Doubt was thrown on Love Island’s Ron’s ability to stay faithful to Lana after he asked her to be his official girlfriend during Sunday’s episode of spin-off Aftersun.
Host Maya Jama, 28, quizzed the panel – podcast host Grace Barry, former Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson and ex Islander Indiyah Polack – on what they thought of the pair after they decided to go exclusive as a couple.
When asked if they thought they would stay together when they returned from the UK from South Africa, all three members of the panel gave a resounding: ‘No!’
Maya said: ‘On to Lana and Ron though, cuties. They seem to be in a very good place tonight. Are they the strongest couple in the villa right now?’
After the pair were written off by all three members of the panel, Grace said: ‘He’s never had a girlfriend before and he’s gone, “Love ya, babe.”… I love Lana but on the outside I feel like theyre not working.’
Questions: Doubt was thrown on Love Island’s Ron’s ability to stay faithful to Lana after he asked her to be his official girlfriend during Sunday’s episode of spin-off Aftersun (Aftersun host Maya Jama, 28, seen on the show)
To the next level: Ron asked Lana to officially be his girlfriend during Sunday’s episode of Love Island, leaving Love Island viewers very divided
Indiyah, who appeared on the show last year, insisted Ron would lose interest in the relationship when he was back in the swing of normal life, making personal appearances at nightclubs.
And fans of the show took to Twitter to agree with what they heard on Aftersun, with one person writing: ‘I’m so glad nobody at Aftersun is that interested in Lana and Ron either.’
‘LMFAO everyone on aftersun dissing Ron and Lana is so real,’ wrote someone else.’
While someone else posted: ‘I love how the panellist are not liking Ron and Lana. They know they ain’t lasting outside and they’re dry.’
Someone else shared: ‘Aftersun routing for Kai and sanam and not Ron and Lana I know that’s right.’
However, one other person wrote: ‘Watching Aftersun and it annoys me how they all slate Ron and Lana and I hope they prove them all wrong and stay together get married and have kids in the future then they can all apologise.’
Ron asked Lana to officially be his girlfriend during Sunday’s episode of Love Island, leaving Love Island viewers very divided.
Financial advisor Ron and make-up artist Lana, both 25, were seen sharing a heartwarming moment on the roof terrace of the villa as they discussed their time together.
Honest: Maya quizzed the panel – podcast host Grace Barry (left), former Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson and ex Islander Indiyah Polack (right) – on what they thought of Ron and Lana
Exclusive couple: Ron asked Lana, both 25, to officially be his girlfriend during Sunday’s episode of Love Island
Reality star Ron poured his feelings out to Lana as he said he’d never felt the way he did about her with anyone before but some fans thought the moment was a tactical move to win the show.
He told her: ‘I’ve never had a relationship or anything like that so for me it’s a massive thing. And we’ve said to each other about being exclusive, but that’s not enough for me. I want the title.
‘I want you to be my girlfriend.’
Lana excitedly responded: ‘Are you asking me right now?’
To which Ron reiterated: ‘I’m asking you, will you be my girlfriend?’
Unable to stop smiling, Lana told him, ‘Yeah!’, before the pair shared a passionate kiss.
Shouting down to the rest of the Islanders from the roof terrace, Ron declared: ‘Guys! I’ve got a Mrs.’
Fans were quick to take to Twitter to express their mixed feelings after watching the scenes.
While some people were delighted to see Ron and Lana, others were adamant they did not want to see them with the show, with some thinking the move may have been tactical.
Opinion: Fans of the show took to Twitter to agree with what they heard on Aftersun, with one person writing: ‘I’m so glad nobody at Aftersun is that interested in Lana and Ron’
Loved-up: The pair were seen sharing a heartwarming moment on the roof terrace of the villa as they discussed their time together
New union: Unable to stop smiling, Lana told him, ‘Yeah!’, before the pair shared a passionate kiss
One happy viewer wrote: ‘Actually so pleased Ron didn’t do anything too cringe and just asked Lana like a normal person.’
While someone else shared: ‘Not me smiling like a clown at my tv nahh so happy for Lana and Ron they deserve this so much. What a journey its been for them. Best couple.
‘One thing I like about Ron asking Lana he didn’t need to do some massive gesture, just them two together was enough for Lana & that says a lot,’ wrote another viewer.
