Love Island 2023 stars – who weren’t together on the show – confirm they are dating
The TV stars entered the villa days apart and got to know each other thanks to Love Island’s sister show Aftersun.
Love Island stars Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown and Jordan Odofin have confirmed they are officially dating.
The TV personalities entered the villa days apart and were they get to know each other thanks to Love Island’s sister show Aftersun.
They texted each other at the same time and were later seen enjoying a romantic meal at Aqua Kyoto in London’s Soho.
Zara, 25, and Jordan, 28, recently appeared on the latest episode of Reality on YouTube with host Will Njobvu.
When asked if the speculation about their relationship was true, Jordan replied: “Yes. We are dating…we are dating.
“I already told him I felt like I knew him. When we met, the energy was still the same as what I saw on the show.”
Zara added that they were constantly texting each other and “couldn’t stop talking”.
“He’s my type with a T in the outside world, here we are. The connection was just there,” he added.
“It’s just a shame because we’ve talked a lot about the show and how great it would be to get together on the show. Things like that happen, it’s a TV show.”
Last month, the pair admitted they felt “robbed” of not seeing each other on air, despite being perfect for each other on paper.
Zara told the Sunday People: “They [the producers] I knew Jordan was my type before I walked in.
“I left the villa thinking the man of my dreams didn’t exist and days after Jordan arrived. I know they have a story to follow but I deserved to find love.”
Jordan, a senior HR consultant, expected to meet Zara at the villa in South Africa, only to find she had already traveled back to the UK.
He said: “Before I went in I was asked for my top three and I said Zara is first so of course I’m going for her. It made my villa very different – I was with a friendly couple the whole time.”
Speaking about their first date at Aqua Kyoto, Zara revealed that Jordan is the perfect “gentleman”.
He said: “He got me a taxi there and back and paid for my meal. Obviously I don’t expect that from guys, but that was very nice of him.”
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