Love Island’s Famous Families: All The Islanders Who Have Famous Family Members

There are THREE this year already!

Gemma Owen Michael Owen

by Aaliyah Harry |

Love Island is no stranger to a famous family connection. Over the years islanders have walked into the villa who have well known parents or siblings. From championship boxers to professional football players and actors - we've seen it all!

This year there have already been THREE islanders who have secret famous parents. Gemma Owen's famous dad has obviously been the main talking point this series, but there have been many others before her. New bombshell Antigoni Buxton has a famous mum and the internet is obsessed with her 'hunky' dad! Former Love ISslander Liam has a famous rugby player Dad - his father, David Llewellyn played in the 1999 World Cup for Wales.

In case you have forgotten about all the Love Island famous family connections over the years, here is a rundown to remind you:


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This year, 19-year-old horse dressage rider Gemma Owen was the talk of the villa before she even appeared on screen. The hype stemmed from the fact that she is the daughter of England football legend, Michael Owen. Her mother is his wife Louise Bonsall and Gemma is the eldest out of the couple’s four children. Before joining the show Gemma did reveal that he dad wasn't exactly ' buzzing' about her appearing on the hit dating show.

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CREDIT: Tonia Buxton Instagram

The new bombshell that walked into the villa this year, Antigoni Buxton, also has a famous parent. The singer-songwriters mum is Tonia Buxton who is a a British television presenter and celebrity chef. If you recognise her face it might be because she makes regular guest appearances on Sunday Brunch.

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CREDIT: Paul Buxton Instagram

Now, while Antigoni's dad is not famous - the internet have absolutely lost it over how 'hunky' he is. Her father is a fitness instructor and was a past bodybuilder ; he even went on to compete in Mr Great Britain. The internet are even suggesting he goes into the villa as a contestant. I think you'll find he's very much taken everyone so, let's all calm down!

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CREDIT: David Llewellyn Facebook

Although 22-year old student Liam chose to leave the villa this year, he is always an OG to us! He was originally coupled up with Gemma Owen and it appears they had more in common than they thought - they both have famous parents in the same field. Liam's dad David Llewellyn is a former Wales international rugby union player who played his club rugby for Ebbw Vale, Newport and Neath.

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CREDIT: Sophie Piper Instagram

Sophie Piper appeared on Love Island's winter edition in 2020. It is hard to miss this one as they look SO similar - but Sophie is the sister of daytime presenter Rochelle Humes. You might recognise Rochelle from This Morning or from co-hosting The Hit List with her husband Marvin Humes.

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CREDIT: Tommy Fury Instagram

Tommy Fury found fame on Love Island 2019, leaving with the ultimate influencer, Molly-Mae. He’s a boxer, and comes from an iconic boxing family. He is no stranger to the spotlight as his brother is none other than the heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury.

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CREDIT: Curtis Pritchard Instagram

Curtis Pritchard danced his way into Love Island 2019alongside Tommy Fury (who could forget the iconic meme of him doing the samba.) The professional dancer is the brother of, also dancer, AJ Pritchard. AJ is most known for previously being one of the professionals on Strictly Come Dancing.

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Another 2019 Love Island star had a famous family member - that's another three in one series! Belle Hassan is the daughter of actor Tamer Hassan – who appeared in Game of Throne and The Football Factory. She previously admitted that her dad got her onto the hit ITV dating show.

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CREDIT: Dani Dyer Instagram

Probably one of the most famous Love Island family members is that of 2018 cast member, Dani Dyer. Her dad is actor Danny Dyer. You know, from The Business and Eastenders? Since appearing on the show and winning with ex-Jack Fincham, Dani has started a podcast with her dad.

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