It's been almost seven years since it aired, but we'll never forget Love Island's frankly iconic second series. Dare we say it was the best? Zara Netherlandswill her Miss GB title be revoked?Malia Arkianbe expelled from the village?Gesicht de la Hoydefarting on tv because they are all of us? It might even have been the most successful when it comes to the islanders actually finding love as two couples are not only still together but married, with kids and all. It's all very mature of them.
It's been almost seven years since it aired, but we'll never forget Love Island's frankly iconic second series. Dare we say it was the best?
Zara Netherlandswill her Miss GB title be revoked?Malia Arkianbe expelled from the village?Gesicht de la Hoydefarting on tv because they are all of us?
It might even have been the most successful when it comes to the islanders actually finding love as two couples are not only still together but married, with kids and all. It's all very mature of them.
of course we talkAlex Bowen and Olivia BucklandAnd don't forget the winnersNathan Massey and Cara De La Hoydewho are now married and parents to two adorable kiddiewinks. If your memory goes blank, you're in luck. We've rounded up the entire cast of Love Island 2016 and we're going to show you exactly what they've been up to since they left the sunny village and got back to reality.
of course we talkAlex Bowen and Olivia BucklandAnd don't forget the winnersNathan Massey and Cara De La Hoydewho are now married and parents to two adorable kiddiewinks.
If your memory goes blank, you're in luck. We've rounded up the entire cast of Love Island 2016 and we're going to show you exactly what they've been up to since they left the sunny village and got back to reality.
Love Island Series Two - Where Are They Now? - CLOSER
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Cara De La Hoyde was one of the original cast members of Love Island 2016 and before she joined she was a circus performer. Dude hit it off right awayNathan Masseyand the couple bonded early. Viewers loved watching the romance and they were eventually crowned the winners of the series.
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Cara and Nathan moved in together shortly after the show ended and spent many vacations together. The couple had a fiery relationship with several public fights and rumors. They finally split in April 2017, less than a year after the series ended. In May 2017, Cara announced that she was pregnant with Nathan's child. The couple said they weren't just getting back together because of the baby, but they got together in September 2017, much to the delight of fans.Cara and Nathan gave birth to their beautiful baby boy, Freddie George, in December 2017eMarried in a secret wedding in 2019. She gave birth to her second child in 2020, a daughter named Delilah.
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Nathan Massey entered the mansion on day one and won the series with his girlfriend Cara De La Hoyde. They chose love and shared the £50,000 prize.
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Nathan and Cara left the village together, and despite a relationship with ups and downs and a relatively long separation, the couple is now happier than ever with son Freddie and daughter Delilah. Nathan and Cara had a short time in thereTOWIE, some special appearances. Recently Nathan asked TOWIES darlingTommy-HammerBeing Freddie's best man. Nathan also attended a charity boxing match organized byEastEndersStar Jake Wood. He won his fight, defeating a London businessman.
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Olivia Buckland was a member of the 2016 cast from day one. She teamed up with Daniel Lukakis, Rykard Jenkins and Adam Maxted before joining Alex Bowen. During the show, she also had a brief fling with co-star Terry Walsh before he decided he preferred Malin Andersson. Alex Bowen. The pair finished runners-up.
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Since leaving the villa, Alex and Olivia have moved in together and are the proud owners of two French bulldogs. In 2017, the couple got engaged and Olivia made a guest appearance on an episode of Say Yes To The Dress. 2018,Alex and Olivia were the first Love Island couple to get married. They were married at Gosfield Hall in Olivia's native county of Essex, in alavish ceremony with hundreds of guests. In 2022, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together and welcomed Abel (or AJ) in June. Olivia has had several lucrative fashion deals including her own clothing line with MissPap, walked the runway during London Fashion Week and also appeared on This Morning.
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Wolverhampton's Alex Bowen entered the Love Island villa alongside James Khan on the 18th. Before starring in the reality show, Alex worked as a scaffolding, fitness and model. He was an instant hit with the ladies, but on the 20th, Olivia decided to mate with him and the pair stayed together to the end.
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Since leaving the village, Alex Bowen and Olivia have moved in together, got married and built their dream home in Essex. Alex reportedly bought Olivia's engagement ring eight weeks after leaving the mansion because he was sure she was the one. Alex launched his own debut clothing line, MVMNTLondon, and he and Olivia had their own reality show, Alex & Olivia Said Yes, on TLC.
