It sure has been another summer of love with Love Island summer 2023 now reaching its end.


The ITV2 dating show has swept over the nation for yet another season of drama, romance and antics. We've watched on as another group of singletons have headed into the sunny Majorcan villa, hoping to find a partner who is their type on paper.

While there have been some relationship fails and successes all round, there's no telling what the future outside the villa holds for lucky finalists such as Whitney Adebayo and Lochan Nowacki, or Zachariah Noble and Molly Marsh.

After two months in the sun, the four remaining couples headed to the final and fans crowned their Love Island summer 2023 winners, Sammy Root and Jess Harding, through a public vote. The victorious couple have received a £50,000 cash prize, and they join a long list of previous winners.

The most recent Love Island champions before them were Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan from the winter 2023 season, who became the first couple to get together in Casa Amor then go on to win the show.

As we wait for the season 10 winners to be crowned, here’s everything you need to know about all the previous Love Island winners, including their current relationship status.

Sammy Root and Jess Harding – Season 10 (2023)

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Love Island summer 2023: Sammy and Jess ITV/Lifted Entertainment

It sure has been one rollercoaster journey for summer 2023 winners, Sammy and Jess. Despite coming in as a bombshell who took out Molly, Ella T and Jess on poolside dates, Sammy and Jess clearly had a spark from their first meeting.

But Sammy had a case of wandering eye that saw him and Jess come to fiery blows more than once in the villa. The couple were told they couldn't recouple with one another and newly single, Sammy recoupled with bombshell Mal, while Jess tried things with best friend Mitchel.

Despite their differences and turning heads (on Sammy's part), Jess arrived back in to the villa from Casa Amor single and it showed Sammy that he wanted to be with her, rather than Amber. Since then, the pair quickly became the villa's first boyfriend and girlfriend, with Sammy declaring his love for Jess in his final declaration of love in the final.

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Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan – Season 9 (2023)

Sanam and Kai on Love Island
Sanam and Kai on Love Island 2023. ITV

Relationship status: Still together

The 2023 winter Love Island final saw the show’s host Maya Jama announce that Sanam and Kai were this year's winning couple.

Before their win, Sanam accidentally revealed she is in love with Kai, while Kai told viewers to “watch this space” about asking Sanam to be his girlfriend in the outside world.

It wasn’t all plain-sailing for the pair, however, with both contestants' heads turning during the infamous Casa Amor segment but things seem to be going from strength to strength for the pair.

Appearing on this year's Aftersun, they confirmed they've now moved in with each other and have also launched a joint YouTube channel, The Kai and Sanam Show.

Ekin-Su Cülcüloglu and Davide Sanclimenti – Season 8 (2022)

Ekin-Su and Davide at the Love Island 2022 prom
Ekin-Su and Davide in Love Island 2022. ITV

Relationship status: Separated

The 2022 hugely exciting Love Island finale saw Ekin-Su and Davide emerge as the winners after the public watched their whirlwind romance unfold.

Since the show, the pair appeared in their very own reality TV show, titled Ekin-Su & Davide: Homecomings, which saw them travelling back to their home countries, as well as Ekin-Su taking part on season 15 of Dancing on Ice.

But it seems as though the pair have gone their separate ways, with Davide sharing on his Instagram stories this past June that they're "no longer together". He wrote: "@ekinsuofficial & I are no longer together. I am grateful for the memories and opportunities we shared together and I wish her nothing but the best.

"I would like for everybody to respect this decision during this difficult time, I will continue to support Ekin in any way possible."

Davide was subject to rumours about blindsiding Ekin-Su with the announcement but Ekin-Su posted a week later to thank fans for their support, writing: "I have such an exciting year ahead & I want to fully focus on that. I really appreciate your ongoing support. Thank you for cheering me on."

