All The Love Islanders Who Actually Knew Each Other Before Entering The Villa

Fans have noticed that two Love Islanders know each other - and turns out it's happened lots of times before

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by Bonnie McLaren |


So, on this series of Love Island, it’s hardly been a secret that exes Jacques O’Neill and Gemma Owen knew each other before their time on the show. When Jacques was drafted into the villa as a bombshell, before Gemma had even seen his face, she was telling the girls that he looked like her ex - with her worst fears later being confirmed when he turned around and she saw his face. Now there are rumours that a new male bombshell, Billy Brown, will be joining the villa (according to The Sun) - and guess what? Billy and Gemma follow each other on Instagram (although exactly how they know each other is not yet clear).

Gemma isn't the only one who has linked to other Islanders - as Davide Sanclimenti and Jacques also seem to have an unlikely connection, even though they didn’t act like mates when Jacques entered the villa. After some internet sleuthing, one eagle eyed fan noticed that Jacques had commented on one of Davide’s old Instagram posts, and the two had a friendly online exchange, joking about going to the gym. (And, as one fan has since asked, if Jacques and Davide knew each other then it’s highly likely that Davide might have known Gemma, too.)

However, it’s not the first time an islander has strutted into the villa, only to know someone already in there. Last year, things got a bit awkward for Hugo Hammond when Chuggs Wallis walked in, as the pair used to go to Oxford Brookes University together (with the tabloids even dubbing Chuggs and Hugo former ‘love rivals’ as they reportedly went after the same woman). Chuggs actually knew most people in that villa as well, as he’d previously matched with Lucinda Strafford on Tinder - and Chloe Burrows also said she knew him. But at least Chuggs' notoriety was known to viewers, as the islanders spoke about knowing him.

This wasn’t the case for Megan Barton Hanson and Alexandra Cane though, as when the reality stars took part in series four, nobody would have known they were mates. Both women nearly kissed in a music video, and Alexandra had even worked as a make-up artist on a shoot Megan did - but they acted like they'd never met in the villa.

And in 2019, Lucie Donlan was shocked when Arabella Chi walked into the villa as a bombshell, as both women had previously dated Charlie Fredrick. (Charlie was on Love Island in 2018, it really is a small world for Love Islanders.) Unable to hide her shock, Lucie told Arabella: ‘I recognise you. You’re my ex’s ex. I’ve stalked you before!’ During that same series, it also transpired that Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard were familiar, as Curtis admitted that he’d previously slid into Maura’s DMs. While at first it looked like the pair didn’t stand a chance, Maura and Curtis turned into one of the series' most unlikely couples, and were together for seven months after the show.

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Where To Buy The Exact Love Island Bikinis From This Series

Danica's Black Gold Chain Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / ISAWITFIRST

Danica's black bikini with gold chain is straight off of the ISAWITFIRST website as the Black Gold Chain Bikini (£7.50). It's currently sold out so you can be notified on the website or grab the Pretty Little Thing Black Gold Chain Strap V Front Bikini Top (£15) and Bottoms (£12) as a dupe.

Danica's Blue Bombshell Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Pretty Little Thing

Danica stepped into the villa with an apple-green bikini and heart-shaped diamante features. The Apple Green Diamante Heart Triangle Bikini Top (£15) and Apple Green Diamante Heart Bikini Bottoms (£15) are available on Pretty Little Thing right now.

Indiyah's Pink Crystal Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Modaminx

Indiyah's pink, crystal bikini is from Modaminx and makes a great addition to any holiday wardrobe. Shop her pink triangle crystal bikini top (£30) and matching pink tie-side crystal bikini bottoms (£30).

Amber's One Shoulder Zebra Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Amber was spotted getting some time away from the sun and relaxing in the shade. She wore a gorg zebra print bikini from Boux Avenue. Get her look with the zebra asymmetric bikini top (£32) and matching zebra bikini bottoms (£16).