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Kady joined the cast of Love Island very early on in the series, on day three. Kady came into play strongly, stealing co-star Scott Thomas from Zara Holland. Despite some ups and downs, including a physical fight that saw Malia Arkian removed from the village, Kady and Scott were in it for the long haul, finishing third.
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Scott and Kady moved in together when the show ended and had been together for a year, but later split after allegations of assault. from the island of loveKady appeared on TOWIE with her ex-boyfriend Myles Barnett.The couple got together in August2018 ewent public in September 2018. The relationshipcaused tension between Myles' ex-girlfriend Courtney Green in TOWIE. They sadly decided to end it soon after. Kady opened several stores after leaving the Love Island village — a makeup line called By Kady and a fitness website called Body Goals By Kady. She also started a home improvement business called McDermott Manor.
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Scott Thomas entered the Love Island village on day one and was originally accompanied by Miss Great Britain winner Zara Holland. Before Love Island, the Manchester-born owned his own events company. On day three, Kady McDermott entered the mansion and the two were reunited on day six at their next reunion. The pair stayed together and took third place.
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After Scott left the mansion, he moved in with Kady and they dated for a year before breaking up. Scott has two brothers - Adam Thomas, Scott's twin, played in Emmerdale while Ryan Thomas (his older brother) was in Coronation Street. In 2018, Ryan Thomas was accused of hitting Roxanne Pallet in the Big Brother house, sparking outrage from the public who felt his claims were exaggerated. Roxanne was forced to apologize, howeverScott stood by his brotherand said he could never forgive the former Emmerdale actress for what she did to her family.
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Adam Maxted, from Northern Ireland, entered the Love Island village on the 11th. Before Love Island, Adam was a personal trainer, stripper and wrestler. Adam settled on a different girl at each reunion - Olivia Buckland, Zara Holland, Liana Isadora Van Riel, Tina Stinnes and finally Katie Salmon. Liana Isadora Van Riel. He finished the show with Katie and the couple placing fourth in the series finale.
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Almost immediately after leaving the mansion, Adam and Katie broke up. Adam insisted he's definitely single, likening Katie to a kebab on Twitter: "It's like after a night out you eat a kebab and the first few bites are good but then you realize it's not good at all !” his fighting career since leaving Villa. In 2018 it was announced that Adam would be appearing on ITV's World of Wrestling (WOS) under his wrestling name Flex.
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Katie entered the mansion a month into the show (34 days to be exact). During her time on Love Island, she made history with Sophie Gradon when they got together and became the first same-sex couple. However, when Sophie decided to leave the show, Katie decided to get back together with Adam Maxted and the duo finished fourth.
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It wasn't to last long as Katie and Adam broke up two weeks after returning to civilization. Two years after leaving Love Island, Katie has hinted that she has received a lot of flak from the LGBT community for her relationship with Sophie. she said thenBBC's Victoria Derbyshire, "Why can't I be who I want to be? There is nothing to be ashamed of, there is nothing to feel bad about. To be honest, they didn't support me — my own community, which probably had [the same] nervous feelings about coming out." Katie has since dated Danielle Whittaker — but the couple split months later — and started one Dance Vlog Channel on Youtube Katie is often spotted partying in Ibiza.
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Emma-Jane arrived at the villa in week 3, just two days after Malin Andersson was kicked off the show and Terry Walsh joined straight away. Although Malin warned Terry that Emma-Jane was "swearing at him and playing a huge game," they had sex on the blanket and left the villa together in a relationship.
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Eight months into their ITV stint, Emma-Jane and Terry called it quits, but Tez insisted they were "good friends". Five months after their split, Emma-Jane reunited with ex-boyfriend Jordan Bye and announced they were expecting their first child together. Unfortunately things didn't last and weeks after welcoming her son Alfie into the world, Emma-Jayne announced that she had split from her baby dad.
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Terry joined the original islanders on day three and got along well with Malin. Despite all the ups and downs, Malin thought they would hold up, but two days after she was kicked out of the mansion, he moved in with Emma-Jane...rude! Confronting Villa also criticized him), but that didn't detract from their new relationship. Before leaving the show, Terry and Emma had sex on TV and in front of their awake roommates.
