What's going on with Love Island's Davide and Ekin-Su? They've just shared a major update on their living situation

Davide and Ekin-Su are officially moving in together! And we're swooning over how Davide popped the question...

Ekin-Su and Davide smile at each other as they're seen attending the National Television Awards 2022 at OVO Arena Wembley on October 13, 2022 in London, England. On a pink background
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Since Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu were crowned winners of Love Island 2022, beating out the likes of Luca Bish and Gemma Owen, Dami Hope and Indiyah Polack, and Andrew Le Page and Tasha Ghouri—the couple are proving that their relationship is only getting stronger. From Davide being a proud husband at Ekin-Su's first catwalk to announcing that they're moving in together! Here's exactly what's going on with Davide and Ekin-Su...

Since returning from Mallorca (where Love Island is filmed), 'Ekin-De'  look set to join the fabled list of Love Island couples that last. So far, they've jetted off on a romantic trip to the Big Apple, celebrated in each other's career success and even put on a stunning display, alongside their fellow Love Islanders at the NTAs.

Oh, did we also mention that they're moving in together? Soon Ekin-Su and Davide will be together under one roof—and of course, Davide asked his 'queen' to live with him in the most Davide way ever...

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

Since returning to civilization, Ekin-Su and Davide seemed to be the perfect winning couple, enjoying cozy movie nights, glam parties with their fellow islanders and classic gym seshes—Davide even splashed out for her birthday and treated her to some seriously impressive gifts. 

Speaking of Ekin-Su's birthday, Davide also posted a super cute tribute to her on Instagram, dubbing her his 'soulmate' and 'best friend'. 

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Their long-distance relationship also doesn't seem to be a hindrance (with Davide in Manchester and Ekin-Su in London) as the pair have managed to spend a lot of time together since leaving the villa. They've even hinted at plans to move in together really soon.

Though their house hunting was momentarily put on hold as Ekin-Su jetted to LA to shoot her first clothing collection with Oh Polly.

Clearly pining for her self-proclaimed 'Italian Stallion' during her trip though, the actress took to her Insta story to tell him she missed him and wished he was there with her—before adding "see you soon baby."

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Now the couple has finally reunited and embarked on their first holiday (that doesn't feature ten other islanders) to New York. While taking in the sights, the pair have celebrated some big moments, with Davide sharing his first billboard with BoohooMan and Ekin's with Oh Polly in Times Square.

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As part of her new collection, Ekin-Su also walked her first catwalk, debuting her new collection and Davide's reaction is EVERYTHING.

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Fans very accurately pointed out that it was giving Kris Jenner, momager vibes—we love a supportive boyfriend!

After this adorable moment, the pair gave us another update to swoon over as Ekin-Su marked the end of the NYC trip with a picture of her and Davide in a sleepy cuddle, with the caption "How our New York trip ended."

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Are Ekin-Su and Davide moving in together?

Yes, it's official! Davide and Ekin-Su are moving in together, after announcing the news on Instagram!

Ekin-Su posted on her story the moment Davide asked her to move in, and you guessed it— there was a tiramisu involved.  The video saw the pair sitting together in a restaurant, looking loved up, as per, before a waiter brought over a piece of Davide's famous tiramisu with 'Moving in?' written in chocolate sauce. 

Alongside her story, Ekin wrote: "We are moving in eeekk!" While Davide shared the same video saying: "The beginning of a new beautiful chapter."

The couple has been hinting at their plans, since pretty much the moment they left the villa. Appearing on Lorraine Ekin-Su teased that she and Davide were definitely planning to move in together.

The Love Island icon said, "So, basically, we’ve decided that we are moving in together, it’s confirmed. It’s official and we are thinking to move at the end of September, possibly to Essex, which is where I’m from.

“Davide’s not been to Essex and I feel like it’s so nice because it’s near London, it’s easy to travel to, a bit of countryside, but then also a bit of that edginess to it as well. But I’m very, very excited for that."

What's the deal with those Davide taxi rumors?

While the couple is now seemingly stronger than ever—they did experience their first bump in the road in August.

For those who don't know, while Ekin-Su was in LA, the Sun (opens in new tab) obtained a video of Davide exiting a club and getting into a taxi with a friend and two girls. While there is no evidence of any funny business, the internet did what the internet does best and made the video go viral—sending Love Island fans into a frenzy. 

Rumors then began swirling around the fate of 'Ekin-De' but thankfully Ekin-Su responded saying: "The truth behind that is it wasn't just him—it was a big group and it just happened to be two girls in a taxi with him and his friend and it just looked wrong. That's all it was, and you know I trust him, he didn't cheat, and he's my man.”

So, that was that!

Is a Davide and Ekin-Su TV show coming?

Davide confirmed on Chanel 4's Big Breakfast that they are getting an ITV2 show together! The reality show will see Davide and Ekin-Su road trip around Italy and Turkey, trying new foods, exploring each other's cultures and no doubt will see a few arguments and a whole load of flirtation...

Our fave Italian also shared that the show could be hitting our screens as early as September!

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.

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