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12th Aug 2023

‘Trust your partner’ – Ekin-Su offers advice to latest Love Island winners

Kat O'Connor

“Don’t let the game change you”

Love Island winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu has shared relationship advice with the new winners.

Fans believe she made a dig at her former partner Davide Sanclimenti when she stressed how important it is to “stay true to yourself”.

She said it’s important to remember that you are in a relationship when you leave the villa, something many people forget.

“If you’re in a relationship coming out of the villa you need to realise you are in a relationship,” she told MailOnline.

She said getting to know your partner is so important, but you need time away from the cameras.

“You need to realise there are a lot of eyes on you and live it privately,” she said.

The actress said you should also “have your own space and trust your partner”.

Ekin-Su urged fellow contestants to communicate with their partners and not to bottle up their problems.

“Communicate with your partner, don’t rush to live with them straight away. Stay true to yourself and be who you are and don’t let the game change you,” she said.

Ekin’s advice comes after her split from fellow Love Island star Davide Sanclimenti.

Earlier this summer, the pair ended their relationship after 11 months together.

The reality star took time away from social media after the break up but praised her followers for being so supportive.

“Hi everyone, I thought it was time to come back online to thank you so much for all of your messages over the past 2-weeks.

“It has shown me what a kind, supportive, strong community I have behind me. I took some much-needed time away with my family which has been really special but now it’s time to realign & get back to work,” she shared.