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Terry and Emma-Jane's relationship lasted eight months, which is quite a long time compared to some othersLove Island 2018 couple relations. After the split, Terry seems to have stuck to his workout routine. Surprisingly, Terry has quit social media entirely and doesn't have an active Instagram or Twitter account.
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Tom joined Sophie at the villa earlier, but the couple went through a rough patch when his ex-girlfriend Emma-Jane entered the villa. Things took another shocking turn when viewers voted Tom and his islander Liana out of the village. Health.
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After being kicked out of the mansion, Tom was shocked to see Sophie move on to Katie. He was over the moon when Sophie left the villa to follow him - sweet. It didn't last long, however, as a few months after the pair left the villa, they announced their split, just before accusing each other of treason. He continued to work on his fitness journey, but in February 2019 he revealed that he had been on steroids for the past two years. he explainedWales online. "Everyone in South Wales takes them - it's common here. The temptation to take it was always there, but I felt like I didn't know enough about it. I've read about steroids for years. After Love Island, I hooked up with some of my idols in the fitness industry and I found out they were all on steroids, so I decided to take the plunge."
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Sophie was one of the original cast members of Love Island 2016 and fell in love with Tom despite his ups and downs. Even on a date with Katie and the two kisses, she proved how much she liked Tom when she decided to leave the villa.
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After moving out of the villa, Sophie started a relationship with Tom, but things ended months later and she came forward to accuse him of cheating. Sophie then found love with Aaron Armstrong and the two regularly posted passionate photos to Instagram. The nation was devastated in June 2018 when it was revealed that theThe Love Island star has sadly passed away. few weeks laterHer boyfriend was also found dead.
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Rachel arrived at the mansion on the seventh day and fell in love with Rykard Jenkins, but she became devoted when it was revealed that he became "intimate" with Olivia Buckland the day AFTER they spent the night in hideout. Despite the slight hiccups in their relationship, they got things back together but suffered another setback when viewers voted Rachel off the show.
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After being kicked off the island, Rachel was in tears, but thankfully Rykard quickly followed her and the two continued their relationship outside of the mansion. Rachel and Rykard stuck together for almost a year and a half, which is pretty much a lifetime considering they met on a TV show. Since then, Rachel has returned to her full-time job as an orthopedic and trauma nurse.
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During his time in the village, Rykard fell in love with Rachel and it was all sweet UNTIL it was revealed that he slept with Olivia Buckland the day after he spent the night with Rach in the Vault. Impolite. The duo worked through this, but suffered another devastating blow when Rachel was thrown off the island. In arguably the most iconic moment of Love Island 2016, Rykardliterallychased her to the beach and left the show.
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After Rykard and Rachel left the village, they managed to make their relationship work for almost 18 months. Despite their split, the couple still seems to be on good terms. After his stint on Love Island, Rykard appeared on Ibiza Weekender in 2017 but is now an esthetician and director of the Rejuvenation Clinic.
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Before he came to Love Island in 2016 (not long ago but there have been so many islanders since then tbh) Adam Jukes was a recruitment consultant. He started the show on good terms because viewers actually voted him into the mansion. There he met Lauren Whiteside, but things ended shortly after they left the show.
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Just weeks after Adam left Love Island, it was reported he was dating Liana Isadora Van Riel after they posted passionate photos to Instagram. However everythingit couldWhat happened between the two didn't last as Adam is very much in a relationship with Megan Greaves and is expecting a baby in Spring 2023.
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Lauren Whiteside arrived at the villa on Day 37 - literally five weeks later - and she was joined by Adam Jukes. Unfortunately, things didn't last long between the two and they broke up shortly after leaving the villa.
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After her stint on Love Island in 2016, Lauren traveled and shared countless photos of her time abroad on Instagram. She is now married and goes by the name Lauren Whiteside-Rimmer.
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Malin Andersson definitely had a difficult relationship with Terry Walsh, remember when they were fighting over cheese toast??? To return. Things got worse after she left Love Island and she had to watch her 'boyfriend' move on with Emma Woodhams. Thankfully, she was able to re-enter the mansion and confront Terry, and their reunion was pretty iconic, to say the least.
