Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Culculoglu split

'Love Island' favourites Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Culculoglu have split after less than a year of dating.

Ekin-Su Culculoglu, Davide Sanclimenti

Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Culculoglu have split.

The 'Love Island' winners have gone their separate ways, less than a year after they won the show together, the Italian model has announced on his Instagram account.

The 27-year-old hunk shared a brief statement, in which he vowed to "continue to support" his 28-year-old former partner, but didn't give any reasons for the split.

He wrote on his Instagram Story: "@ekinsuofficial +I are no longer together.

"I am grateful for the memories and opportunities we shared together and I 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 anyway possible.(sic)".

The former 'Dancing On Ice' contestant has yet to comment on the break-up herself, but she is currently in Turkey with her family.

Hours before Davide issued his statement, Ekin-Su shared a photo of herself with some relatives enjoying the sun.

She captioned the image on her Instagram Story: "Finally reunited with mum and auntie [pink heart emoji]."

Ekin-Su recently claimed she "lost every friend" she had after appearing on 'Love Island'.

The 28-year-old actress won the dating show with Davide Sanclimenti last summer but finding both love and fame has come at a cost as she has "deleted" people from her life after seeing their "true colours".

She told Cosmopolitan UK: "I’ve lost every friend I had. I don’t have any friends. I have one friend and that’s it.

"Unfortunately, with the fame, you see people’s true colours. People just want to be your friend because of your status, and it’s a hard industry to trust.

"No, I don’t actually have friends left.

"People I’d known for 10 years who were in my life… Selling stories is not very nice. I wouldn’t do that to someone.

"If they were happy, I would support them. Unfortunately, I had that coming out of the villa, I had to delete people out of my life."

However, the reality TV star insisted she is "happier" now because she prefers to have only a small number of people in her life.

She added: "But I am happier this way.

"Sometimes keeping your circle small is the best, and you don’t always need friends. So long as you know who you are, that’s fine."

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