While someone else posted: ‘Awww so happy for Lana and Ron …. I just knew they’d end up happy.’
One other person wrote: ‘I’m just gonna give Lana and Ron the benefit of the doubt until I’m proven otherwise.I think that’s all we can do.’
Meanwhile, an unimpressed show fan posted: ‘Ron & Lana are about to win cause Will couldn’t keep his tongue in his mouth during casa amor.’
While someone else wrote: ‘So convenient Ron smelling that finish line 50k and forcing everyone to think he really likes Lana & now being BF /GF – please I’m not convinced at all!’
‘I really like Lana but I don’t think Ron is 100% genuine. You can tell that he knows he can win with her,’ suggested another viewer.
An unimpressed viewer wrote: ‘I honestly just switch off when it comes to Ron and Lana scenes.’
Mixed opinion: While some people were delighted to see Ron and Lana, others were adamant they did not want to see them with the show
While someone else shared: ‘Literally i’m fine with anyone winning except Lana and Ron.’
Earlier in the episode Love Island viewers were left convinced Lan quietly declared her love for Ron.
The duo sat together at the fire pit before the blonde beauty seemingly whispered her true feelings.
Gushing about her reasons for wanting to stick with Ron, she admitted she has been ‘speaking her feelings out loud’.
As they gazed into each other’s eyes Lana spoke of her ‘relief’ at still being paired up with the hunk, before appearing to mutter something under her breath, with it being unclear if Ron heard.
Taking to Twitter one viewer wrote: ‘Did I just hear Lana whisper “I love you”.’
During a Beach Hut confessional, Ron said: ‘Me and Lana are staying strong, she’s falling and me too, there’s nothing better than that feeling.’
Convinced: Love Island viewers were convinced Lana declared her love for Ron earlier in the episode
Unsure? As they gazed into each others eyes Lana spoke of her ‘relief’ at still being paired up with the hunk, before appearing to mutter something under her breath
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However other viewers were less convinced with one writing: ‘Ron doesn’t love Lana man lol he loves the 50k [prize].’
And another added: ‘Ron does not love Lana this is forced.’
‘Ron is not in love with Lana let’s not do this,’ another fan insisted.
Love Island continues on ITV2 and ITVX on Monday at 9pm.
LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Tanya Manhenga
Occupation: Student and model
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’
‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’
‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’
Name: Lana Jenkins
Occupation: Makeup artist
Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.
‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’
Name: Tanyel Revan
Location: North London
Occupation: Hair stylist
Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’
‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’
‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’
Name: Olivia Hawkins
Occupation: Ring girl and actress
Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’
‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan
Name: Samie Elishi
Occupation: Senior Estate Agent Coordinator
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’m a really honest person and I have no filter. I won’t take rubbish from anyone, especially when it comes to guys!’
Name: Maxwell Samuda
Occupation: Finance Student and Restaurant Host
Who did he have his eye on in Casa Amor? Samie. She keeps it real and she seems like she’s not afraid to speak her mind.
Name: Rosie Seaford
Occupation: Industry Placement Advisor
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have a really bad phobia of frozen food, I can’t touch frozen food.’
Name: Kai Fagan
Occupation: Science and PE teacher
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’
‘I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.’
‘I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.’
Name: Ron Hall
Occupation: Financial advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye.’
‘It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.’
Name: Will Young
Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’
‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!
‘It’s a nice way to self reflect.’
Name: Shaq Muhammad
Occupation: Airport security officer
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’
‘Every time I watch Dear John I cry.
That’s my favourite film. Any time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic film’, I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’
Name: Jessie Wynter
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Something you may not know about her: She was on series two of Love Island Australia
Name: Casey O’Gorman
Occupation: Recruitment Consultant
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’m really squeamish. I once cut my hand and passed out’
Name: Sanam Harrinanan
Occupation: Social Worker
Who did she have her eye on in Casa Amor? ‘Kai is my number one. Job wise I think that we’d connect a lot and I think he’s cute!’
Name: Keanan Brand
Occupation: Professional Rugby Player
Something he would put in his dating profile: ‘I’m of Irish heritage so I’ve always got the luck of the Irish with me.’