All the Love Island winning couples so far

Who has won Love Island so far? (ITV)
Who has won Love Island so far? (ITV)

Love Island fans are still unpacking the drama from summer 2022's series, but a new show is on the horizon already as the second ever winter season begins for 2023.

The ITV2 dating show has crowned eight winning couples since its revival in 2015, with some remembered as household TV names while others quickly faded into obscurity.

Read more: Love Island winter 2023 line-up

Before its runaway success, Love Island started out as a celebrity series for two runs in 2005 and 2006, won first by Jayne Middlemiss and Fran Cosgrove, and then Bianca Gascoigne with Calum Best - but who has won since it opened up to regular singles looking for love?

All the winners and finalists of Love Island

Season 1 - 2015

Winners: Jess Hayes and Max Morley

Max Morley and Jess Hayes (ITV)
Max Morley and Jess Hayes (ITV)

Runners up: Hannah Elizabeth and Jon Clark

What happened next: Even die-hard Love Island fans will have to search the outer reaches of their memories to unearth details of what happened way back in series one, when contestants really were looking for love rather than a reality TV career.

Sadly, things didn't work out for Jess and Max, who split just six weeks after winning. He went on to date Charlotte Crosby for a while, but they broke up when she was caught kissing ex Gaz Beadle.

Season 2 - 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24:  Cara De la Hoyde (L) and Nathan Massey attend the Nordoff Robbins Boxing Dinner at the London Hilton Park Lane on October 24, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Cara De la Hoyde and Nathan Massey (Getty Images)

Winners: Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey

Runners up: Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland

What happened next: Season two is probably the biggest success story in Love Island history.

Although winners Cara and Nathan had a brief wobble during their first pregnancy, they got back together shortly before she gave birth and are now married with two children.

They aren't the only ones - runners up Olivia and Alex are also married, and welcomed their first child last summer.

Season 3 - 2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21:  Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies arriving at the 'Logan Lucky' UK premiere held at Vue West End on August 21, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies (Getty Images)

Winners: Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay

Runners up: Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt

What happened next: This was the year that Love Island got really big in the world of reality TV and although its relationships didn't work out, it led to stardom for many of the cast.

It wasn't long before Amber and Kem split, but she has gone on to star in various big name musicals while he has landed a huge amount of TV work, including presenting for This Morning and taking part in Dancing On Ice.

The enduring romance from season three was between Kem and best pal Chris Hughes.

Season 4 - 2018

Jack Fincham (left) and Dani Dyer (right) attending the Love Island Live event at the ExCel, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer (PA)

Winners: Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham

Runners up: Laura Anderson and Paul Knops

What happened next: Danny Dyer's namesake daughter was the popular winner in 2018, but less than a year later they had split.

Dani rekindled things with her pre-Love Island ex Sammy Kimmence and they welcomed a son in 2021, but split when Kimmence was jailed for scamming two elderly men out of thousands. Dani recently confirmed she is dating Premier League footballer Jarrod Bowen.

Season 5 - 2019

Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea were the winning couple of Love Island 2019 (Credit: ITV2)
Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea (ITV)

Winners: Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea

Runners up: Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury

What happened next: Amber and Greg had one of the shortest winning romances, splitting via text just five weeks later.

Meanwhile, runners up Molly-Mae and Tommy are still going strong and are expecting their first child in 2023.

Season 6 - 2020 (winter)

Finn Tapp, left, and Paige Turley pose for photographers upon arrival at a fan event for the film Black Widow in London, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Scott Garfitt)
Finn Tapp and Paige Turley (AP)

Winners: Finn Tapp and Paige Turley

Runners up: Luke Trotman and Siannise Fudge

What happened next: The first ever winter series ended up being the only Love Island that year as the Covid pandemic hit shortly afterwards.

Paige and Finn may have been lower key winners than some on this list, but their love story is still unfolding as they're one of the few couples still together.

Season 7 - 2021

Liam Reardon and Millie Court arrive for the ITV Palooza 2021 at the Royal Festival Hall,, London, UK 23rd November 2021
Liam Reardon and Millie Court (PA/Alamy)

Winners: Millie Court and Liam Reardon

Runners up: Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran

What happened next: Millie and Liam had a rocky time in the villa, especially when Liam's head was turned in Casa Amor.

They did try to make a go of things, but split just under a year later in July 2022 - in time to hand the baton on to their successors.

Season 8 - 2022

Ekin-Su and Davide did not get the chance to steal the money. (ITV)
Ekin-Su and Davide did not get the chance to steal the money. (ITV)

Winners: Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti

Runners up: Gemma Owen and Luca Bish

What happened next: Summer 2022's champions Ekin-Su and Davide are said to be the series' most popular winners yet.

Both entered as bombshells, but won the hearts of viewers as well as each other and are still together, having filmed a travel series about visiting their hometowns in Turkey and Italy.

Ekin-Su is about to begin a stint in Dancing On Ice like many a former Islander before her.

Meanwhile, runners up Gemma and Luca recently announced their split.

Love Island returns on 16 January at 9pm on ITV2.