Love Island 2019’s Lucie Donlan: what is she doing now?

She famously recoupled outside the villa

Lucie Donlan at an event in 2022

by Ben Pulsford |
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Pre-pandemic Love Island series genuinely feel like a lifetime ago; in fact, winter Love Island 2023 feels like a lifetime ago at this point, so the likes of Love Island 2015 to Love Island 2020 have got no chance in the abyss that is our memory.

What we're saying is, even the most diehard Love Island fan could be forgiven for forgetting when certain Islanders found fame in the villa, who they coupled up with and more importantly what they did next. Luckily, we've been busy brushing up on our Love Island history this summer, tackling the legends one by one, so you don't have to. Now, please open your history books to chapter 2019.

Love Island 2019 (series 5) was a STRONG series - gifting our screens and lives with an array of godly Islanders like Tommy Fury, Molly-Mae Hague and Maura Higgins.

One of the 2019 series OGs was model and influencer, Lucie Donlan – the focus of today's lesson.

Lucie Donlan (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Four years on from finding fame on Love Island, Lucie has gone on to become one of the biggest influencers and models in the post-show game, even going on to bag herself a Love Island 2020 hunk who may or may not be Justin Bieber (we're still not convinced). She continues to slay the game alongside her Love Island bae in her hometown of Cornwall, posting content so UNREAL it would make Molly Mae Hague jel (no, that's not possible – we take it back).

Who is Lucie Donlan?

Lucie Donlan is a reality star, model and influencer who rose to fame on the fifth series of ITV2 dating show Love Island in 2019. Lucie was one of the original contestants and certainly caused some drama during her 36 days in the villa, but she was dumped alongside George Rains during a brutal double dumping.

When was Lucie Donlan on Love Island?

She appeared on Love Island in 2019 for 36 days.

Lucie Donlan
Lucie found fame in Love Island 2019 ©ITV

When did Lucie Donlan and Luke Mabbott get together?

Lucie is now engaged to another Love Island star, Luke Mabbott, who appeared on the first ever winter edition of the ITV2 show six months after Lucie starred in the summer 2019 series.

Lucie and Luke began dating in July 2020, just weeks after he split from Demi Jones (what a time). Following weeks of speculation after eagle-eyed fans noticed some flirty Instagram comments between them, the pair confirmed they were an item when they posted matching Instagram snaps from a romantic coastal getaway.

Lucie Donlan and Luke Mabbott (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)

The couple got engaged in December 2021 and are now living together in Cornwall.

Are Lucie Donlan and Luke Mabbott still together?

Very much so. Lucie recently updated her followers on Instagram, saying, "Onto the next adventure. It’s a crazy time for us at the moment but it’s all part of what comes next!

"We are leaving today on our next trip and won’t be back for a while.. we are heading off to maybe find our wedding venue, travel and to maybe even think about relocating one day.

"I'm so proud of @lukemabbott building up his property portfolio in his business, so now he feels like it’s the right time to sell his house and move in with me in my Cornish Cottage when we get back with Bunny."

Did Laura Donlan and Joe Garratt date?

Yep, Lucie and Joe Garratt first coupled up in the Love Island 2019 villa before he was dumped on day 16. Lucie didn’t leave the villa until day 36 after coupling up with Casa Amor bombshell George Rains, but when things didn’t work out with him, she recoupled with Joe in the outside world. They dated for four months before calling it quits.

Why did Lucie Donlan and Maura Higgins fall out?

We don't know for sure, but in March 2023 Maura Higgins sparked rumours she'd fallen out with her 2019 villa bestie after eagle-eyed fans noticed that she's unfollowed Lucie on Instagram.

Does Lucie Donlan surf?

Yes, Lucie was a competitive surfer in her teens; she began surfing at the age of 13, but she now surfs for fun since appearing on Love Island.

Lucie Donlan's Love Island body transformation

Lucie Donlan dropped an incredible three dress sizes before heading into the Love Island villa

“I used to be a size 12, and now I’m a six,” she told the OK!. “When I was younger I’d always eat chocolates and pasta. When I started modelling at 17 I realised I needed to lose a bit of weight to be healthy.

“I don’t drink or smoke, and I eat well and exercise.”

Like a lot of the Islanders, she also admitted that producers had had their eye on her for a few years before she finally agreed to take part, saying, “the first year I was really loved up.

“The second time I’d just had a break-up because I cheated. Then I was heartbroken about the guy I cheated with, because I thought we’d be together but he brushed me off.”

Is Lucie Donlan on TikTok?

You can follow Lucie on TikTok at @lucierosedonlan.

Is Lucie Donlan on Instagram?

You can follow Lucie on Instagram at @lucierosedonlan.

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