Davide broke up with Ekin-Su as she only cared about them as a ‘money making brand’

‘He had been wanting to end it for some time’

Last week it was announced Love Island winners Davide and Ekin-Su had split up, and now the reason behind their break up has been revealed.

According to The Sun, Davide was the one who ended the relationship – and it was due to him feeling as though he was “in her shadow” and because she viewed them as a couple as a “money making brand.”

Davide posted on Instagram that they weren’t together anymore, whereas Ekin-Su is yet to comment. A source close to Davide said: “He felt swamped in the relationship, like he had totally lost his identity. He felt he was in Ekin’s shadow, with no room to grow.

“And he felt she cared more about them as a money-making brand than as a love match. He had been wanting to end it for some time. Davide didn’t want to move in with her as he knew it would be harder to leave.”

Love Island winners Ekin-Su and Davide have split up

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The pair had been surrounded by controversy in the recent months, with Davide being accused of cheating, and the source added Davide’s partying was when “cracks began to show.”

Davide had been accused of cheating whilst on a night out in Manchester, whilst Ekin-Su had been away at work. Ekin-Su was in Belfast at a signing with a beauty brand, and Davide apparently was texting and meeting up with models. Ekin-Su was reported to have sent a “tirade” of messages in a rant to a model over rumours she slept with Davide.

Ekin-Su and Davide then travelled to Amsterdam for what was called a “make or break holiday” and they were surrounded by split rumours.

Last week, announcing their split, Davide said: “Ekin-Su and 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.”

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