LOVE Island 2017 winner Kem Cetinay has gone public with new girlfriend Alexandra Hyzler, nearly 18 months after he split from Amber Davies.
Kem and Lexi, who is originally from Malta, have been dating for several months but went Instagram official to celebrate the new year.
Kem and Lexi met on holiday in mid-2019
An insider close to Kem revealed that he had taken his time after the whirlwind success of his time on Love Island and then the split with Amber, 132 days after they won the series by a landslide.
The source said: “Kem took his time with dating after Love Island but now he couldn’t be happier.”
“Things couldn’t be better for Kem at the moment. It was important for Kem not to rush into anything after Love Island, but things felt natural with Lexi.”
It is thought the pair met while on holiday in mid-2019 and became serious several months ago.
Kem has been focusing on his career since leaving the ITV2 show
But the 23-year-old is now focusing on his love life
He and Amber split months after winning Love Island
Kem’s mother, with whom he is close “adores” Lexi, the insider told the Mail Online.
The 23-year-old split from Amber months after returning to the UK, with the pair confirming the news in a statement which read: With sadness, weve decided to separate. Our schedules made it difficult.
“Well remain good friends.
Amber later admitted that their split left them both “upset” but that “when we came out of the villa our lives became so busy and we just didnt make time for each other”.
Kem and Amber began dating on the show but they were unable to make it work outside the villa
The pair won the 2017 show by a landslide
The relationship is easily lost if you dont work at it. It was a mutual decision to split,” she told new! magazine.
The pair, however, have not stayed friends, with Amber revealing they are too different to stay in touch.
The 22-year-old West End star said: “We don’t see each other. We don’t speak. It’s like we live two completely different lives. I wish him well, but I don’t know him as a person.
“People grow up, don’t they? We were so young when we met and I think now we’re two very different humans who don’t know each other at all, which is obviously sad. It’s part of life and I accept it. But I always wish him well.”