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Love Island stars Olivia Buckland and husband Alex Bowen postpone trying for a baby because of coronavirus

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Love Island stars Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen
Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen have put off trying for a baby (Picture: Instagram)

Love Island stars Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen have decided to postpone their plans to have a baby because of the coronavirus pandemic and the world being slightly scary right now.

Olivia and Alex shot to fame on the second series of Love Island that aired in 2016 and they’ve become one of the ITV2 dating show’s biggest success stories.

Not only have they stayed together since their days in the villa, but they’ve gone on to marry, are currently living in their dream home and are beginning to think about starting a family together.

Taking part in a recent Instagram Q&A, Olivia was quizzed over the couple’s plans to have children and she admitted that while she and Alex were thinking about starting to try for a baby, they’ve decided against it due to the pandemic.

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‘We were thinking about it, but then things just kind of changed, especially with lockdown still happening and the world being so sort of unknown at the moment,’ she said.

‘I’ve put it off and I’ve also still got to go to New York for two months so,’ Olivia revealed, as she added alongside her video: ‘The world scares me right now, so we postponed.’

Olivia Buckland discussing having children on Instagram story
Olivia admitted she doesn’t want to be pregnant in lockdown (Picture: Instagram)
Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen on Love Island in 2016
She shot to fame on Love Island in 2016 (Picture: Rex)

Olivia explained that she’s not so sure she’d be able to handle being pregnant with Covid-19 restrictions still in place, as she continued: ‘I know what I’m like and I know I wouldn’t be good at being pregnant during lockdown, I don’t think.

‘I need my friends and family close. Hats off to all your strong ladies. I’ve also still got a job in New York for two months, which I’m excited for.’

Olivia didn’t confirm what work she has scheduled in New York, but she was due to head to the US to film for TLC show Second Chance Dresses, which she presents.

The second season is set to take place in NYC, with brides trying on pre-loved dresses in the hope of finding their perfect bridal gown for their big day.

Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen attend 25th National Television Awards
Olivia and Alex wed in 2018, two years after meeting in the villa (Picture: Rex)

Filming was halted last year due to Covid-19 and the travel restrictions that were later put in place as a safety precaution.

Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk, Olivia revealed: ‘I was meant to be going to New York for a job for two months, and I’m just enjoying the fact that I’m still home and still with Alex otherwise I would have been away.

‘Could you imagine if I got stuck there? I’m thanking my lucky stars I didn’t go there and get stuck.’

Olivia knows all too well what it’s like to search for that perfect dress, as she did the same when it came to her own wedding dress when she married Alex in September 2018.

The pair became the first Love Island couple to tie the knot, with more islanders going on to say ‘I do’ since. Jess Shears and Dom Lever married a month after Olivia and Alex in October 2018 in Mykonos, while Nathan Massey and Cara Delahoyde – who are also among the islanders who have welcomed babies – wed in 2019.

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Tom Walker, who starred on Love Island 2019 and set his sights on Maura Higgins, recently confirmed he has now married his on/off girlfriend of 10 years.

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