Ekin-Su Culculoglu says she and Love Island boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti are stronger than ever almost two months after winning the ITV2 dating show.
The 28-year-old has seen her career sky rocket since her stint in the villa, including a lucrative deal with Oh Polly, which saw her showcase the clothing collection at a catwalk event as part of New York Fashion Week.
That doesn’t mean her relationship is taking a backseat however.
Davide accompanied her in the Big Apple and couldn’t look prouder as he watched her achieve her dreams.
Speaking to the Standard, Ekin-Su said: “Do you know what, we’re both just so proud of each other and really enjoying the time we can spend together.
“I trust him, he’s my man, and we’re adapting really well to life outside of the villa. When we’re not together we’re talking all the time anyway!”
Ekin-Su Culculoglu - In pictures
Ekin-Su has had a number of famous faces slide into her DMs on Instagram, including actress Amy Schumer and Stranger Things star Noah Schnapps which she calls “surreal,” but says she is “so thankful” for their support.
While she has not yet had the chance to meet up with them in person, she says “never say never”.
She elaborated: “I haven’t had the chance to meet up with anyone really yet – other than Davide and my brother for his birthday – as I’ve been back and forth between the UK and US with Oh Polly, so I’ve not had time to do much else.”
The Oh Polly x Ekin-Su debut collection is available to buy now from ohpolly.com