After a holiday in Thailand, and just one day after the launch of Dani’s book, Jack announced that the pair had broken up… again.
The reasons for the second break-up aren’t clear at this stage, but Jack revealed the news in an Instagram story, saying him and Dyer will “always have love for each other” but “sometimes things aren’t meant to be”.
Dani also spoke of the split during an appearance on Sunday Brunch, telling hosts Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer, “We broke up earlier this week. It’s just one of those things, isn’t it?” After Tim checked she was OK, she added: “Yeah, I’m alright. I think we’re as well as we could be. We’ll always remain friends.”
The Love Island star admitted she found having a relationship in the public eye “really, really tough”, explaining how hard she found the media coverage of her post-villa life:
“I think when you first come out of Love Island you get so much love and everyone loves you and the papers, they’re great, and then all of a sudden it’s like they turn on you a little bit and then you’ve got to deal with that.”
Last December, an Instagram post from Dani announced the Love Island 2018 winners had broken up. “Jack & I have sadly decided to part ways,” she said. “It’s been an incredible 6 months, and we will always have a place in our hearts for each other, but sadly we’ve come to the realisation that it’s not meant to be long term.
“We both plan to stay friends. I hope you’ll all understand. Love Dani x”
However, Dani’s dad Danny Dyer later came out with a different story, assuring Jonathan Ross on his ITV talk show “Jon, they’ve had a row. They’ve had a row, she’s got a bit emotional and I think she has whacked that [message] up and immediately regretted it. You know what women are like… I’m just saying she got a little bit irate, screaming and shouting, the ultimate way to punish him maybe. I don’t know what was going on but I can tell you now, they’re sweet…
“They’re sweet as. They’ve had a little argument as we all do, we all have tear ups. Don’t declare nothing to the world, I’ve told her this. That was my bit of fatherly advice. It is okay, it is all sweet.”
During Love Island, the pair made it official, said they loved each other and even decided to move in together.
In August, they confirmed that they had taken the plunge by showing fans around their new home.
On her Instagram stories, Dani shared a selfie with the caption: “Finally moving into our new home.”
Shortly after they left the villa, Jack even went so far as to say that the pair planned to MARRY in 2019.
In an interview with The Sun, he said: “We’re getting married next year, 100 per cent. Like my mum said to me so many times, ‘When you know about someone, you just know’. And now I know what she’s talking about. I just know that’s what we want to do.”
However, the pair were soon reported to be on “rocky ground” after a source told The Sun that their relationship was under strain following a series of rows.
“They’ve been at each other’s necks for a few weeks now,” the insider revealed. “But the more projects Dani takes on, the less time she spends with Jack, so tensions between them are mounting.
“A lot is riding on them staying together as they continue to film their reality series – but Dani may not have the patience to stay in the relationship for much longer.”
There was extra fuel for the rumour mill when Dani wrote ‘Thank u, next,’ in a now-deleted tweet, referencing Ariana Grande’s song about her exes.
At the time the couple slapped down any split speculation by posting a series of loved-up snaps whilst holidaying in Rome before their short break-up, with the pair soon reuniting – just in time for the release of their ITVBe spin-off show, Life After Love Island.
Explaining their split on the show, Dani spoke candidly.
“I’d rather just be honest and say I f**ked up. Can I just do that, please? I’m just going to say I f**ked up. I mean, it was a really horrible thing because I thought we was done and we were over and there was no going back.
“I didn’t realise how much it would affect you, Jack, I genuinely didn’t. Obviously, I thought we was over. You have to put things out. It’s not like he didn’t know, he knew we were over at that point. It was horrible, I don’t want to upset anyone, it makes me sad.”
The pair were then on shaky ground once more, after Dani’s mother was spotted moving her daughter’s things out of her shared flat with Jack.
Dani’s departure came after Jack admitted to a cocaine binge while she was away filming her Kilimanjaro trek for Comic Relief.
He told The Sun: “I’m in a new world of partying and stuff, and being in circles that I would never normally have been in. I’d never normally be in these situations but, yes, since winning the show I have been offered cocaine a lot.
“But I went out all night, I was drinking and I just got carried away and made a stupid, stupid mistake which I wish I’d never done, you know. I regret it.”
No. The pair’s happiness was short-lived, with Adam and Zara reportedly breaking up after a series of rows, following Adam’s night out with fellow Love Island stars Jack Fincham and Sam Bird.
A source close to the couple said: “Adam and Zara have spent the last week having furious arguments.
