They have had quite the Love Island journey.
And Chloe Burrows, 25, and Toby Aromolaran, 22, were overcome with emotion during this series’ penultimate instalment on Sunday when their loved ones entered the villa.
The semi-professional footballer cried for the first time during the series when his mum and sister walked in to surprise him, but in line with social distancing measures, they were not allowed to hug.
Emotions running high: Love Island fans got their heart strings pulled on Sunday as Toby cried for the first time in the villa
During his chat with his family, Toby’s mum began to cry as she said: ‘I’ve missed you so much!’
And the budding Essex reality star also became emotional as he replied: ‘No, stop! Mum, stop! I haven’t cried once here and now I’m crying!’
Toby’s mum did not hold back from gushing about his romance with marketing executive Chloe, as she and Toby’s sister both gave the relationship their seal of approval.
Surprise! The semi-professional footballer cried for the first time during the series when his mum and sister walked in to surprise him, but in line with social distancing measures, they were not allowed to hug
We approve! Toby’s mum did not hold back from gushing about his romance with marketing executive Chloe, as she and Toby’s sister both gave the relationship their seal of approval
Toby’s mum continued: ‘You’re besotted with Chloe, you are besotted with her. You are cute, you’re very cute together.’
While his sister added: ‘I love her. I’ve loved her since before you two were even together,’, to which Toby replied: ‘It’s a big, big opinion because I care about you guys’ opinion.’
His mum replied: ‘I know you do, but we care more for you that you’ve found the right one.’
Sweet: Toby’s mum believes that her son has found ‘the right one’ whilst his sister added that ‘she loved [Chloe]’
Meanwhile, Chloe’s lookalike sister teased her by saying: ‘How much sex do you need to have?’, leaving her laughing – and slightly red-faced.
Chloe, like Toby, was overcome with emotion when her mum and sister entered the villa and described the reunion as ‘one of the best days.’
Her mum praised: ‘Darling, you have been fantastic.’
Embarrassing her sibling! Meanwhile, Chloe’s lookalike sister teased her by saying: ‘How much sex do you need to have?’, leaving her laughing – and slightly red-faced
Love Island viewers showed their support for the couple via Twitter, with one writing: ‘WHY AM I CRYING SO HARD AT TOBY AND CHLOE I LOVE EM’.
Another tweeted that Toby was ‘pulling on their heart strings’, with an avid fan commenting on how much he’s ‘grown’.
‘I wanna give [Toby] a hug. he’s grown up so much much, i’m so proud of him?’ a further tweet read.
Appreciation: Love Island viewers showed their support for the couple via Twitter
The pair enjoyed their final Alice in Wonderland themed date earlier in the episode.
Toby proposed a toast saying: ‘Cheers to our first one-on-one date outside the Villa but the start of….’
Chloe butted in to jokingly say: ‘All the dates you’re paying for!’
She then went on to say: ‘It’s been a new man, new Tobes, Tobes 2.0!’
The couple, who were together in the first few weeks of the show, have had their ups and downs as a partnership.
Toby decided to call it a day on the coupling to pursue things with Abigail Rawlings, and then recoupled with Mary Bedford in Casa Amor before going full circle back to Chloe.
Quality time: The pair enjoyed their final Alice in Wonderland themed date earlier in the episode
Toby, referring to this rollercoaster, says: ‘I just feel like anything else to come outside the Villa is like a piece of cake.’
Chloe says: ‘I’ve never had something like this before… I can always be myself, I’m secure and comfortable. It’s the best thing ever.’
Chloe and Toby were not the only couple to get a surprise from their families, as the other remaining couples – Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank, both 26, Millie Court, 24, and Liam Reardon 22, and Faye Winter and Teddy Soares, both 26, – also received a visit from their loved ones ahead of Monday’s live final.
The Love Island final will air Monday 23 August at 9pm on ITV2.
Final gang: Chloe and Toby were not the only couple to get a surprise from their families, as the other remaining couples – Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank, both 26, Millie Court, 24, and Liam Reardon 22, and Faye Winter and Teddy Soares, both 26, – also received a visit from their loved ones ahead of Monday’s live final
LOVE ISLAND 2021: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Sharon Gaffka
Occupation: Civil Servant – Operations Lead for Department of Transport
Who is their type on paper? ‘I tend to date someone who is taller than me, even though my last long-term partner, he was actually someone who was shorter than me.