Gemma's White Belted Swimsuit
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CREDIT: ITV / H&M

Gemma wore a chic white swimsuit when having a chat with partner Luca. We saw her in the H&M ribbed belted swimsuit in white (£11). We love this white belted swimsuit from Etsy (£26) as an alternative.

Tasha's Cream Bandeau Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / PLT

Tasha avoided any tan lines last night with this bandeau bikini from PLT. Shop her look with the cream hammered trim bikini top (£15) and matching cream hammered trim bikini bottoms (£15).

Ekin-Su's Green Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

On a date with new boy Jay, we saw Ekin-Su in a green, two-piece bikini from Boux Avenue. Re-create her exact look with the green deep v-neck bikini top (£26) and matching green bikini bottoms (£16).

Indiyah's Light Pink Ring Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Gemma's Orange Corset Swimsuit
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CREDIT: ITV / Club L

Whilst being thrown around by Luca, we saw Gemma wear a bright orange corset bikini. The Club L London After Sun Burnt Orange Corset Halter Swimsuit (£45) stood out in the challenge.

Amber's Red Ruffle Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Relaxing in the sun, Amber was spotted in this Boux Avenue Sydney textured triangle bikini top (£22) and matching bottoms (£16).

Ekin-Su's Blue Swimming Costume
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

During the hot 'men-chanic' challenge, we saw Ekin-Su don a royal blue swimsuit - the exact one is the Majorca strappy back swimsuit (£38) from Boux Avenue.

Tasha's Multicoloured Swirl Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Shein

Gemma's Grey Ring Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / OG Beachwear

We're familiar with Gemma's own brand line OG Beachwear which she dons on the daily - like this grey Valencia bikini which is available right now. If you love this style, boohoo do a similar style in their O-ring Bikini Bandeau Top (£10)

Paige's Gold Date Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Ann Summers

Paige's bikini that she wore on a date with new man Jacques is sold-out Ann Summers (Kota Bikini Top, £9), but if you like the style there are loads of similar options like the Ann Summers Suncity Soft Bikini Top (£26).

Tasha's Bronze Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

In Episode 5 of Love Island, we saw Tasha don this exact bikini from Boux Avenue. Snap up the Hvar bronze ruched brazilian bikini briefs - Bronze (£16) and Hvar bronze ruched multiway bikini top - Bronze (£22) on the website right now.

Gemma's Grey Swimsuit
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Gemma showed off her gorgeous tan with a grey shiny swimsuit from Hunkemoller. You can get the Havana Multi-Way Swimsuit Rebecca Mir in Grey (£40) on the website now.

Indiyah's Neon Yellow Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Paige's Green Ombre Swimsuit
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CREDIT: ITV / ASOS

Just as we saw Liam leave the villa, Paige was wearing this super skimpy green ombre swimsuit with a tie front. The exact match is available on ASOS as the ASOS DESIGN lace up cut out swimsuit in green ombre print (£30).

Afie's Green Bikini
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Newbie Afie donned 'Lime Sherbet' Emerald Contrast Triple Crystal Bandeau Top (£25) on her first day. We also like this similar dupe - the Andressa top from Camila Coelho (£89).

Paige's Pink Ruched Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / REVOLVE

Paige looked pretty in pink in a ruched bikini top - and you can shop a very similar vibe on REVOLVE with the PQ Remi Ruched Bandeau Bikini Top (£67).

Tasha's Orange and Pink Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / MissyEmpire

Tasha's orange and pink bikini is straight off of Missy Empire. The Jorja Pink Orange Contrast Tie Side Bikini Bottom (£14) and Saffron Pink Orange Contrast Strap Triangle Bikini Top (£14) is available right now.

Amber's Ombre Swimsuit
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CREDIT: ITV / H&M

Amber's H&M Ombre Swimsuit (£14) was giving us real summer sun envy and it seems like everyone else is obsessed with the swimsuit too, as it's already sold out. We love the Beachy Ombre Cross Back One Piece Swimsuit (£19.99) as a strappy alternative.

