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‘Love Island U.K.’ Stars Davide Sanclimenti Says He Wasn't Dumped By Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

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Love Island U.K. star Davide Sanclimenti said a decision to split with his girlfriend and co-star Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu was mutual after she implied in a social media post that she’d dumped him.

The winners of season 8 of Love Island U.K. split, “just after the ski holidays” according to a statement that Sanclimenti posted to his Instagram story on Tuesday.

Cülcüloğlu had posted a statement on Instagram earlier Tuesday announcing their break-up.“The last 18 months have been a rollercoaster of ups and downs, just like every relationship. Davide and I both wanted to make this relationship work as we cared deeply for each other,” The Traitors cast member wrote. “Unfortunately, I have recently made the decision to end our relationship and to go our separate ways."

A few hours after her post went up, Sanclimenti posted to say that he hadn’t been dumped, as the first post implied. “It was a joint decision, but I was waiting to make it public to respect her time in the show. I don’t know why the agreed statement changed last minute.”

“I really believed in us and saw a future for us. But sometimes in life people need to grow apart,” he wrote. The couple had previously split in June 2023, before getting back together.

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