Love Island’s Olivia Hawkins: her age, feuds and job before the show

She was on series nine of Love Island (aka the winter one)

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by Emily Vierke |
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There's always one standout Love Island star who didn't win the show.

Messy Mitch Taylor, Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Hugo Hammond all spring to mind - they brought the drama and kept us entertained.

And whenever we think of Love Island winter, one star always springs to mind - Olivia Hawkins.

Whether we're thinking of her infamous feud with Zara Lackenby-Brown or all that drama with Kai Fagan, she kept us all on our toes.

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It's been over a year since Liv entered the villa so we thought we'd have a look at what she's up to now.

Who is Olivia Hawkins?

Olivia was a contestant on series nine of Love Island (aka the second winter series). She was an OG Islander, arriving in the villa on day one and was dumped on day 45.

Who did Olivia Hawkins couple up with on Love Island?

Well, she had quite the adventure.

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olivia was an OG on series nine ©ITV

On day one Liv found herself in a couple with Will Young but realised pretty early on she didn't have feelings for the farmer.

Moving on to Haris Namani, Liv had a cute thing going with boxer before he was booted out and she ended up going on a date with bombshell Spencer Wilks who was ALSO dumped form the villa. Not a great track record our girl Liv.

Thinking she had a bond with Kai Fagan, Liv coupled up with the school teacher but Casa Amor hit and all hell broke loose.

But it was not all bad because Liv found a connection with bombshell Maxwell Samuda and the duo ended up becoming a couple and sticking together till they were both dumped on day 45.

Are Olivia Hawkins and Maxwell Samuda still together?

Sadly not.

The series nine Islanders called it quits just weeks after the final and Maxwell admitted, "The main thing I would say with the whole situation, when you're in the villa and even just after the villa but you're still in South Africa together, it's a very different environment.

"All that you have to focus on in that period of time is each other and kind of just being on holiday together and it's kind of easy to have a great time when you're on holiday."

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olivia and maxwell split weeks after the final ©ITV

Speaking on Murad Merali's podcast he added, "But once you come back home and there are all these other things going on that then take your attention and take your focus.

"It really gives you the opportunity to look at it and think is there really longevity in this situation or is it that we've connected and really got on but outside in the real world we're just not too sure if it has that same longevity to it."

What happened with Olivia Hawkins and Zara Lackenby-Brown?

This was a bizarre storyline during series nine. Liv and Zara knowing each other before the villa but instantly falling out wasn't on our Love Island 2023 bingo card.

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Liv and Zara infamously fell out ©ITV

It was all very odd, especially after they fought over Tom Clare's attention and shortly after leaving the villa, Liv claimed that BFFs Zara and Tanyel Revan fell out too...

Why did Olivia Hawkins wear gloves in the villa?

If you watched Love Island winter then you'll know that Liv was often spotted wearing her gloves and it turns out she wasn't just channelling Euphoria's Maddy Perez, as the accessory was just as much for comfort as it was for fashion.

Liv took part in a Q&A on her Instagram and one follower asked, "I love your style can you show us your favourite looks from the villa with links if poss."

The ring girl shared a link to a black corset she wore during a rendezvous at fire pit and added, "I know you all loved the gloves 😉😭 they were a bonus because they kept me warm at night."

It did always look like the girls were battling the chills when they were glammed up in mini dresses and sheer trousers ready for a recoupling, so we don't blame Liv for adding another layer - plus, they looked fire anyway.

If, like us, you think the glove dresses is a vibe that is here to stay, check out some of best options inspired by Liv.

What is Olivia Hawkins doing now?

Nowadays Liv is a full-time influencer and you'll often see her on brand trips or posting #ads.

How old is Olivia Hawkins?

Liv's birthday is 20 June 1995 which makes her 28 years old.

What did Olivia Hawkins do before the villa?

Before heading into the villa Liv was a ring girl and an actress who has starred in films with some Hollywood icons.

She told producers, "I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10 minute convo about life. I've been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson."

Was Olivia Hawkins in EastEnders?

Love Island and EastEnders are two shows we just can’t get enough of, but never in a million years did we ever think they’d crossover. However, we’ve been proven wrong as eagle-eyed viewers spotted Liv in an episode on 18 January 2023.

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liv in the villa ©ITV

The reality star made a blink-and-you’ll miss it cameo as a clubgoer at Peggy’s who looks over her shoulder at Sam Mitchell as she chats to Zack Hudson (James Farrar).

Although she wasn’t on-screen for long, Olivia’s appearance definitely made a massive impact as viewers rushed to Twitter to question if it was really her.

One tweeted, “Who watched today’s EastEnders today? Who else clocked Olivia from Love Island as an extra 😭.”

Another remarked, “Lmao not Olivia from Love Island making a cameo in EastEnders tonight.”

A third wrote, “Well, Love Island's Olivia is on tonight's episode of EastEnders and I'm so confused.”

Where is Olivia Hawkins from?

Olivia is used to life by the sea as she is originally from Brighton.

Does Olivia Hawkins have Instagram?

She sure does. It's @livhawkinss.

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