Alex Bowen and Olivia met on Love Island in 2016, after the couple have since married and announced they are expecting a baby together
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Alex Bowen has revealed that he and his wife Olivia referred to the Love Island meeting in their wedding vows when they tied the knot in 2018.
The couple, 30 and 28 respectively, met on the ITV2 dating show in 2016, bonded halfway through the process and made it to the final.
The couple, who are expecting their first child together, opened up about their relationship on their podcast double dateand as they said in their vows, the Love Island meeting was the “most natural thing in the most unnatural place”.
It came during a discussion with British couple Married at First Sight, Tayah Victoria, 25, and Adam Aveling, 26, who said their whirlwind romance has skipped conventional dating.
Adam said that filming the E4 show together meant they were “in each other’s pockets all the time,” adding, “We didn’t have a dating phase at all.”
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Alex said he and Olivia had a similar experience on Love Island, where they spent about six weeks with just a select group of people in the summer of 2016.
He said: “We were really in the same position. When [we] got married, I think it was in our vows, we said, ‘We have what’s most natural, but we found it in the most unnatural place’.”
The reality TV star said people don’t usually spend that much time together when they first start dating, saying: “You see someone twice a week for about six months [usually].”
For both couples, however, the first few weeks meant spending a lot more time together as their respective shows had sped up the dating process for them.
Alex and Olivia appeared in the second series of the relaunched Love Island, with them runner-up of the winning couple Cara De La Hoyde, 31, and Nathan Massey, 29.
The couple now hosts their own MTV podcast, Double Dating, in which they “get cozy with another dynamite duo” to ask questions about love, relationships and friendship.
The couple revealed the news that they were expecting a baby on New Year’s Day, and she said she was “shocked” at how excited she was to become a mom.
“I’ve never thought of myself as a mother, even saying the word ‘mama’ sounds so strange to me. But I’m fascinated by buggies and baby grows. I just want to know everything!” she admitted OK! magazineas she said, they have decided not to find out anything about the gender of their unborn baby.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/alex-bowen-reveals-made-nod-26704465 Alex Bowen reveals he hinted in his wedding vows to Olivia on Love Island