Love Island fans have shared their devastation after show favourites Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti announced their split after 11 months together.
The hunk took to Instagram on Thursday to share the sad news with his followers, remarking that he was ‘grateful for the memories and opportunities’ they shared together.
The announcement came just days after the couple attended the premiere of Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny together.
And reacting to the upsetting news, fans of the couple expressed their disbelief over the break-up just days after they put on a loved-up red carpet display, with one asking ‘make it make sense’.
Meanwhile, others dramatically declared ‘love is dead’ in the wake of the news that the 2022 winners’ romance was over.
All over: Love Island fans have shared their devastation after show favourites Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti announced their split after 11 months together
Days before: The announcement came just days after the couple attended the premiere of Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny together (pictured together on Monday)
Taking to Twitter following Davide’s statement, one fan penned: ‘ekin-su and davide breaking up making me not invest in any love island couple. i’m done.’
While a second shared: ‘Love doesn’t exist. Ekin-Su and Davide were the realest and most genuine couple (and toxic!) on love island but they were so entertaining
A third tweeted: ‘Davide and Ekin-Su wow… they were just at an event together?? These Love Island couples do not last long at all.’
‘Ekin-Su and Davide were literally just at an event together and he replied to an edit of them together literally yesterday make it make sense?? Wtf happened between the two of them in so little time’ said a fourth.
‘Ekin-su and davide split up???? love is dead. no one talk to me. really can’t believe this’ declared a fifth upset person.
‘I don’t know how I feel about the news about Davide and Ekin-Su… it just isn’t sitting well for me #loveisland the couple of all couples are over!!!!!!!’ tweeted another.
With an additional follower tweeting: ‘EKIN SU AND DAVIDE BROKE UP?! BRUH LOVE IS DEAD.’
Taking to his Instagram stories, Davide wrote: ‘Ekin-Su and I are no longer together. I am grateful for the memories and opportunities we shared together and I wish her nothing but the best.
Gutted: Reacting to the upsetting news, fans of the couple expressed their disbelief over the break-up just days after they put on a loved-up red carpet display
Split: Some Love Island fans dramatically declared ‘love is dead’ in the wake of the news that the 2022 winners’ romance was over
‘I would like for everybody to respect this decision during this difficult time. I will continue to support Ekin in anyway possible.’
Ekin-Su and Davide were crowned the winners of Love Island in 2022 after a turbulent romance.
Sources have also claimed the pair jetted off on a make-or-break trip to Amsterdam, but have struggled to get their relationship back on track.
A source told The Sun: ‘They haven’t been getting along for quite some time and they really tried to make it work, but despite their best efforts, they’ve decided to call it quits.’
Earlier this week, Davide hinted that his relationship with Ekin-Su was on the rocks, when he posted a shirtless snap hinting that he could be heading back to the Love Island villa.
Done! The hunk took to Instagram on Thursday to share the sad news with his followers, remarking that he was ‘grateful for the memories and opportunities’ they shared together
He captioned his post: ‘Guess who’s coming back.’
Ekin-Su is yet to post anything on social media referencing the split, taking to Instagram Stories on Thursday to reveal she’d reunited with her mum and aunts while on holiday.
A representative for Davide Sanclimenti declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline. A representative for Ekin-Su Culculoglu has been contacted for comment.
It comes after earlier this month Davide admitted that he and Ekin-Su still face ‘struggles’ with their relationship.
The Italian businessman spoke candidly about their relationship in an interview with The Sun, in which he reflected on the realities of their life in the spotlight.
He said: ‘Me and Ekin-Su had our struggles due to our public positions and we still have them sometimes.
‘If there’s something that I would change or would have done differently [with Ekin-Su in the villa] maybe I would have taken things a bit more slowly.’
Davide went on to say that despite this the couple are still very much in the throes of romance, particularly because they have the ‘same background.’
‘The best thing about dating Ekin-Su is that we understand each other – not just because we are literally the same person,’ He went on. ‘She is my copy-paste.’
What’s going on? Earlier this week, Davide hinted that his relationship with Ekin-Su was on the rocks, when he hinted that he could be heading back to the Love Island villa
Drama! In April, Ekin-Su was said to be left ‘fuming and upset’ after finding messages and pictures from two models on Davide’s phone
They moved in together after winning Love Island last year but earlier this year were forced to dismiss claims their relationship was a showmance.
In April, Ekin-Su was said to be left ‘fuming and upset’ after finding messages and pictures from two models on Davide’s phone.
A source said at the time: ‘It all exploded last Sunday after she found messages on Davide’s phone discussing their time together.
‘He had been messaging both of the girls and she suspected they had all met up one night.
‘Ekin-Su contacted one of the girls to tell them she knew about things. She was furious and really upset.’
A representative for Ekin-Su declined to comment on the story. MailOnline had also reached out for comment from Davide who is yet to respond.
Davide’s interview came after Ekin-Su revealed that she has ‘no friends left’ after being thrown into the public eye.
The beauty spoke candidly to Cosmopolitan about her struggles with personal relationships.
She admitted that since finding fame, people don’t ‘want’ to be her friend because of her ‘status’.
The star even revealed that close friends, such as one she has known for over 10 years, went on to sell stories about her.
Despite reflecting that she has ‘no friends left’, Ekin-Su insisted that she is ‘much ‘happier this way, particularly with the support of her boyfriend Davide.
She told the publication: ‘I’ve lost every friend I had. I don’t have any friends. I have one friend and that’s it.
Fame game: The couple rose to prominence after they appeared on Love Island and won the ITV2 dating show last summer (seen on the show)
‘Unfortunately, with the fame, you see people’s true colours. People just want to be your friend because of your status, and it’s a hard industry to trust.
‘No, I don’t actually have friends left. People I’d known for 10 years who were in my life…Selling stories is not very nice. I wouldn’t do that to someone. If they were happy, I would support them.
‘Unfortunately, I had that coming out of the villa, I had to delete people out of my life.
‘But I am happier this way. Sometimes keeping your circle small is the best, and you don’t always need friends. So long as you know who you are, that’s fine.’