What's going on with Love Island's Danica and Tyrique? It seems the islanders have some *history*

Apparently, Danica and Tyrique knew each other before his stint on 'Love Island' and we're sensing drama...

Love Island's Danica and Tyrique pictured in a yellow and pink gradient, two-picture template
(Image credit: (L to R) ITV/ Lifted Entertainment / Getty Images: Lia Toby)

Here we were thinking the end of Love Island season 10 marked the beginning of several long, drama-less months—bar the Love Island 2023 reunion, of course—but now it seems we have an unfolding situation between season 8's Danica and Tyrique...

Now, you might be wondering how exactly, Love Island alum Danica Taylor and newly graduated islander and third-place runner-up, Tyrique Hyde, could possibly already have any kind of beef—being that the summer series only ended on Monday, July 31 (here's how to watch Love Island UK, if you need to catch up). Well, it seems these two have some history, dating back to before he even crossed the villa threshold.

For anyone who's not yet clued in, here's everything we know about this Danica and Ty sitch and what's been said so far...

What's going on with Danica and Tyrique?

As mentioned, fans will remember Danica from season 8 of Love Island UK, where she starred alongside the likes of Ekin-Su, Davide, Indiyah (now turned Love Island: Aftersun's panelist), Dami, and Luca.

And it's clear she has something in common Ty's fellow islander and girlfriend, Ella...she also met Ty before he went on Love Island. Funnily enough, she's also not the only former islander to know him, as season 7's Toby Aromolaran also revealed that he's close friends with Ty. 

What's more, Danica actually appeared on Toby's podcast, Fancy a Chat? on June 12, 2023, where the pair discussed what Ty might be like in the villa, with Toby revealing that he'd grown up with him and that they were, "cut from the same cloth" (Toby too, began his Love Island journey as something of a game-player). 

To this, Danica quipped: "All I can say is, if he's anything like he is on the outside then...Ella needs to RUN—no I'm joking, I'm joking! He's a really nice guy." Interesting...

Now, here's where things get really juicy! Following her interview with Toby, fans are now sharing screenshots of Danica seemingly liking comments about Ella and Ty under one of her own TikToks. According to The Tab, she liked one that read: "I don’t know why but I’m hoping you and Ty somehow get together. You won’t take no bullsh*t and he’ll like that. Love Ella but she allows too much."

She also replied to one user who wrote: "Lol tell them [to] send you in and get Ty for yourself. [It] might be difficult because of Ella but you can do it." 

Once again hinting at knowing him IRL, Danica responded with: "Like Ouzy for Ella, I’m a very familiar face haha." 

For some context here (in case you missed this year's Casa Amor), Ella knew Casa's Ouzy before entering the villa—even almost dating him—and decided to recouple and bring him back to the main villa, only to rekindle things with Ty. However, these comments now seem to have been deleted.


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Now, Love Island stans are claiming that Ty has now unfollowed Danica on Instagram—though it is unclear whether the pair even followed each other, to begin with!

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Things might not be as tense as they seem between the two islanders though, as since these alleged comments, Danica has posted a number of videos dancing to Ty and Whitney's "It's giving Bad B****" song from the Love Island Talent Show. 


Wouldnt be danica if i didnt dance to this really would i?? Lol a bop even if the duo have crumbled

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Ooh we do miss the summer drama...

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

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