Love Island's Alex Bowen confirms move to Essex - Olivia Buckland calls him "love of her life"

Published Friday, Jul 29 2016, 13:36 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Love Island star Alex Bowen has confirmed he is going to move to Essex to be with girlfriend Olivia Buckland and he "can't wait."

There had been talk of Alex, who is originally from Birmingham, heading down South and taking to Twitter, the reality star has now confirmed he will be jumping ship to Olivia's hometown.

That's a big step, right?!

Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland, London
26 July

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It may be, but the commitment doesn't seem to phase Alex. In fact, he has gushed over how excited he is to join Olivia in Essex and told fans it will be a "new chapter" for the pair.

Reunited with Olivia, after spending the last two days apart, Alex tweeted: "Finally @OliviaDBuck is here can't wait to move to Essex #newchapter."

Olivia, meanwhile, gushed: "My man moving to Essex, couldn't be happier! @ab_bowen07"

Their tweets come after Olivia recently revealed that Alex is the "love of her life."

She took to Instagram last night (28 July) and shared a sentimental message with her followers. Olivia said: "My life has done a 360 and I cannot be more appreciative for what I have achieved and also the opportunities that have now been presented to me. All you lovely gals and guys who support me, you don't understand how much I truly love reading your comments and they always make everything worthwhile.

"I am an emotional little soul as you all know; I found the love of my life and I also found a whole new life of change and hard moments. Truly know the hard moments will blossom into the best memories and just need to keep going and keep being strong for myself, my friends, my family and my boyfriend. Thank you so much for your continued support and amazing comments. You're the ones keeping me sane."

While Alex and Olivia may have got together while starring on Love Island's second series (they finished as runners-up on the show), the couple have gushed that they are "stronger than ever" now they are home.

Reveal caught up with the pair for an exclusive shoot on their return back to the UK and clearly smitten with each, the duo told us what it is they love about each other. Yes, we said love... Alex and Olivia have in fact dropped the L-bomb...

Love Island: Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen kiss at the airport after landing back in the UK
13 July 2016

© Instagram / @ab_bowen

Olivia said: "For me – well, look at him, he's absolutely gorgeous! We can be really silly together and also the sweetest guy, which you'd never think to look at him!"

Alex, meanwhile, said: "Olivia brings out the best in me, she gets my weirdness so I can be completely myself with her. Her ass as well! She's just a beautiful girl."

Since then, we've spoken to Olivia more recently and she told us that things are still going really well for herself and Alex. She gushed: "It's all moving really quickly but it feels really natural. I love him and he's beautiful."

Sounds like these two are well and truly loved-up, right? Oh, we do love a happy ending...

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