“There’s still so much love between them but they have decided for the moment that it’s best to go their separate ways.
“They were due to go on a romantic holiday to the Maldives together this week but will no longer be going.
The insider continued to The Sun, “They did their best to work through their issues but at this stage there’s no going back. They have since unfollowed each other on Instagram.”
Zara first confirmed the split with a statement on her Instagram story, writing, “I am heartbroken to announce that Adam and I have parted ways. I love him very much and will always have a special place in my heart for him and our time spent together. I have tried so hard to be the best person I can possibly be and to make it work.”
Hinting at hidden heartbreak, Zara added, “Sometimes in life, you just aren’t enough for someone; no matter what you do for them or how much you try to be. For everyone asking if I’m ok, I don’t know what I am. But I know that soon I will be. I will be strong and prove to myself that I can get through this.”
Zara’s fairly cryptic post led some fans to believe notorious Love Island ladies’ man Adam may have cheated on her – something he denied in an interview on ITV’s This Morning with Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes.
“It’s really hard because it would be easy to get out of a relationship if someone had done anything wrong,” he said.
“But that’s not the case. We’re just not getting on right now and it’s hard. She rang me on the way here and said good luck.”
Adam also found himself under fire after he posted an Instagram video of him firing a gun, with the post initially captioned “Thank u, next” – with many taking the Ariana Grande reference as a dig at Zara.
Editing the post, he then wrote, “I’ve changed this caption for the benefit of people’s poor opinions.
“But I care about Zara a hell of a lot and wouldn’t put anything on here that I thought was going to upset her in anyway.
“We’ve been through a lot together and I’ll always cherish that.”
Kaz and Josh, who placed third on Love Island, were initially gushy about their newfound feelings on Instagram. Josh posted that “finding love has never been so easy”, while Kaz captioned the same image on her account with: “3rd place with my dreamy boyfriend I could not be more grateful.
“Ladies dont settle for less then you deserve there is someone out there who will look at you like this.”
But while we thought these two were going to be in it for the long haul, the pair seemingly announced their split on Instagram just one week after fellow Love Island finalists Megan and Wes parted ways.
Kaz seemed to confirm the news on Instagram after she shared a post of the couple together, which she captioned, “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.”
Josh then seemed to confirm the news by posting a sad face emoji under the photo.
However, days later, Megan announced the couple’s split on Instagram. “It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate,” she said. “We have been working hard for well under a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much, we will remain separate.
“We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we ever have been.”
In a bizarre twist, the statement continued, “We are parents first and foremost to one incredibly wonderful hamster and we ask for his and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time.
“We haven’t really conducted our relationship that privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner.
“Love, Megan & Wes.”
She added:“In all seriousness, I am so grateful and so blessed to have found Wes, I will always love and adore him and I am so lucky to call him my best friend.
“It has been an incredibly hard decision to make for both of us but we are looking forward to moving on together as friends and supporting each other in everything we do.”
Laura and Paul finished second on Love Island, and since leaving the villa posted several loved-up pictures on Instagram with the not-so-catchy nickname ‘Paura’.
However, the couple never made it girlfriend/boyfriend official, and eventually called time on the relationship. In an interview with OK! Magazine Laura revealed her regrets over the break-up, which occurred after Paul returned from Burning Man festival.
“I was hoping that when he came back [from holiday] we’d spend more time together and build a proper relationship out of the villa. It didn’t happen,” she revealed.
Paul told The Sun: “We weren’t compatible for each other. I knew I had to be 100 per cent sure about it because you know – the next person you’re with could potentially be you’re wife; you don’t want to be unsure about it.”
He added: “We aren’t friends now – we haven’t spoken, it is a sore subject. But I told her I would be there for her if she needed me.”
There were signs of trouble in paradise early on for New Jack and New Laura.
Appearing on Lorraine a week or so after leaving Love Island, Jack said that although they “are not in a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship, we are exclusively dating.”
The pair faced questions in August after Laura shared a quote on Instagram that led some fans to ask whether the pair were still together, and shortly after the couple confirmed the split in an interview with Metro.co.uk.
“Sadly Jack and I have both decided to go our separate ways due to such busy schedules right now and not having the time to spend together,” Laura said.
“[I] feel truly blessed to have got to share my Love Island experience with him and to have made a friend for life. We will carry on supporting each other on this journey and I can’t wait to see where it takes us.”
They made it official on Good Morning Britain (who said romance was dead?) and decided to move in together, sharing Instagram stories of their “new little pad” in recent days. Now that’s loyalty for you.
