Love Island's Davide and Ekin-Su give a glimpse into their adorable new life back home

After being crowned winners at the show's grand final, Love Island's Davide and Ekin-Su have been having fun bringing their romance to the UK...

Love Island's Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti
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Just this week, Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu were crowned winners of Love Island 2022. They beat fellow finalists Luca Bish and Gemma Owen, Dami Hope and Indiyah Polack, and Andrew Le Page and Tasha Ghouri during a grand final hosted by Laura Whitmore.

Shortly afterwards, Love Island's Davide and Ekin-Su flew from the Spanish island of Mallorca, where the villa is located (if you're wondering, exactly where is Love Island filmed, we've got the answer) to the UK and received an enthusiastic welcome at the airport upon arrival, where their family and friends were seen greeting them alongside cheering fans.

And now the pair have begun their new life together at home in the UK—and it sounds adorable...

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What have Love Island's Davide and Ekin-Su been up to since leaving the villa?

Since touching down back home, they have continued to waste no time beginning their new lives as a couple.

In fact, despite Davide being based in Manchester and Ekin-Su in Essex, the lovebirds appear to have remained in London together and barely spent a moment apart.

Here's what they've been doing...

Cosy nights in

Now that the couple are back in the UK and away from prying eyes for every minute of the day, it's no surprise they're excited to spend some time get comfy on the sofa.

Posting a picture of the pair lounging on a sofa in what looked like what one of their homes on Instagram last night, 27-year-old Italian businessman Davide wrote: "Guess who’s back?".

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Glam evenings out

Now that the pair have appeared on (and won) one of the most popular reality dating shows on the planet, they will of course be in demand for party and club night appearances, TV interviews and glam restaurant meals.

And it looks like the post-Love Island whirlwind has already started for the pair, with Turkish actress Ekin-Su, also 27, sharing a snap of the couple appearing to be on a night out.

"Back to the UK with my one and only," she captioned the sweet image, which she posted on Instagram

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Hitting the gym—of course

Fans of Love Island season eight will know that the couple partly bonded over their regular villa gym sessions—with Davide frequently seen using Ekin-Su as an impromptu weight. It seems the couple are set to continue getting to know one another better over sweaty workouts going forward too.

Posting on Twitter (opens in new tab) this morning, Ekin-Su revealed that they had got up early for an exercise session. She revealed: "First day back and Davide has dragged me to the gym, I’m really a gym babe now." We sure hope there were cameras to capture it!

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Prepping for the Love Island reunion!

Davide and Ekin-Su's early start was even more impressive given that the islanders were spotted filming all together for the Love Island reunion show in London last night. The special bonus episode is set to air this Sunday, August 7th at 9pm.

There is likely to be footage of the finalists getting their other halves acquainted with their regular lives. It's also sure to include interviews conducted by host Laura Whitmore with the wider cast, including those who participated in Casa Amor, and insight from the show's voiceover Iain Stirling. 

The episode will air live on the ITV2 channel, on TV and online. If you miss it—because, well, life—then you can stream it after the show airs on the ITV hub (opens in new tab)at a time convenient to you. Not in the UK? You can watch via a VPN (opens in new tab). In the meantime, here's how to watch Love Island UK if you're not yet all caught up on eight weeks of cracking on...

Lauren Clark

Lauren is a freelance writer and editor with more than six years of digital and magazine experience. Most recently, she has been the Acting Commissioning Editor of Women's Health—where she co-produced the Going For Goal podcast—and has previously also written news and features for titles including The Telegraph, Grazia, Stylist, Dazed, The Sun's Fabulous, Yahoo Style UK and Get The Gloss. She covers all aspects of lifestyle, specializing in health, beauty, and travel. Can't live without: oat milk lattes, new podcast episodes, long walks, and great skincare.