Only Two Couples From Love Island 2019 Have Made It Work Outside The Villa

And one of them didn't even couple up until a year after the show ended.

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Winter Love Island 2020 feels like many moons ago and fans were denied a new series this summer due to the pandemic. It’s hard not to cast your mind back to the drama of last summer. While Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea are no longer the reigning champs, the 2019 couples are still making waves. Which Love Island 2019 couples are still together? There are always some romantic casualties along the way and making things work outside of the villa must be tough. The 2019 contestants were catapulted to stardom and while they may have enjoyed success in their work, not all of their relationships stood the test of time.

There’s been no shortage of news to come out of the Love Island 2019 villa, most recently that of Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor’s newly-formed relationship, after months of close friendship together.

From high-profile heartbreak to couples moving in together, the 2019 islanders have had it all going on. While some couples seemed to take their relationship from zero to 100 miles an hour once they got back to the UK, others had to take a step back, and some even called their relationship off. Love Island has had no shortage of success stories in the past but it seems the summer 2019 intake weren’t so lucky. So, who is still loved up? And which couples have called it a day?

Molly-Mae Hague & Tommy Fury

Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury have been one of the steadiest couples, not only in the villa but on the outside too. After coming second on the show the pair have landed amazing deals including Hague's collection with PrettyLittleThing. They may have faced a ton of scrutiny while they were on Love Island, but it seems all is very well in the world of Molly-Mae and Tommy.

Maura Higgins & Chris Taylor

Not an original couple while in the villa, 2019 alum Maura & Chris managed to find their way to each other in 2020, after months of close friendship during the first lockdown. The pair made their relationship Instagram-official in November 2020, much to the delight of their many fans and fellow Love Islanders, who rushed to congratulate the duo.

Who didn't make it?

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.

Summer may feel like it’s long gone but the Love Island 2019 lot are still providing us with endless gossip. It’s super cute that two couples are so loved up and making things work despite their hectic lives. Here’s hoping everything works out for them.

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect the current relationship statuses of the 2019 islanders.

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