Tasha's Orange and Indiyah's Zebra Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly / MANGO

In a girlie chat over the boys, Tasha was seen in a hot orange strappy bikini whilst Indiyah was spotted in a MANGO zebra print bikini. The bikinis are available online right now - you can get Indiyah's MANGO Zebra print bikini top (£19.99) and MANGO Printed bikini bottom (£17.99) whilst Tasha's bikini is the Cruz line from Oh Polly (£22).

Amber's Leopard Print Kimono and Black Bikini Set
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CREDIT: ITV / DHGate

Amber set off the show with a leopard print kimono which stood out against a classic black bikini set. You can buy the SXY Leopard Print Ruffle Trim Belted Kimono (£30) or ASOS do a dupe with the Brave Soul kimono with belt tie detail in leopard print brown (£22).For a staple black bikini like Amber's, we like the House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Darian Top (£67) and House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Darian High Waist Bottom (£79) to match.

Tasha's Cobalt Blue Tie Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / ASOS

Everybody rushed to the online shops for Tasha's Cobalt Blue bikini which has already sold out on ASOS DESIGN mesh bandeau ruched front bikini top (£18). The ASOS DESIGN hipster bottom in cobalt blue (£15) is still in stock though, and if you want a matching top then you'll want to grab the NA-KD Shiny Circle Detail Strappy Bikini Top (£23.95).

Gemma's Entrance Coral Wrap Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Club L London

Gemma's Entrance Bikini was straight from Club L London, as the Tied Up Coral Wrap Detail Bikini Top (£25) and matching briefs (£23).

Paige's Pink Sequin Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Sherbert Lemon

Paige entered the villa in a flashy pink sequin bikini as seen on Sherbert Lemon (£40). For those wanting to get on the pink sequin action this summer, the superdown Chantell Sequin Bikini Top (£47) and matching bottoms (£48) are a contender.

Indiyah's White Bikini Set and Skirt
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CREDIT: ITV / Sherbert Lemons

Indiyah also donned a Sherbert Lemons choice when walking into the villa, in their White Beaded Bikini Set (£25). We loved her cover-up beach skirt the most though, and you can get dupes easily like the lovewave Alisa Skirt (£151), Zaful Cowl Neck Strappy Cami Top And Tassels Sarong Skirt (£22.95) and the Urban Outfitters Knit & Lace Mini Beach Skirt (£42).

Amber's Green Promo Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / New Look

Love Islander Amber was seen in a strappy green top with hoop detail and gold features. You can buy the exact bikini from New Look right now, with the Ring Tie Strappy Triangle Bikini Top, £13.99 and Green Ring Tie Side Bikini Bottoms, £9.99.

Paige's Baby Pink Bikini from the Promo Video
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CREDIT: ITV / Pretty Little Thing

Paige wears a classic baby pink strappy tie bikini set in her promo shots, which are available to grab from Pretty Little Thing. They have 10% off each now as Pretty Little Thing Baby Pink Mix & Match Triangle Bikini Top (£4.50) and Baby Pink Mix & Match Tie Side Bikini Bottoms (£4.50).

Gemma's Yellow Underwire Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Neon is so in for summer colours at the moment, so we knew we had to hunt down this style from Gemma Owen. Gemma wears the Oh Polly Ramona Layered Bikini Top (£22). We're fans of a similar dupe from Hollister High Apex Underwire Bikini Bra (£27).

Indiyah's Orange Gold Hoop Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Indiyah showed off her body with an orange number, found as the Oh Polly Jorani Hoop Detail Bikini Top in Orange (£24). If you like this style of slinky bikini, the VDM The Label Ziggy reversible triangle bikini top (£55) matches up well.

Tasha's Ann Summers Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Ann Summers

Dancer Tasha showed off her lean body in her sneak peek with a bright red set from Ann Summers, found as the Ann Summers Catalina Soft Bikini Top (£26) and Ann Summers Catalina Brazilian Bikini Bottom (£16).

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