What does Davide on Love Island do? The hunky Italian's got a pretty interesting career

Our villa husband is his own boss IRL

Davide Sanclimenti on Love Island 2022
(Image credit: ITV Picture Desk)

As Love Island 2022 continues to heat up, a certain self-proclaimed ‘Italian stallion’ is swiftly becoming everyone’s favorite islander—thanks to his sassy humor and rekindled romance with Ekin-Su. But what exactly does Davide Sanclimeti do IRL and where is he from? Here’s everything we know!

For those in need of a recap, Davide entered the villa and at first coupled up with Gemma only for bombshell Ekin-Su to enter and sweep him off his feet. Sadly though their romance was short-lived as she had her head turned by Jay, leading to a big blowout with Davide—which saw him utter the iconic Love Island meme: “you’re a liar, an actress.”

Thus began the enemy arc of ‘Ekin-Day’ which really saw Davide’s cheeky humor come out and now at long last, it seems they’re embracing the 'enemies-to-lovers' trope—much to the delight of fans. 

So now that Davide has stolen all of our hearts, what more excuse do we need to explore his life pre-Love Island, starting with his job...

 What does Davide on Love Island do? 

Davide is a business owner, based in Manchester. He founded the company S Deluxe Shisha (opens in new tab) after quitting his job as a Finacial worker, according to the Metro (opens in new tab). He also has a Master’s degree in Finance and Banking, so he's a whizz when it comes to numbers!

As the name suggests, Davide's company provides Shisha to a wide range of hospitality venues. They provide 'luxury electronic' shisha equipment along with a wide range of flavored e-liquids.

Where is Davide from in Italy?

Davide currently lives in Manchester but is originally from Rome, Italy. His family lives in Frosinone, as he told Ekin-Su on their date, so if she's lucky she might get a holiday or two to Roma!

After the recoupling: Davide and Ekin-Su on Love Island 2022

(Image credit: ITV Picture Desk)

How old is Davide?

Davide is 27, making him the third oldest guy in the villa, behind Jay and Charlie, who are both 28.

What are fans saying about Davide?

Davide is now a firm favorite among fans for his iconic interactions with Ekin-Su and his overall response to her dramatic recoupling with Jay. They are also living for the ex-husband and wife vibe they're giving, and to be honest—we're all rooting for them to be together. 

Here are just a few of the best fan reactions to his antics over the last few weeks...

Let's just hope they stand the test of time, especially with the return of Casa Amor looming.

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


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