Georgia also confirmed the split on her Instagram story. But the couple have since been engaged in a war of words over exactly what happened. Sam claims Georgia was unfaithful with her ex, Georgia claims she went to a former boyfriend’s house and stayed over – in the spare room.
Now, Sam has elaborated on his side of the story, stating his Love Island girlfriend was leading a “double life”.
“Georgia told me she stayed with a friend after being at a PA, she said she came home and then went back out to a friend’s but that didn’t seem plausible,” he told The Sun.
“I looked at her phone and found messages she sent to her mates and one of them had a selfie of her in bed with her ex and she put the word ‘oops’ and joked about it and I thought that’s not right. My gut feeling was found to be true. She’s not the person I thought she was.”
A source told the publication: “Producers were forced to cut his microphone off after he threatened to embarrass her and walk off the show. He had been out drinking with Frankie Foster and they had a huge row. They looked incredibly frosty throughout the programme.
“Things were so bad that they went home in separate cars after the wrap party later that night. Things aren’t looking good.”
The couple have since confirmed their split, with Charlie writing on his Instagram Story: “Just to inform you all, Ellie and I have decided to part ways. I wish her the best!”
In her own Instagram story, Ellie said that although she wasn’t the “perfect girlfriend”, she “adored Charlie from the bottom of my heart”.
She added: “I know everybody is waiting for a comment from me on this whole situation but I really just don’t know what to say.”
Although we didn’t get to see much of their relationship on screen, Samira and Frankie were super loved up. So much so that she didn’t want to continue her Love Island journey without him, and she walked once he’d been voted out.
Jamilla is for keeps – with the pair having now moved in together in February this year with their two adorable puppies, Audrey and Gus.
Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood – SPLIT
These two were on and off more than a light switch during their time in the villa, and since leaving Love Island things haven’t been all that dissimilar.
The pair starred in their own ITVBe spin-off called Chris and Olivia: Crackin’ On in which they rowed, rowed and rowed again – until they finally parted ways.
Since confirming their split, Olivia hinted there could be a potential reconciliation some time down the line. “I still protest that Chris’ and I is the greatest love story and there is yet to be more chapters,” she has said.
After supporting Love Island series four pal Sam Bird following his break-up with Georgia Steel, Chris made a comment which Olivia saw as a dig.
Calling him a “bitter ex” on social media, Chris quickly hit back – plugging Olivia’s appearance on E4’s Celebs Go Dating.
Hard to work out… So my ex has made digs at me every month since we split; I say ONE thing supporting a friend about deja vu and I’m bitter apparently… I think the comments on her tweet justifies it all. 🤦🏼♂️ some people eyy. Anyway! Celebs go Dating on at 9pm. Tune in.
“Marcel is upset that he broke the heart of someone he loves and someone that he shared so many special moments with, but with all the good times there are difficult times, and sadly Marcel and Gabby had been in a bad place at this stage.
“Gabby was a special part of Marcel’s life, and he hopes one day she can find it in herself to forgive him. He knows what he did was wrong and is extremely sad about how he has hurt Gabby.”
Meanwhile, Gabby shared a tweet saying she was in “shock” at what had happened.
This one wasn’t such a shock. About 3.7 seconds after leaving the villa, Montana Brown and Alex Beattie went their separate ways – and it seems that Montana was the one who instigated it.
Speaking to The Sun soon after their break up, Alex said: “She made me single, so now I am. I’ve got no pressure now and I can just focus on myself and do the best I can.”
He added: “I had super strong feelings for her in the villa and when we came out. I was gutted when she ended it, I wasn’t expecting it. It was more her, I was willing to fight. I was going to cancel PAs but she’s a strong woman, she wanted to do her own thing.”
Jessica Shears and Dom Lever – TOGETHER
They might’ve been the first to be kicked out of the villa, but Jess and Dom haven’t let that stop them.
In fact, the pair created one of the naffest moments in TV history when they were ‘married’ (sort of) by Richard Arnold live on Good Morning Britain on Valentine’s Day while wearing swimwear. And being heckled by Jeremy Kyle.
As their GMB wedding wasn’t legally binding (who knew?) the pair have now officially tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Mykonos, with a select few guests and OK! magazine.
Turns out love isn’t dead after all.
And now, the happy couple are expecting their first child, with the pair breaking the news on Instagram.
Sharing a snap of the first scan, followed by two polaroids of the pair, Jess captioned the post, “The best is yet to come.”