‘I’m quite an intellectual person so I want someone who can kind of match that.’
Name: Aaron Francis
Occupation: Luxury Events Host
Who is their type on paper? ‘I need someone that is passionate about what they are doing – from scientist to anything – you can tell when someone is speaking about something and they are actually smiling while they are talking. I love that.
‘I don’t like when people are doing a job just to make money and then they kind of just live for the weekend. Especially because I work on the weekends.’
Name: Liberty Poole
Occupation: Nando’s Waitress and Marketing Student
Who is their type on paper? ‘So I like tall, alpha male, confident, a cheeky chappy sort of guy.
‘But obviously that’s always usually combined with player types, which is where I go wrong. So I am trying to change my ways and go for more of a nicer guy that is going to treat me right.’
Name: Hugo Hammond
Occupation: PE Teacher
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’ve been single for a while now. With the current climate, it’s been really hard to get back into dating.
‘I saw it as an opportunity to have an amazing fun summer and put myself back out there.’
Name: Liam Reardon
Are you competitive? ‘I am competitive to a certain extent. I’m not over the top. It’s always nice being a winner. If I’m in competition for a female, I want to try my best, but I won’t go too far out of my way. If she liked you that much she wouldn’t have to make a choice.’
Name: Jake Cornish
Occupation: Water Engineer
Who is their type on paper? ‘Looks wise, always gone for blondes. But for me, the main thing is having respect and having good fun, and someone who will be loyal to you…
‘I’ve had messages from girls that have got boyfriends and husbands. This is why I don’t trust anyone. Someone who is loyal really. But when I’m single, I like having a good time!’
Name: Kaz Kamwi
Occupation: Fashion Blogger
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like meeting new people, I’m ready to be in a relationship. Why not be in a place where people are looking for the same things as me?’
Name: Chloe Burrows
Occupation: Financial Services Marketing Executive
Who is their type on paper? ‘I like a good build. I go to the gym. I want someone who is funny. Really funny and caring and will do nice little things for you.’
Name: Faye Winter
Occupation: Letting Manager
What is her type on paper? ‘Someone that will put me in my place. Someone that makes me laugh. But also someone that takes my banter. I’m like a five-year-old in a playground, if I like you, I will make a mockery of you and laugh and joke. That is my really terrible flirting skills. I need someone who can take that.’
Name: Rachel Finni
Occupation: Luxury travel specialist
Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve scraped the bottom of the dirtiest barrels, that’s how I describe my dating life. So I thought “why not? Let’s apply. If it happens, it happens”.’
Name: Lucinda Strafford
Occupation: Online fashion boutique owner
Which boy do you have your eye on? I really fancy Brad. And then possibly Liam. But obviously I’m open to getting to know any of the other boys.
AJ (Andrea-Jane) Bunker
Name: AJ (Andrea-Jane) Bunker
Occupation: Hair extension technician
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve had the worst luck with men. I feel like this is the one thing I haven’t tried. I thought why not? Let’s give it a go.’
Name: Georgia Townend
Occupation: Marketing executive
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve been single for a really long time. Five years. I haven’t done the maths but it’s at least that. I feel like I’ve exhausted all the other options on how to meet people.’
Name: Mary Bedford
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I have the worst luck, ever, with boys. Genuinely the worst ever. I always get dragged into the same circle of boys. So I was like, I need to go in another direction.’
Name: Kaila Troy
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘Real life dating has not been doing me any favours at all. I’ve had it.’
Name: Matthew Macnabb
Occupation: Strategic Marketing Consultant
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I feel like I’m pretty chilled and very adventurous. I’m very laid-back in the sense I like to laugh and I don’t care too much about what people think.’
Name: Amy Day
Why have you signed up for Love Island: I’m clearly not very good at dating myself. I’m looking forward to the experience and the potential of finding someone I might not have met.
Name: Lillie Haynes
From: South Shields
Occupation: Trainee accountant
Who have you got your eye on in the villa? I’ve definitely got my eye on Jake. He’s 100% the type of boy I would go for at home. It’s too good of a match not to just go for. Liam is definitely a dark horse for me, he’s like James Bond when you look at him, absolutely gorgeous. So he could be a very close second.