Liam Reardon and Millie Court – Season 7 (2021)

Millie and Liam in Love Island 2021
Millie and Liam in Love Island 2021. ITV

Relationship status: Rumoured reconciliation

Liam and Millie emerged as the 2021 champions of Love Island, beating Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran as well as Faye Winter and Teddy Soares to that £50,000 prize money.

Unfortunately, the couple broke up in July 2022, with Millie sharing the news in an Instagram post and telling her followers that it was "a tough decision" but that they were "both ready for new chapters".

This year, though, reconciliation rumours have swirled around the couple, who were spotted on holiday and at the Barbie movie premiere together. Liam has revealed to the Daily Star, though, that the pair are taking their time reconciling.

He said: "Me and Millie, we're kind of taking things slow but we've been speaking. We did go our separate ways last year for a number of reasons.

“So we've just done things to try and build on that and we spoke again and now we're taking things slow. But you know I'm not saying we're back together, but if we were we're just trying to keep it quiet for now," Liam teased.

Paige Turley and Finn Tapp – Season 6 (2020)

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Relationship status: Separated

Paige and Finn, the first ever winners of winter Love Island, stayed together for three years after being crowned the 2020 series champions, spending lockdown together and later moving into a flat in Manchester, however they reportedly called time on their relationship in April 2023.

"Paige and Finn had a really good run, but they are still super young and decided it wasn’t forever in the end," a source told The Sun.

Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea – Season five (2019)

amber greg love island

Relationship status: Separated

If you were invested in Amber and Greg going the distance then you probably were not too thrilled to learn that they broke up only a few weeks after leaving the villa behind them – so it wasn't true love after all.

Individually though, things have been going pretty well for them. Greg has gone back to his career playing Rugby while Amber has become quite the name on social media, having become an influencer who has amassed over two million followers.

Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer – Season 4 (2018)

jake dani love island

Relationship status: Separated

Ah, Jack and Dani – we thought they were meant to be but alas, the relationship did not last and Jack missed out on the golden opportunity of having Danny Dyer as a father-in-law. They did try to make it work, even living together and buying a puppy, but it fell apart after six months.

Since then, Jack has had a child named Blossom while Dani has been edging her way into the presenting world – and had a recent cameo in EastEnders alongside her dad where she played his cab driver. She is mum to a boy called Santiago and welcome twin daughters, Star and Summer, in May 2023.

Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies – Season 3 (2017)

kem amber love island

Relationship status: Separated

Kem and Amber's relationship did not last long after they left the villa and they broke up around six months later. Professionally though, they are the most successful couple to emerge from the show. Kem has become a well-known face in the UK through his stints on shows like Dancing on Ice and he pops up semi-regularly as a guest on This Morning.

As for Amber, she has seen her star rise on the stage when she was cast in the musical 9 to 5. So while their love may not have gone the distance, they will certainly be pleased that they made the decision to join the show in 2017.

Cara De la Hoyde and Nathan Massey – Season 2 (2016)

cara nathan love island

Relationship status: Married

Cara and Nathan may have separated briefly not long after they won the show in 2016 but Cara discovered she was pregnant and the baby brought them back together. They named him Freddie and the addition of a child has seen them remain together to this day – well done, Freddie!

And they seem to be happier than ever now. They had their second baby, daughter Delilah, in July. It is nice to see that Love Island can see a couple stay together, even if it is a rarity.

Jessica Hayes and Max Morley – Season 1 (2015)

max jess love island

Relationship status: Separated

Jess and Max were the first winners of the revamped show in 2015 – there was a two-season celebrity version that aired first – and while it would be nice to say that the original winners were still together, sadly we can't as they split up a mere six weeks after leaving the villa behind them.

Since then, Max has got into travelling and has visited various places around the world, while Jess found love with Dan Lawry and they have gone onto have a child together, Presley. So while the pair did not stay together, at least they have both gone on to good things!

The Love Island 2023 final is on ITV2 and ITVX at 9pm. You can watch all previous seasons of Love Island on BritBox – you can sign up for a 7-day free trial.

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