Love Island winner Ekin-Su Culculoglu has announced she will be moving in with boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti in September.
he is a Turkish actress from Essex, 27, and an Italian business owner, also 27, who won over Love Island audiences as their fiery relationship developed over the course of the eight-week series.
Culculoglu revealed her plans to take the relationship to the next stage when she appeared on Lorraine without her other half on Monday.
She said: “We have decided that we will move in together, its official.
“We are thinking, because we will be quite busy with other things, so at the end of September we are thinking maybe moving to Essex, where I come from.
“Davide hasn’t been to Essex and I feel like it’s great because it’s close to London, very easy to get around, a bit of the countryside, but then there’s also a bit of fun to it. But I’m very, very excited about it. “
On what life was like after winning the hit reality dating show ITV2, she added: “It was absolutely overwhelming. I’m so grateful that I even got to be in a show.
“You know, it was a hit show, I didn’t think I would find the love of my life and end up finding the perfect man. Not just the perfect body.
“I didn’t know I had this love and support and I just want to thank everyone. Even my haters, I love them, but I’m just too vain.
“It was really busy. All these projects are lining up, and you know, Davide’s in Manchester, I’m here right now. It’s all just surreal. Like, I don’t even know what to say. That’s how excited and happy I am.”
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On Saturday, the couple announced that they would be presenting their own sideshow where they would take road trips back to their hometown.
On Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast, the couple revealed their upcoming project with ITV2, where they will travel to Italy and Turkey to meet each other’s families and explore their cultures.
On Monday, she revealed more details about the upcoming show with presenter Christine Lampard saying: “We’re doing Davide and Ekin-Su taking over Italy and Turkey.
“We love food, so it’s like a week in Turkey and then a week in Italy. So being in Turkey would be like meeting family, Davide meeting my family, perhaps cooking traditional Turkish food for them and I rate them and see how it is and then we go. visit Istanbul where I come from, and I do a week in Italy.
“I meet his parents, his family, I can cook the best linguini of his life and hope his mom likes it.
“That’s the most important thing, but it’s two passionate cultures coming together and there’s only going to be us.
“Perhaps we naturally have crazy moments. People can be like, ‘Oh, they keep going again’. But you know, it’s going to be fun. “
After Love Island’s finale, ITV revealed that they were the clear winner in terms of public votes with 63.7%.
Gemma Owen and Luca Bish are in second place with 14.5%, Indiyah Polack and Dami Hope are in third with 11.8%, and Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page are in fourth with 10.1%.
Lorraine airs at 9 a.m. weekdays on ITV and ITV Hub.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/love-islands-ekin-su-culculoglu-confirms-next-stage-of-relationship-with-davide-41913019.html Love Island’s Ekin-Su Culculoglu confirms next phase of relationship with Davide