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Proof That 'Love Island' Works: Alex Bowen and Olivia Buck Now Married

Olivia Buckland (L) and Alex Bowen attend Bellator MMA London at SSE Arena Wembley on June 22, 2019 in London, England

September 17, 2019 - 13:17 / Philip Faukland-Pollard

Love Island airs on British Television every summer. The show brings normal people to a villa in Mallorca, Spain, where they are to find love - usually causing a lot of drama through love triangles and other feuds. But one couple is proof that the show really does help young people find love. Alex Bowen and Olivia Buck are now officially married, making them one of the longest lasting couples since the show began. 

Alex Bowen and Olivia Buck met in the 2016 Love Island series and came in second place on the show. Love Island is usually seen as a show that messes with people's emotions and is aired to fulfill one requirement and that is to provide people watching with their daily dose of drama. It is common to see love triangles on the show and vicious confrontations when a relationship goes sour. However, Alex Bowen and Olivia Buck have proved that the show really does help people find true love.

Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen at the Celebrity Cast Launch House Party for the Brand new series of MTV Cribs UK, ahead of Series Premiere, at Sizona London

The couple blossoming after a rocky start

The pair have been together since they coupled up on the show however even their love-filled journey was not without its dramas, as Olivia slept with fellow islander Rykard Jenkins. Nevertheless, Alex and Olivia got through their difficulties and in September 2018 got married - making them the first couple to say "I do" since Love Island began. 

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Since their marriage not only their personal life has been great but also their earnings. The pair have both used their Instagram accounts for substantial personal gain with each sponsored post earning them thousands of pounds.