Where are they now? Catch up with ‘Love Island USA’ season 2 contestants
With so many dating shows coming to our screens, it’s easy to forget about couples we once rooted for. But there’s nothing better than finding out if your favorite couples are still together after filming. However, Love Island U.S.A. season 2 reminds us that love is definitely challenging. Let’s see who’s still together after filming!
Justine Ndiba & Caleb Corprew
They might have been couple goals back in the villa when they won Love Island U.S.A. season 2, but this cute couple actually called it quits pretty quickly after filming.
It’s not what you think – there’s actually no bad blood between the costars. In fact, in the beginning of their hot romance, Justine Ndiba & Caleb Corprew told Metro (UK) they would be taking their relationship slow outside of the show.
But in January 2021, Ndiba announced their breakup on Instagram: “It’s truly a strange feeling to be typing this out but I understand my reality is now having to share some aspects of my life with you all regardless of how private I’d like to remain at times.”
Justine Ndiba bravely confessed: “This is extremely difficult for me to express but out of respect for those of you who supported me, and rode for me, I want you to know that Caleb and I are no longer together.”
The Love Island U.S.A season 2 winners also asked her fans for privacy during this time so they both can heal. Luckily, the pair are still following each other on social media, so it doesn’t seem all bad. We hope.
Cely Vazquez & Johnny Middlebrooks
After such a steamy romance back in the Love Island villa, the couple who placed second on Love Island U.S.A. were thriving without the cameras for quite a while.
According to Digital Spy, Cely Vazquez confirmed her relationship with Johnny Middlebrooks was still thriving during the pandemic. She told her fans: “Y’all long distance sucks lol but Johnny boy and I made each other R&B playlists to listen to and it’s been getting me through the separation anxiety.”
As incredible as a R&B playlist may have sounded, on January 9th, the couple called it quits. Vazquez thanked her fans and tweeted: “Because you’ve all been such a close part of our relationship, I wanted to share with you that Johnny and I are no longer together.” Say it isn’t true, Johnny! 😢
Johnny Middlebooks wrote on Instagram: “Thank you so much everything. I’m appreciative of the time we spent together on this unforgettable journey. I will forever cherish the fun we had, the laughs we shared, and the memories we created.”
Moira Tumas & Calvin Cobb
Remember the third place couple Moira Tumas & Calvin Cobb? Well unfortunately, the distance came between the pair after their trip to Las Vegas. And though we don’t know what else happened in Las Vegas, we can only hope that the duo are still in touch.
Tumas explained to People: After the show (Love Island U.S.A.) when we left Las Vegas and went back to the real world, our plan was to take it day by day. I really wanted to try and make our ‘situationship’ work.”
Moira Tumas added that the pair were just “too busy” to make it work, and the distance was definitely a killer. “I was sad about it of course, because I thought we might be able to make something happen, but we just had to make a realistic decision and move forward.” Another one bites the dust. . . 💔
Laurel Goldman & Carrington Rodriguez
So here’s the story. . . it looks like season 2 of Love Island U.S.A. might’ve been great for Laurel Goldman & Carrington Rodriguez, but did this TV couple know what a regular romance would look like? According to Metro, the duo have stopped following each other on Instagram after a few months. Ouch.
Carrignton Rodriguez told Johnny Middlebrooks in an Instagram live video: “We were talking, right? We weren’t boyfriend and girlfriend. And that’s fine, we knew each other for two and a half weeks out of the show. We gave it an honest effort and it didn’t work.”
Luckily, the Love Island U.S.A. star quickly told his Instagram followers that despite what everyone is saying about their split, Rodriguez still supports Laurel Goldman “in every way”.
Connor Trott & Mackenzie Dipman
It might have been five weeks ago when Mackenzie Dipman was posting appreciation posts for her Love Island U.S.A. season 2 costar Connor Trott, but to remind fans about this couple, their romance actually went south when they went to Casa Amor.
As Digital Spy noted, Trott & Dipman had quite a rocky time when Lauren came to the Love Island Villa. In fact, Connor went on a date with Lauren which shocked fans and Mackenzie. Not to worry, Connor soon went straight back to Mackenzie with facetime and a blossoming relationship. So love does exist?
Hold your horses folks, because it looks like Mackenzie just announced on Saturday, that she & Connor have broken up. As People noted, the couple stated: “Some of you have been wondering about us and our relationship, so we want to help you to understand where we are right now. We are both young and in the early stages of our careers, and sadly those careers are keeping us in two different places. One of us is in Pittsburgh and the other is in Tucson, and neither one of us will be able to move anytime in the near future.”
The news isn’t all bad as the former couple added: “P.S. Connor & Gus have already started planning their next boys weekend.”
Do you think the pandemic killed Love Island U.S.A. season 2’s relationships? Let us know in the comments below.