, once they got back to the UK, they confirmed on social media that they moved in together and have been open in interviews about the possibility of marriage. However, it wasn't meant to be and in Nov. 2019, they confirmed their split.
And then there's Bella Hassan and Anton Danyluk. With Hassan in London and Danyluk in Scotland, it was never going to be easy. In Sept. 2019 the pair confirmed that the distance and their schedules were too much and they were splitting. Since then Hassan has been linked to fellow reality TV star Rudi Hewitt. Hewitt made a name for himself on Absolutely Ascot and it’s been reported that the pair are very loved up.
And most heartbreaking of all was the news that our 2019 winners had broken up. Fans were overjoyed when they picked up the cash prize but as O’Shea is based in Ireland, busy playing rugby and progressing in his law career, and Gill is in London and has picked up an incredible amount of work, the distance got too much. Devastating.
The moment Ovie Soko set foot in the villa people everywhere swooned. Where had this man been hiding? So it was hardly surprising that when India Reynolds made her entrance and beelined towards Soka it was love and first sight. While the pair made it to the final and continued their romance outside of the villa they called it quits in Oct. 2019. The MailOnline said that they had made the "amicable" decision to go their separate ways because of their conflicting schedules.
It’s often the OG couples that do the best on Love Island. However, the 2019 series didn’t follow this pattern. Lucie Donlan and Joe Garratt paired up right at the start of the series and they're officially the 'on/off' couple of Love Island 2019. Romance flourished again between the pair but it didn’t last. However, Donlan has gone on to find happiness with another islander, just not one from the class of summer 2019. In July 2020 she confirmed her romance with star of 2019 winter Love Island Luke Mabbott. They serve all the beachy couple goals.