After weeks of conjecture, Ekin-Su Cülcülolu has officially addressed her divorce from partner Davide Sanclimenti.
The Turkish actress, 28, and Italian businessman, 28, captured the nation’s attention last summer when they won Love Island and the £50,000 prize.
Their torrid relationship, however, was not to last, and Davide announced their split at the end of June, with later rumours claiming they had been ‘on the rocks’ for months.
In his statement shared on social media, Davide said at the time: @ekinsuofficial & I are no longer together.
‘I am grateful for the memories and opportunities we shared together and wish her nothing but the best.
‘I would like for everybody to respect this decision during this difficult time I will continue to support Ekin in any way possible.’
While Ekin later issued her own letter to thank supporters for their support, she did not specifically reference Davide or the breakup – until now.
The Dancing On Ice actress took to her Instagram Story to clear up suspicions about their romance, after reports that they were back together.
‘There’s been a lot of speculation over the status of myself and Davide’s relationship in recent weeks,’ she began.
‘Usually these headlines are misleading.
‘I wasn’t taking a “swipe” at Davide like a recent article stated.
‘Despite the narratives, @davidesancli and I are on good terms, we both care about each other and I think everyone should respect that.’
‘Lots of love Ekin x’, she signed off.
The ‘swipe’ Ekin seemed to be referring to are comments she made last week when chatting about relationship mistakes.
Speaking to MailOnline at her BPerfect summer lunch event, she said: ‘If you’re in a relationship coming out of the villa, you need to realise you’re in a relationship.
‘You need to realise there is a lot of eyes on you and live it privately, have your own space and trust your partner, communicate with your partner, don’t rush to live with them straight away.’
While Ekin later issued a letter thanking supporters for their support, she did not specifically reference Davide or the separation – until now.
In order to dispel allegations about their romance, the Dancing On Ice star posted to her Instagram Story amid reports that they were back together.
They also toured for their own reality show and had a number of red carpet appearances.
‘Stay true to yourself and be who you are and don’t let game change you,’ she added.
Source My Celebrity Life.