Alex Bowen has detailed the impromptu moment he told his now-wife Olivia he loved her for the first time in the Love Island villa.
The couple, who are expecting their first child together, met on the second season of Love Island in 2016 and later married in 2018, and it was during the show’s final that Alex told Olivia, 28, he loved her only for her not to hear.
Speaking on their Double Dating with Olivia and Alex podcast, Alex, 30, said: ‘It’s the Love Island final, I didn’t even expect to get there, and I was a bit nervous because it was actually live TV and then we are all getting ready, putting our mics on, and I took my mic off because it had a bit of a problem and I didn’t have a mic on.
Surprise! Alex Bowen, 30, has detailed the impromptu moment he told his now-wife Olivia, 28, he loved her for the first time in the Love Island villa
‘I gave her a little hug and I was so nervous and I just went, “I love you.” And she didn’t hear me!
‘As soon as I said it, I was like, “What did I just say?” Honestly I never thought I’d even say it and I went, “What the hell did I just say?’ and Liv went, “what?”, and I said, “Nothing”.
‘And then about a month later, we went to Shish in Essex for some food and she went, “Can I tell you something?” and went, “I love you.”‘
Looking back: The couple, who are expecting their first child together, met on the second season of Love Island in 2016 and later married in 2018
Olivia went on to explain that she was nervous to open up to Alex because she didn’t want to be hurt in the same way as she had been in the past.
She explained: ‘I was so scared because I’d been heartbroken before and treated like c**p so for me to tell him I loved him, I knew it for so long, but for me to actually say was so nerve racking. So when I found out he said it first!
‘We was drunk and he went, “I’ve got something to tell you.”‘
Bold words? It was during the show’s final that Alex told Olivia he loved her, but he quickly realised she hadn’t heard him
Olivia beamed as she showed off her blossoming baby bump in a slew of sizzling Instagram snaps on Wednesday.
She looked radiant in a vibrant Missy Empire figure-hugging mini dress as she placed her hand on her bump.
The television personality has admitted she is struggling to come to terms with the fact she will soon be a mother as she counts down to the birth of her first child.
Sweet: ‘I gave her a little hug and I was so nervous and I just went, “I love you.” And she didn’t hear me!’, said Alex on the Double Dating with Olivia and Alex podcast
She is expecting a baby in June with husband Alex but the ‘headstrong’ star has admitted she is ‘mourning the person I’m leaving behind’ as she enters her third trimester.
Speaking to the Mirror Online, the reality star said she was beginning to realise how her ‘life is going to change quite dramatically’.
‘I think it is realising your life is going to change quite dramatically and I’m sort of mourning the person that you’re leaving behind a little bit,’ Olivia explained.
‘That’s how it feels to me. I’m going into this new life and mourning the girl I was before. It is just a strange feeling, it’s not a horrible feeling. It is quite overwhelming.’
Looking good: Olivia showed off her blossoming baby bump in a sizzling Instagram snap on Wednesday
Admitting she is ‘a headstrong person,’ she added that ‘it’s just been quite hard to get my head around not being able to do what I usually do.’
‘I like to go out and do what I want but obviously you have to be in mind that you have a little baby in there that is reliant on you so you do have to stop doing certain things.’
Olivia announced her pregnancy on New Year’s Day and showed a series of instant photos and a pair of booties alongside the caption: ‘Happy New… Baby Bowen’ as she announced their pregnancy.
Alex then shared the same post and penned: ‘This year we get to meet Baby Bowen’.
Congratulations! Olivia announced her pregnancy on New Year’s Day and showed a series of instant photos and a pair of booties