From reality TV to real-life love - these two are just adorable!

Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland might not have won Love Island 2016 but their love story has proved to be a total winner!

The couple’s romance has blossomed before our eyes since they fell for each other on the show and it’s been pretty adorable to watch.


We’ve charted the whole Alex and Olivia romance in pictures, from their LI early days to setting up home, holidays and much more! Here’s how it all unfolded…

Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland

Olivia and Alex are both looking for love (obvs) when they enter Love Island in May 2016. Each hooks up with other contestants before coupling up with one another.

They soon win viewers’ hearts with their cute antics – even host Caroline Flack tweets about how sweet they are! And the odd lovers’ tiff doesn’t tear them apart either.

’I didn’t come in here expecting to meet a girl the way I’ve met you,’ Alex tells Olivia, whilst she predicts their romance will last after the show: ‘I don’t want you to handle the real world on your own; I’m going to be there with you alongside you. I promise you that. I care about you.’

Despite their popularity, the pair lose out to Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey in the Love Island final but manage to rack up the most romps on the show, having tallied up 30 between them – saucy!

[GIF] Olivia Buckland Love Island

As Olivia predicted, their romance goes from strength to strength after the series ends.

They’re all over each other at the show’s warp party and soon start sharing lots of adorable selfies together.

Things move fast and by August 2016 Alex and Olivia have already moved in together in Essex – blimey!

Then in September it’s revealed that the pair have gone and got matching tattoos to seal their love.

Every month seems to bring a new milestone for the lovebirds. Olivia excitedly reveals in October that, as well as moving into a new pad together, she and Alex have picked out a puppy that will soon be coming to live with them!

[GIF] Lady And The Tramp kiss

It’s clear that they’re still very much smitten, with Olivia telling Now: ‘It’s weird because I’ve never ever had that connection with anyone, or been this close to anyone before. I’ve always been quite insecure so I’ve never been myself with a guy – I can be myself with him completely. He allows me to be me.’

Awww. Just when we think we can’t get any more couple envy, Alex whisks his girl off to Barbados for a holiday in October where they share lots of gorgeously romantic snaps. TOO cute.

Things seemed to move a break-neck speed after their loved up holiday. When they returned they announced their ‘new addition’ was on the way and the pair got a French bulldog called Reggie and after that they pair jetted off to NYC where they saw in 2017 but got engaged at the same time!

We’re totally feeling the Alivia/Olex/whatevs love, guys.