Love Island's Davide and Jacques knew each other before the villa – as old messages between them emerge | The Sun

LOVE Island's Davide Sanclimenti and Jacques O'Neill knew one another outside the villa, old messages between the pair have proved.

The rugby ace – who is Gemma Owen's ex – commented on a picture the Italian stallion shared online in January 2021.

Davide posted a shot of him working out with a pal, with Jacques replying cheekily: "You boys need to start training 🐷."

The post dates back 73 weeks – before even last year's series of Love Island aired.

The Italian businessman is seen replying: "More gym and less parties I guess 🤣🤣😘."

Jacques responded: "More gym keep the amount of parties the same 🤪😂."

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Davide joined the Love Island villa first, coupling up briefly with Gemma, before Jacques arrived as a surprise bombshell days later.

But that point she had moved onto Luca Bish with Davide going on to form a difficult partnership with Ekin-Su.

Though Davide and Jacques are not thought to be friends, they clearly crossed paths online, where they each posted pictures of their athletic achievements.

Neither has been seen acknowledging knowing the other from outside the villa on screen.

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However, they are close – with Jacques comforting Davide in the wake of Ekin-Su, who he was coupled up with, sneaking off to kiss new boy Jay Younger.

He invited him to come and sit beside him, putting a protective arm around the hunk saying: "Come and sit here, lad."

One fan, who saw the old messages between him and Davide, wrote: "This is wild lol, wouldn’t this be around the time Jacques/Gemma were together or just broken up? Which makes Davide picking her even more wild 😂."

Another insisted it was no surprise they were aware of one another writing: "Good looking people tend to hang out together.

"I remember Adam and Elle Brown being friends before the show. Joanna and Molly-Mae also knew each other before the show and probably lots of other instances."

The Sun has contacted a rep for Love Island broadcaster ITV.

Davide may find himself in the firing line when the hit series returns to ITV2 at 9pm tonight after a night off.

He is among the Islanders at risk from being dumped during a recoupling where the girls get to choose – with newbie Danica Taylor the first to decide.

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