It would be an understatement to say Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu’s relationship has been a rollercoaster in the Love Island villa.
The couple have had more up and downs than a yo-yo, but the chaos seems to have finally settled, as they’re now officially an item.
Itallian stallion Davide, 27, performed a super romantic gesture that had viewers in tears, as he baked Ekin, also 27, a tiramisu to ask her the big question.
Of course, she said yes, so they’re now one of several exclusive couples in the Majorcan villa – but life hasn’t always been so sweet for the gym fiend and Turkish actress.
As they give their romance exclusive status, let’s take a look back at the highs and lows that got them there.
Davide and Ekin-Su’s relationship
Upon his entrance to the villa as a bombshell, the Italian business owner coupled up with 19-year-old Gemma Owen, leaving viewers up in arms about their age gap.
Of course, swimwear brand owner Gemma is now coupled up with fishmonger Luca Bish, and the pair are pretty solid.
Ekin had people talking from the moment she entered the villa as a bombshell with Afia Tonkmor.
She made it clear from the off that she wasn’t ‘here to make seasonal girlfriends’, but instead to find ‘the love of my life’, and little did she know what would happen.
Davide and Ekin first got together after a dramatic recoupling and it was all plain sailing to begin with, as Davide made Ekin coffee each morning. However, when her head was turned by Jay Younger, there was major drama.
Who could forget that famous shot of Ekin crawling on all fours across the terrace to sneak a kiss with newcomer Jay?
Unsurprisingly, Davide didn’t take it well, but we did get the iconic, ‘You are a liar and an actress’ rant from it.
He dumped Ekin-Su, claiming he ‘doesn’t give a s**t’ about her and saying he was ‘looking for something real’ in the villa.
Things were bad for a while, but the pair went on to flirt outrageously after Ekin’s coupling with Jay was short-lived.
Ekin set her sights on Davide during the raunchy heart rate challenge and did not hold back, leaving fans fully invested in their enemies to lovers plotline.
Another recoupling saw the on/off again couple firmly back on, as Ekin chose Davide over Charlie Radnedge.
Viewers were over the moon as Ekin decided to take a risk.
Davide and Ekin were whisked off on their first official date to make wine, and they had a whale of a time jumping around in buckets of grapes with bare feet.
Ekin asked Davide for another chance, assuring him that she was ‘ready to try’.
Ah, Casa Amor! The fan favourite segment with the power to make or break couples.
Fans were left squealing when both Davide and Ekin returned from Casa Amor alone, deciding to stick with one another and stay together.
However, once news of Davide’s unfaithfulness surfaced, Ekin was not pleased, since he kissed two girls in Casa and shared a bed with Mollie Salmon.
Love Island troublemaker Adam Collard shocked everyone when he entered the villa this series – and he said from the start that he wasn’t afraid to ‘step on toes’.
Adam had his eye on Ekin from the get go, leaving Davide to admit he still didn’t ‘trust’ her after her antics with Jay.
An explosive row ensued, with Ekin insisting that she ‘doesn’t give a f**k’ about Adam.
Movie Night is never not dramatic, and it certainly led to fireworks for Davide and Ekin, after they lifted the lid on what really went down in Casa Amor.
Just that morning, Davide called Ekin his ‘baby girl’, before later branding her a ‘liar’ once again when a clip was shown of her in bed with George – despite being adamant nothing happened.
Ekin was also devastated when Davide’s smooch with Coco Lodge aired on the big screen, feeling upset because he ‘doesn’t kiss me like that’.
Ekin insisted she was ‘done’ with Davide during the fallout from movie night, and the atmosphere between the pair was awkward for a while.
However, in true Ekinde style and like the old married couple they are, they patched things up and everything was rosy, until…
Just a week before the final, four new bombshells entered, including Brazilian-born Nathalia Campos, who made no secret of the fact that she fancied Davide.
Ekin was concerned at first when he offered to take the dancer on a tour of the villa, and Nathalia was convinced they were sharing ‘flirty banter’.
The soapstar later had a blazing row with Nathalia, who branded her ‘Ekin-Who?’, before Davide eventually friend-zoned her and made it clear he only had eyes for Ekin – phew!
In the moment viewers have all been waiting for, Davide and Ekin-Su became exclusive.
Since the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach, Davide baked Ekin a tasty chocolate dessert to ask if she will be ‘his’, leading to an intense kiss and a smiley Ekin saying: ‘Yes!’