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Following her stint on the ITV show, Malin began seeing Tom Powell, she has spoken out about spending £7,000 on plastic surgery and in January 2019 shemovingly announced the death of her daughter Consy. She also participatedNew music video by Ella Hendersonfor the song 'Glorious' where he shows his scars. In February 2022, Malin welcomed baby Xaya.
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Tina walked into the mansion and after taking Scott Thomas out on a date, she immediately fell on the wrong side of Kady McDermott, who yelled at her (as she went on her date), "You're an idiot and your dress is SHIT!" Tina traded to Adam Maxted but during a rematch he chose Katie Salmon and it was the end of the road for Tina.
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Since leaving Love Island, Tina has moved back to Made in Chelsea and has started dating Alik Alfus. She had previously starred in the show in series seven and had dated Spencer Matthews. She then dated soccer player Marouane Fellaini but appears to be single now. Tina is friends with her islander, Olivia, and they went to the baby shower in May 2022.
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Was Zara's time on Love Island short but sweet? Kind of. She went to the mansion and couldn't stop bragging about being Miss GB, then had sex with Alex Bowen and ended up crying when she was stripped of the title. When Zara heard her mother had fallen ill, she left Love Island and returned to the UK.
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After leaving the villa, Zara made it clear she harbored a grudge following the Miss GB drama during an appearance on Loose Women, she opened up about herfight against endometriosisand approvedShe was still "haunted" by the show.. She has now opened her own fashion boutique, Mimi's Boutique.
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Daniel was a Love Island original actor and first hooked up with Olivia Buckland but when that ended he hooked up with Zara Holland. It didn't take long, and two weeks into the show, he was kicked off the island.
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After leaving the villa, Daniel returned to his regular job...as a model. Although he co-founded a clothing brand BAA Clothing. Go Daniel.
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Troy - who once dated Geordie Shore's Marnie Simpson - was definitely a no-brainer and you'll miss it. He didn't even get a chance to meet Katie Salmon before he was kicked off the show by Lauren Whiteside. Health.
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Troy Frith is currently, well, god knows. His Instagram is private so who knows what he's up to these days...
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Liana was a stripper before going to the villa, and just days after she started, she slammed Adam Maxted for his outdated comments about how he would do it: "Fuck her then choose Tina." She later marries Adam, but they split when they are voted one of the weakest couples by the rest of the candidates. Liana and Tom Powell then received the fewest public votes and left the island.
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After Liana left the villa, she dyed her hair dark brown and regularly posts pictures on her private Instagram account.
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James was only on the show for a few days, but after Kady McDermott turned him down, his time on the ITV reality show quickly ended.
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He may only have been on the show for a week, but James has over 100,000 Instagram followers, which is quite a lot considering he was on the show in 2016. He regularly posts topless photos, shares his fitness and diet plans, and has a fan page only.
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Malia stayed in the village for literally a day. ONCE. She was taking Scott Thomas out on a date, but things started when Kady McDermott 'accidentally' spilled wine on her legs. The pair started a screaming fight and it wasn't long before Malia shoved Kady. She was escorted out of the villa by security forces.
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Two years after leaving the village, Malia and Kady reignited their (yes, really... two years) feud on social media. After being asked about her nemesis on her Instagram Story, Kady replied: "Who?" Malia then took to Twitter and wrote: "@kadymcdermottx hi you stupid bitch don't just sit there and try to curse me for your Insta Story you scumbag life . You don't know me and I hope you never meet me again, you know I cheated once. You were begging desperately, your neighbor even emailed me because he hates you and gave me his address.” Kady is said to have called the police in Malia after their bitter feud.
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Javi was the first contestant to leave the Love Island villa (bless him) in 2016 after failing to marry anyone. Remember how he begged Zara to choose him but she chose Daniel?
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After leaving the villa, Javi threw shades at all the girls on the show, saying he was "too sophisticated" for them. Judging by his Instagram account, he found a lady who loves to travel and see the rest of the world. good for him
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Poor Oliver only stayed at the villa for a day after not marrying anyone.
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We hardly got to know him during his time in the village and to this day we don't know much about his one-day assignment. His Instagram account is private but according to his bio he is still a model.
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