Love Island's Tasha used to date this celebrity, apparently

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Photo credit: ITV
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Forget Gemma Owen and her famous footballer dad, because Love Island's Tasha Ghouri apparently has a celebrity connection of her own, and used to date Giovanni Pernice from Strictly Come Dancing.

Well, Love Island 2022 is truly bringing the drama, isn't it? After Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu coupled up and Gemma's ex Jacques O’Neill entered the villa, a new report revealed Tasha and Giovanni dated earlier this year.

MailOnline claim the pair 'connected via Instagram and messaged privately on the app, which eventually led to the pair meeting in January,' but things fizzled out when he headed on the Strictly tour.

Photo credit: ITV/Elisabeth Hoff
Photo credit: ITV/Elisabeth Hoff

"Giovanni was persistent when it came to Tasha," the source claimed. "They have a lot in common, both being dancers, and he had just learned a lot about the deaf community performing with Rose [Ayling-Ellis] on Strictly, who Tasha really admires."

The 23-year-old model and dancer from Thirsk is deaf and uses a cochlear implant to help her hear, something which she opened up to her fellow Islanders about during the opening night of the show.

The source continued, "Tasha was impressed by how gentlemanly he was, taking her out to top London restaurants and offering to send cars to collect her, but she's independent and always made her own way to see him."

While it might not have worked out for Tasha with Giovanni, we've got our fingers crossed for her in the Love Island villa.

We have reached out to a rep for Giovanni for comment.


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