Love Island couples still going strong - from engaged to babies and matching tattoos

ITV Screengrab: Love Island Jessie Wynter and Will Young
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Love Island, the nation's favourite reality dating show, has once again gripped viewers as a new group of singletons make themselves at home in the ITV villa, all in search of love. Hosted by Maya Jama, the show has been setting hearts racing and sparking romance since its debut in 2015, with many couples finding lasting love.

Indeed, several Islanders have managed to keep their relationships alive and well beyond the confines of the villa, with some even tying the knot or starting families.

However, while many Love Island romances sadly don't stand the test of time, there are a few that have gone the distance, with couples remaining together long after their stint on the show. Let's take a look at some of these enduring Love Island love stories.

Love Island: All Stars (2024).

Molly Smith, 30, and Tom Clare, 24, emerged victorious from last year's Love Island: All Stars, which saw previous contestants return to the villa for another shot at finding love. The couple regularly share snaps of their life together on Instagram, including exotic holidays and cosy nights in, reports Wales Online.

Sophie Piper and Josh Ritchie are another couple who found lasting love on the All Stars series. They recently revealed on Instagram that they tuned in to watch the latest series when it kicked off on Monday night (June 3).

The pair frequently post updates about their life together on Instagram, often engaging in playful banter in the comments section.

Sophie, 25, and the younger sister to pop star Rochelle Humes of The Saturdays, recently expressed her love for Tom in a series of Instagram posts celebrating his 30th birthday. She admitted, with disbelief, that she "still can't get [her] head around not knowing [Tom] less than 4 months ago" but said she "can't imagine life without [him]."

In the 2023 Winter edition of Love Island:.

Whitney Adebayo and Lochan Nowacki formed a romance quite late into their Love Island journey, finding solace in each other during the notoriously explosive Casa Amor week. But they've remained strong beyond the walls of the villa, often gracing each other's Instagram feeds much to the delight of fans who were disheartened when the couple fell short of the winning title.

Molly Marsh and Zachariah Noble were another couple who found love in the villa and held onto it post-show. Despite a brief split after seven real-world months together and even getting matching tattoos, the pair are back on track.

They've recently shared pictures and clips from their romantic getaway to Australia, much to fans' delight.

Fast forward to the Summer series of 2023:.

Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan took home the coveted prize, marking them the show's first-ever winning lovebirds who originated from Casa Amor. They continued their love story past the show, with Kai popping the question in Cambridge in 2024, aboard a punting boat.

Sharing the news on Instagram, he captioned a collection of photographs saying, "Introducing the next Mrs Fagan. Beautiful, caring, loving and smart are just some of the words that describe you. I love loving you, I love you and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you."

Shaq Muhammad and Tanya Manhenga are a rare example of day one villa lovers who have stayed together. Since their departure from the show, the couple has continued to be smitten with each other and even moved in together towards the end of 2023.

Love Island's Will Young and Jessie Wynter have arguably made the most significant move since leaving the villa. After the show, 25 year old Will would regularly fly from England to visit 27 year old Jessie in her native Australia, where they became fan favourites.

The pair have consistently featured on each other's social media accounts. In March, Jessie made the permanent move to England to live with Will and his family on their sprawling 700-acre farm near Buckinghamshire.