They narrowly missed out on the Love Island crown
They were among the favourites to win, despite being plagued during their time on the show by accusations that their relationship was “fake”, before then being hit with rumours they’d split just days after leaving the villa.
But Molly-Mae Hague says that now she and boyfriend Tommy are out in the real world, they are going to prove to the critics just how loved-up they really are.
Molly-Mae, 20, says, “I’ve been trying to work out why people said what they’ve said. This is the most real thing I’ve ever felt in my life. I’m just excited to prove everyone wrong.”
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Hannah Elizabeth and Jonathan Clark (2015): SPLIT
Remember when they, like, got engaged on the show? That one didn't quite last...
Luis Morrison and Cally Jane Beech (2015): SPLIT
They had the first ever Love Island baby but in September 2018 they confirmed they'd split.
Jordan Ring and Zoe Brown (2015): SPLIT
Absolutely DID NOT work IRL. Neeext.
Jessica Hayes and Max Morley (2015): SPLIT
Still fancy Max in a huge way, not gonna lie.
Katie Salmon and Adam Maxwell (2016): SPLIT
Adam claimed he was '100 percent single' shortly after leaving the villa and, um, that was that. #Kadam; gone but never forgotten.
Rykard Jenkins and Rachel Fenton (2016): SPLIT
At least they lasted 18 months. Not bad going...
Scott Thomas and Kady McDermott (2016): SPLIT
Scott and Kady managed a year before splitting in 2017.
Nathan Massey and Cara de da Hoyde (2016): STILL TOGETHER
They've got their little Love Island baby and everything.
Malin Andersson and Terry Walsh (2016): SPLIT
He did date fellow Love Island-er Emma-Jane Woodhams eight months in actual real life before calling it a day. AH WELL.
Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville (2017): SPLIT
Gabby dumped Marcel after he was spotted cheating as they holidayed TOGETHER. Blimey.
Jamie Jewitt and Camilla Thurlow (2017): STILL TOGETHER
An absolute success story of Love Island 2017, Jamie and Camilla and Jamie are still the CUTEST of couples.
Sam Gowland and Georgia Harrison (2017): SPLIT
Sam seems to be doing alright for himself on Geordie Shore, so we don't think he's too gutted.
Olivia Attwood and Chris Hughes (2017): SPLIT
The couple were plagued with cheating rumours throughout their relationship (who can forget that whole Chris Hughes and Katie Price debacle?). Since their ITVBe show Crackin' On ended, Olivia's confirmed she's back with ex-boyfriend Bradley Dack.
Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland (2016): STILL TOGETHER
Alex and Olivia are married and literally as strong as ever. We like to live vicariously through them, to be honest.
Tyla Carr and Jonny Mitchell (2017): SPLIT
Oh it was never gonna last, was it?
Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies (2017): SPLIT
Montana Brown and Alex Beattie (2017): SPLIT
These two split just weeks after returning to the UK. Sad times.
Dom Lever and Jess Shears (2017): STILL TOGETHER
Jess and Dom are SO together, in fact, they got 'married' on Good Morning Britain on Valentine's Day 2017. They then got, y'know, properly married.
Sam Bird and Georgia Steel: SPLIT
You know how this one went. Sam accused Georgia of cheating on him with her ex, which she denied. It's safe to say they didn't split on the best of terms.
Zara McDermott and Adam Collard: SPLIT
Zara and Adam called it quits at the beginning of 2019. WAH.
Megan Barton-Hanson and Wes Nelson: SPLIT
Josh Denzel and Kaz Crossley: SPLIT
Josh and Kaz announced their split in February 2019, with Kaz saying: "Sometimes things don't go the way you planned, but you have to be grateful for the journey. Thank you for everything especially showing me how to love myself again."
Samira Mighty and Frankie Foster: SPLIT
Frankie reportedly cheated on Samira and that was that. Done. Over. thank u, next.
Laura Anderson and Paul Knops: SPLIT
There's no bad blood betweenLaura and Paul, but they split months after making it to the final of the show.
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Molly-Mae and Tommy, both 20, coupled up in the second week of the show, and were the longest-running couple on this series, leaving the villa as boyfriend and girlfriend.
And Molly-Mae says she believes this could be the real deal, and that she can even see herself marrying the boxer.
She says, “My sister said, ‘I think this could be it for you’. It’s very exciting for my family to be able to see how happy I am. So yeah, I think he could be The One. Marriage is a long way off, but we’re so happy right now, and I can’t see anything coming between us.”
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Molly-Mae says that she can’t wait to move in with Tommy, but she’ll be teaching her boxer beau – who famously prepared a starter of cheese, ketchup and mayonnaise on untoasted white bread for one of his dates – some household tips.
She says, “Tommy’s actually more domesticated than he thinks! He learnt a lot in the villa. He may not have been able to make green tea at the start, but he definitely knows how to make it now. I’m quite domesticated, so I’m excited to teach him the things I know.”
Tommy added, “There’s always time to learn”.
And Tommy says that he can’t wait for Molly to meet his pro boxer brother, Tyson Fury, and thinks the pair will get on well. He says, “Tyson will love Molly – at the end of the day, what isn’t there to like about Molly? She’s a terrific girl."
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