Love Island star Olivia Buckland broke down in tears on her honeymoon, after she was overcome with emotion in a turtle sanctuary.
After jetting off to Sri Lanka on her and Alex Bowen’s honeymoon following the wedding of the year – exclusively covered by OK! Magazine – the blonde bombshell, 24, broke down in tears when she came face-to-face with a baby turtle in a hatchery.
While husband Alex laughed over the top of the video, saying she was “so cute”, the reality beauty couldn’t hold back the tears as she greeted the turtles, holding them in her hand as she smiled at her other half.
“So if anyone knows me they’ll know I adore turtles,” she told her 1.8 million followers. “(They’ll also know I’m an ugly crier especially when I try not to cry) so when we visited this turtle hatchery & sanctuary that are helping the conservation of their turtles – you’ll also know that I was completely beside myself.
“We swam with turtles in Barbados a couple years ago, but we were able to release some baby turtles that had been born there today into the sea and I have dreamt of doing this forever!
“Ive had my reservations about the genuineness of some places but we also got to meet some turtles that had injuries from motor boats, and it was just amazing to be able to talk to the few people that work there and look after them and donate some money to help them keep going. I wanted to adopt them all.
She continued: “The sea, their natural habitat is the best thing for them but I can’t help but worry about them! I keep watching this video and don’t know whether to laugh or cry!”
The happy couple became the first pair to get married off the show earlier this month.
The pair, who met on the 2016 series of the ITV2 show, wed in front of a star-studded crowd which included their former cast mate Kady McDermott, Gabby Allen, Pete Wicks and Jess Wright.
Speaking exclusively to OK! Magazine, Alex and Olivia have revealed that their wedding day was emotional for both of them.
Olivia said: “The wedding was overwhelmingly perfect. It feels like it didn’t happen because it was so perfect.
“I had a vision and it all fitted into place like a puzzle. I was totally speechless the day after.”
Her new husband added: “I can’t describe it with words. It felt like we were in a movie. It was surreal.”