For three years, British summertime television has been dominated by Love Island. The popular reality TV show sees young, attractive singletons thrown together in a villa where they’re encouraged to form relationships with each other with the promise of a £50,000 prize.
The show’s courted much controversy, with contestants brazenly having sex in the villa that’s littered with condoms. However, some long-term couples have formed there, and last year’s winners, Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey, are expecting their first child together.
But this year’s winning couple, Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies, have now split after just 132 days together.
“Kember” had an explosive romance on the show, but despite this, they won the British public over and were voted their favorite couple. After mere weeks together, 21-year-old hairdresser Kem and 20-year-old dancer Amber appeared to be head over heels in love.
The two also had no qualms about making their feelings for each other known on TV, frequently romping in the villa. In fact, the couple reportedly had so much sex that the show’s producers had to step in and give Amber the morning after pill out of fear she’d fall pregnant.
Following their win on the show, the couple appeared to be incredibly serious about each other – so serious that they began to discuss the possibility of marriage and having a family, despite both being in their early 20s.
In an interview with OK! magazine last month, Amber revealed that she’d be unable to say no if Kem proposed.
But unlike 26-year-old Dominic Lever and 23-year-old Jessica Shears, who also met on this year’s show and got engaged after just three months of dating, Kem and Amber appeared to be taking things slowly.
“We’re really happy, and we know we’ll be together for a very long time, but we just don’t feel the need to jump into it,” Kem said. “We still need to do the stuff at the beginning of a relationship, otherwise you might as well retire, get married and have grandchildren in the next 18 months!”
However, all was not what it appeared to be for Kem and Amber, and there was trouble in paradise…