A conspiracy theory, you say?
In the past three weeks, not one but THREE couples from the last season of Love Island have split up.
Megan and Wes were first to go after some serious Dancing On Ice Drama, Josh and Kaz were next, and just this week, Adam and Zara called it quits (just after he had a drink thrown in his face defending her honour, too).
Unsurprisingly, fans have been left wondering if love is real at all. Some are even speculating on if this string of breakups is more than just a coincidence.
A Love Island conspiracy theory, you say? Tell us more.
A number of Twitter users have suggested that the coupled-up Islanders were contracted to stay in their relationships for six months after they leave the show:
Are the Love Island contestants in a contract that they may remain in a couple for 6 months after the show ends? 🤔 V sus that they’re all breaking up recently
— Louise Corbally (@lcsbeauty1) February 11, 2019
Do the Love Island contestants who leave in “a real” couple have to sign a contract to stay together so long before they can split 🤔😂
— Ashleigh Morgan (@Ashleeighmorgan) February 11, 2019
Anyone noticed the love island couples are all splitting up in the order they finished in the series?😂 all after about 6 months .. defo a contract saying they have to stay together or something .. jack and dani next
— Darren Ballard (@helloimdarren_) February 12, 2019
It’s deffo reached the stage in the Love Island contract where the couples don’t have to pretend to be real anymore… 3 breakups in a week ahahahah soooo so fake
— hannah (@HannahFradley) February 7, 2019
Now, there are definitely some holes in this theory – four couples split last year – but there may well be an incentive for couples to stay together for a certain period of time. More lucrative teeth whitening sponsorships, perhaps?
When contacted by Cosmopolitan about the rumours, an ITV spokesperson vehemently denied that there were any ‘relationship contracts’ going on: “This is absolutely not true.”
Winners Jack and Dani are the only Love Island 2018 couple left standing… for now. If they make it past this month, we’ll know if it’s the real deal.