Name: Jack Barlow
From: East Sussex
Occupation: Racing driver/coach
Who have you got your eye on in the villa? I’m very much a connection type of person so I’ll be able to tell more in person. From what I’ve seen and going off their energy, Chloe has been top of my list. It’s been nice to see her be herself and not care what anyone thinks. I think she’ll be a lot of fun.
Name: Aaron Simpson
What is it like dating as a footballer? Does it make things easier or does it stand in the way? A lot of people have an assumption of me as being a typical player, but I got all of that out of my system when I was younger and now I’m a lot more laid-back when it comes to dating. A lot of people would assume that I go on lots of dates but I’m actually quite picky when it comes to who I date. Sometimes it can be hard to know if someone is genuine or not. My mum is really protective over me. The approval is always needed from mumsy, for sure.
Name: Brett Staniland
Occupation: PhD student and model
Why have you signed up to Love Island? I’ve never had a serious relationship and the last 18 months has been really stagnant in terms of meeting new people and dating. Lots of my friends have settled down, had kids. I’m kind of the one that’s left back from all of that. Now is the right time.
Name: Brad McClelland
Who is their type on paper? Sommer Ray from Instagram. Zara McDermott, she’s a good-looking lass. Or Megan Fox.
Name: Toby Aromolaran
Occupation: Semi-pro footballer
How would he describe himself? ‘Optimistic. I always see the bright side in the worst situations. I’m a fun guy when I go on a night out. Responsible guy as well.’
Name: Chuggs Wallis
Occupation: Hat entrepreneur
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I just feel like it’s now or never. I’m only 23 but I’m scared of aging. Especially as half of my last year of uni was taken away and we had so many fun plans. With Covid and the pandemic, I feel like I’ve missed a year of my youth, so I’m really gagging to get it all back.’
Name: Millie Court
Occupation: Fashion buyer’s administrator
Why did you sign up for Love Island? I’ve been single for over a year now. I’m ready to find ‘The One’. I’m very spontaneous and adventurous ‘
Name: Teddy Soares
Occupation: Senior financial consultant
What girl do you have your eye on? I want to get to know all of the girls. I’m not afraid to step on toes to get the girl I want.
Name: Abigail Rawlings
Location: Bournemouth (from Beaconsfield)
Occupation: Tattoo artist
Will you stir things up? ‘Even if I didn’t go in with the intention of stirring things up, it’ll happen regardless.’
Name: Tyler Cruickshank
Occupation: Estate agent
What will you bring to the villa? ‘More energy I think. I’m a person that doesn’t take myself too seriously. I like messing about. I like jokes. I’m not just going to be there just lazing around.’
Name: Medhy Malanda
Location: Luton (originally from Belgium)
Occupation: American footballer
What girl have you got your eye on? ‘Definitely Kaz. Kaz’s personality is fiery, she’s got energy, she’s funny and she’s got a beautiful smile and she’s a nice girl in general.’
Name: Salma Naran
Occupation: Model and Influencer
Why did you sign up for Love Island? ‘I’ve never been in love. What better place to have a tunnel vision and really finding your one? ‘
Name: Harry Young
Occupation: Car Salesman
What girl have you got your eye on? ‘Kaz has always been in my top three. But once I’m in there and speaking with people, it could change.’
Name: Clarisse Juliette
Occupation: Brand owner/influencer
Who have you got you eye on in the villa? Teddy – he’s tall, confident and smooth. I don’t like horrible, cocky guys. If they are honest, that’s what I’d prefer
Name: Dale Mehmet
Will you step on toes to get who you want? It is what it is, isn’t it? I’m not a bad guy who is going to steal somebody’s girl. But if I want something then I’m going to pursue it. I would go about it all in the right way. Everybody would be well aware of what I was doing.
Name: Sam Jackson
Occupation: Maintenance engineer
Will you step on toes to get who you want? That doesn’t bother me. I’m happy to step on someone’s toes to get what I want. If that’s what I’ve got to do, I’ve got to do it. I am looking forward to meeting the boys as well, I’m a proper lads’ lad. I see myself getting on with the boys as well – it’ll be good to meet some new people and get a few bromances going!
Name: Priya Gopaldas
Occupation: Med student
Who is your celebrity crush? This is a very strange answer but Boris Johnson. I have a soft spot for him. It’s the confidence but he is a total sweetheart on the inside and that’s what I like in a boy. He’s the prime minister, very driven but then on the inside he’s a cuddly bear. I also love his blonde hair, that does it for me!