Love Island stars Adam Collard and Zara McDermott have officially become girlfriend and boyfriend, despite a whole host of drama on the ITV2 matchmaking show.
Adam, 22, and 21-year-old Zara faced many obstacles in their romance – including when the personal trainer coupled up with Darylle Sargeant after Zara was dumped from the island.
But following Adam’s departure from the show, it seems the duo are happier than ever, and have opened up on being in love after just weeks of dating.
“We’re officially boyfriend and girlfriend,” Zara exclusively revealed to OK! Magazine. “Adam told me he loved me a few nights after he got back and I definitely love him too. People will say we’re moving quickly but no one understands how close you get on Love Island.’
Adam added: “I’ve never felt so comfortable or had a connection like this before. Zara is unlike anyone I’ve ever met. I’ve never had to try with Zara, but with Kendall Rae-Knight and Rosie Williams I was trying to force a connection. I got on well with them both but there was never the same sort of spark.”
Zara laughed: “Lots of people say our babies would be good looking!”
Adam Collard heads back to Mallorca as he attends his first PA [Beluga Photography]
While Love Island is still in full swing, the duo also opened up after multiple allegations stated the programme was “staged”.
Following the claims, Zara said: “The [producers] never interfere but sometimes they encourage you to have certain conversations.
“Like, if Adam had p****d me off they might suggest I speak to him about it – they want us to voice how we feel.”
Adam added: “If they find out someone is going to ask their partner to be their girlfriend or say “I love you”, they’ll encourage them to wait until the evening to do it.
“They like big moments to happen in the evening when everyone is dressed up nicely.”
Love Island continues at 9pm on ITV2.