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Only One Couple From Love Island 2019 Has Made It Work Outside The Villa

Here’s what happened once the islanders returned to the UK.

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Love Island 2021 is just around the corner and, after a year off, I couldn’t be more ready for re-couplings, casa amor, and lots of new islanders. Over lockdown, re-runs of old Love Island eps have kept me going and one of my favourite ever series has to be 2019. While Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea didn’t stand the test of time, one 2019 couple is still going strong. But what happened to all the other Love Island 2019 couples? 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 break up. After six months of love in lockdown, they announced they’re going their separate ways in May.

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 are the only 2019 couple to have survived and are one of the steadiest in Love Island history. 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.

What about everyone else?

While leaving the villa was smooth sailing for Molly-Mae and Tommy, most didn't have the same luck.

Maura Higgins & Chris

On May 4, 2021 Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor became the latest heartbreak from the 2019 Love Island villa. The pair may not have got together originally on the show but fans speculated about their relationship once they became close in the outside world. In November, 2020 Taylor posted a picture of them kissing with the caption, “Turns out I fell in love with my best mate.” Sadly, however, sic months later, they both shared that they’d come to the joint decision to break up. They said there’s no hard feelings or wrongdoings and Higgins reflected, “Life is about taking chances. We wanted to make this work but we have realised we work better being friends.”

Maura Higgins & Curtis Pritchard

Many thought Maura and Curtis Pritchard were going to go the distance after being the surprise couple 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.”

However, sine 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 that Pritchard is seeing someone new.

Amber Gill & Greg O’Shea

Despite winning Love Island 2019, Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea announced their break up in September 2020. Fans were overjoyed when they picked up the cash prize but it turns out O’Shea and Gill were not meant to be. At the time, O’Shea blamed their split on scheduling difficulties but Gill later said in an interview on Loose Women: “The careers and the distance was always a factor, like it was always something that we knew about. So I don't know what changed, and I kinda wanted to make it work, but it is what it is really.”

Jourdan Raine & Danny Williams

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. Sadly, it wasn't meant to be, and in November 2019, they confirmed their split.

Bella Hassan & Anton Danyluk

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 September 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.

Ovie Soko & India Reynolds

The moment Ovie Soko set foot in the villa, he was loved and adored by Love Island fans everywhere. Where had this man been hiding? So it was hardly surprising that when India Reynolds made her entrance, she beelined towards Soko. While the pair made it to the final and continued their romance outside of the villa, they called it quits in October 2019. The MailOnline said that they had made the "amicable" decision to go their separate ways because of their conflicting schedules.

Lucie Donlan & Joe Garratt

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. And going by their respective social media feeds, these two are very loved up.

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

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