Kem Cetinay is one of the most famous stars to come out of Love Island – and his life is drastically different now.
Back in 2017, the cheeky Essex chap from Romford fell head over heels for West End performer Amber Davies and they stormed to victory on the ITV2 series.
However, just five months after winning the show, the couple split up due to “difficult schedules”.
At the time, they said: “With sadness, we’ve decided to separate.
“We fell in love in the villa and want to thank all the fans of the show for supporting us. Our schedules made it difficult,” they added. “We’ll remain good friends.”
Following the couple’s separation, Kem went on document his potential as a global TV star with a string of on-screen appearances, helping amount to his whopping fortune of approximately £1.5m.
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The 26-year-old steered away from romance after the show as the brunette hunk went on to have major stints in television, helping amount to his whopping fortune today.
From appearances on Weakest Link, Celebrity MasterChef and even Hunted – there’s few places you haven’t seen him.
The Essex chap even competed in Dancing On Ice, where he finished in an impressive fourth place with dance partner Alex Murphy.
Kem has dabbled in a huge variety of television – even starring alongside other celebrity co-stars to help mould his career into major success.
After leaving Love Island, he was appointed the co-host of the official Love Island podcast “Love Island: The Morning After” with Arielle Free – since 2018.
More recently, he fronted a new show with series five Love Island Amber Gill, focusing on mental health as they tackled taboo subjects about wellbeing.
Whilst most of Kem’s work is on-screen, he keeps his romantic life notoriously private – having only had one romance in the public eye after separating from his ex-Love Island winner.
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After the show, he eventually fell into a relationship with law student Lexi Hyzler.
The pair dated for approximately two years before they separated after lockdown made it difficult to see each other.
Swaying away from television and romance, Kem proudly calls himself a restaurant owner after launching his own eatery in Essex.
Array Bar and Restaurant is located in Harold Wood and has received glittering reviews from diners – landing an incredible 4/5 stars by happy customers on Google.
He teamed up with Shish owner Nadir Gul to launch the complex in July 2021.
At the time, Kem released several photos on Instagram and wrote: “The last 2 years and what we went through all lead up to yesterday, which for me was the biggest accomplishment of my life.
“I’m so so proud of myself and my right-hand man Nadir for never giving up,” he added.
Ahead of his days as a millionaire mogul – who originally launched his on-screen success on Love Island – Kem worked as a hairdresser in Essex.
He was best recognised on the ITV dating show as the designated hairdresser, which helped launched a jaw-dropping deal with a major fashion retailer.
In November 2021, the Daily Mail revealed that Kem had signed a seven-figure deal with major fashion retailer Primark to front his own grooming range.
The news came that the reality TV star wanted to reinvent himself following his stint on Love Island.
He said: “‘A lot of my projects in the past have been collaborations but this is the first time I’ve gone into business with a company.
“‘It takes a lot more time, discussions, and pressure because you’re a partner in what you’re doing.
“It is quite scary because you’re dealing with a huge corporate company. It’s a huge step for me.
“‘I have been working with Primark for three years now and Kem Cuts is something I have been trying to build up since I left Love Island,” he added.
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In early June, Kem announced that his Primark range had landed in store across the UK, saying the collaboration was a “dream come true”.
“Finally my Grooming collection KemCuts has launched in Primark stores globally and to celebrate we set up a pop up shop for people to try the products,” he wrote in an Instagram post.
“Hair, beard, skin (CBD) – I have been working on the formulas for nearly 3 years now.
He added: “I’m so proud to see it all come together” aside a shooting star and red heart emoji.
The former Love Island contestant will take his sporting skills onto the pitch this Saturday to compete in Soccer Aid.
Kem will join the likes of Usain Bolt, Liam Payne, Chunkz, and Damian Lewis for the annual charity match
Soccer Aid takes place on Sunday, June 12 – it will be broadcast live on ITV with kick-off at 7.30pm.