Final 12 months’s Love Island winners Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti have introduced that they have damaged up, after lower than a 12 months collectively.
The pair received the favored ITV actuality relationship present in August 2022 and have been a fan favorite, securing practically two-thirds of the general public vote.
However followers have been heartbroken on Thursday evening (29 June), after Sanclimenti posted on his Instagram Story to announce that they have parted methods.
He wrote: “Ekin-Su and I aren’t any longer collectively. I’m grateful for the reminiscences and alternatives we shared collectively and I want her nothing however the very best.
“I would really like for everyone to respect this choice throughout this troublesome time, I’ll proceed to help Ekin in any method attainable.”
Cülcüloğlu has not but addressed the break-up publicly. Her final Instagram Story was shared earlier on Thursday and confirmed her being reunited along with her mom and aunt.
The pair, each 28, have been final seen collectively in public attending the London premiere of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future.
Since winning Love Island, they secured a deal for an ITV spin-off present about them exploring their dwelling international locations of Italy and Turkey.
Following the devastation brought on by an earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria in February, Cülcüloğlu praised Sanclimenti for his help after she found a few of her prolonged household had been affected.
She advised Girls’s Well being journal on the time that he “has been nice, supporting me emotionally”.
“I used to be with him after we heard, and I simply couldn’t comprehend the devastation,” she added.
However earlier this month, Sanclimenti appeared to trace that there was hassle in paradise between him and Cülcüloğlu, who entered the Love Island villa as a bombshell.
Talking toThe Sun, the Italian businessman mentioned the couple have been dealing with “struggles” of their relationship “as a consequence of our public place”.
“If there’s one thing I might change or would have performed in a different way [with Ekin-Su in the villa], perhaps I might have taken issues a bit extra slowly,” he mentioned.
Nevertheless, he gushed about his now-ex-girlfriend and declared: “The very best factor about relationship Ekin-Su is that we perceive one another – not simply because we are actually the identical particular person. She is my copy-paste.”
Cülcüloğlu has additionally beforehand spoken out concerning the challenges of getting a relationship within the public eye. She advised OK! Journal final 12 months: “One factor I’ve learnt on this relationship, you have to belief your boyfriend or girlfriend as a result of within the public eye, it’s not simple.
“Particularly when individuals will make rumours or say issues, or they see issues, or issues might look totally different from an image. You simply have to speak together with your companion, belief your companion and preserve your relationship personal.”
The pair have been recognized on the fact present for his or her hot-headed personalities, which led to some huge romantic gestures but in addition explosive arguments.
One of the vital memorable moments from final 12 months’s collection concerned Sanclimenti accusing Cülcüloğlu of being “a liar” and “an actress” after she kissed one other contestant in secret. The scene went on to change into a viral meme on social media.
In October, two months after leaving the villa, the previous couple have been set to maneuver in collectively.
Nevertheless, they have been hit by dishonest rumours after Sanclimenti was photographed getting right into a cab with two different ladies after an evening out. The Turkish mannequin defended her then-boyfriend towards the rumours and said: “I belief him, he didn’t cheat, and he’s my man.”