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Two lasting couples and influencer careers: Where the cast of Love Island Australia 2019 are now.

It’s been nearly two months since Love Island Australia wrapped up, leaving behind the scandals, swimsuits and secret girlfriends.

Now, all of the former contestants have kickstarted their influencer careers – teeth whitening endorsements and all – surprising precisely no one.

But who has stayed strong since the reality show and who has broken up in the real world?

Here’s what has happened to the the top four couples from Love Island Australia 2019.

Cartier and Matthew

Runner-ups Cartier and Matthew were one of the most popular couples with the voting public, but less than a month after exiting the villa, the two parted ways.

Cartier Surjan,19, and Matt Zukowski, 24, announced their break-up in late November, both confirming it was Cartier’s decision.

“I’ve made the decision that Matthew and I are better off staying good friends rather than in a relationship,” the 19-year-old said. “He’s a beautiful guy no doubt about it! Hope you all can respect my decision and support both of us in finding true love.”

 

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Just in: After vibing on #LoveIslandAU, Matthew and Cartier will remain great friends on the outside. Link in bio.

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Matthew also said: “Moving forward I would just like to let you all know that Cartier has decided that the two of us are better off suited as friends, I respect Cartier and her decision. She is truly a beautiful girl and I wish the best for her in the future! Hope you can all support us finding true love.”

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Cynthia and Aaron

Cynthia Taylu, 23, and Aaron Shaw, 27, walked away, hand-in-hand, in third place on Love Island. But a week following the finale, the two announced they were no longer together.

“Throughout my entire Love Island experience, I stayed true to myself and meant everything I said and that’s all I could do. Life is weird and sometimes it’s hard to make sense of things,” Cynthia wrote on Instagram.

“As you’ve all probably noticed, Aaron and I are no longer together. I ask you all to please be respectful of me during this time. It’s been a very draining and emotional time… but I’m looking forward to the future.”

 

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“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” -Deborah Reber Throughout my entire Love Island experience, I stayed true to myself and meant everything I said and that’s all I could do. Life is weird and sometimes it’s hard to make sense of things. However, I’m extremely grateful for the love and support I’ve received from everyone. I’ve seen all your beautiful messages and comments and it truly warms my heart. As you’ve all probably noticed, Aaron and I are no longer together. I ask you all to please be respectful of me during this time. It’s been a very draining and emotional time….but I’m looking forward to the future ????

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Aaron similarly updated his followers on their relationship status in November, admitting “I truly feel like Cynthia and I are on different wavelengths.

“This is nothing against Cynthia as she’s a beautiful soul, however the dreams and aspirations she has are completely different to mine.”

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“For the short three weeks I knew her, it was relaxing and amazing,” he continued. “However, for us to truly build into a relationship we would have to go through those barriers which I know won’t align.”

Neither of them have found love since.

Jessie and Todd

Jessie Wynter and Todd Elton were one of the last couples to form a relationship on the Channel Nine reality TV show. But they’ve quickly become one of the strongest.

Nearly two months after leaving the villa in fourth place, the couple are still together.

 

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Despite Jessie being based in Tasmania, and Todd in Melbourne, the pair – according to their Instagrams – have maintained a solid relationship.

They went on a holiday in the Gold Coast in November following their exit from the show and most recently spent New Year’s Day together at Beyond The Valley festival.

Anna and Josh

In November 2019, Anna McEvoy, 27, and Josh Packham, 25, were crowned the 2019 winners of Love Island Australia. 

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The couple walked away with $50,000, split between the two of them.

Two months later, Anna and Josh are looking as strong as ever. Although Josh lives in Sydney and Anna resides in Melbourne, distance seemingly hasn’t kept them apart.

 

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Butterfly babies ???????? #btv

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The two regularly post loved-up posts to Instagram, with Anna recently saying on the social media platform to her nearly 300,000 followers: “Fall in love with someone who doesn’t make you think love is hard.”

 

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Fall in love with someone who doesn’t make you think love is hard…❤️

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They’ve certainly outlasted the 2018 winners of Love Island Australia, Tayla Damir and Grant Crapp, who lasted just 13 days out of the villa.

Feature Images: Channel Nine/Instagram.


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