They talked about getting to know each other’s families and places of origin while spending the summer together at the Love Island villa.
And Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti have made their dream come true in a first look at their new fly-on-the-wall series, Ekin-Su and Davide: Homecomings.
The ITV2 series sees the reality star couple visit each other’s family in their home countries while experiencing the culture of their partner’s hometown.
Back on our screens! Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti have made their dream come true in a first look at their new series of flies on the wall, Ekin-Su and Davide: Homecomings
During their trip, the couple enjoy a Turkish bath and learn family recipes from Ekin-Su’s grandmother while Davide drives them around in a car.
Speaking about the experience, Davide said: ‘Well, I loved the Turkish bath experience. It’s very hot in there and you have a massage afterwards.
‘I felt relaxed after that and would recommend it to everyone. We also had a lovely romantic dinner in Italy and it reminded us of our last date at Love Island Villa with lovely candles and lights.
Ekin-Su said, ‘Yeah, I loved that quote too! I would suggest going to the countryside in Italy. I fell in love with Davide’s hometown because I want to live in the country one day, it would be so relaxing. I would love to grow my own fruits and vegetables. I would also have my own wine bar.
Ekin-Su and Davide look as enamored as they did in the villa as they head to Verona, Italy, where they visited Juliette’s balcony from Shakespeare’s tragic play.
They also go on a candlelight date during one episode, which they admit reminded them of their last date at the Love Island villa.
On the Road Again: The ITV2 series sees the reality star couple visit each other’s family in their home countries while experiencing the culture of their partner’s hometown.
Hold on tight! In addition to driving them around Italy in a Fiat 500, Davide also took Ekin-Su for a moped ride through the countryside in a teaser snapshot.
Smitten: The couple looked lovingly into each other’s eyes.
In addition to driving them around Italy in a Fiat 500, Davide also took Ekin-Su for a moped ride through the countryside in a teaser.
The first images reveal that Ekin-Su and Davide met with his brother Arda, his grandmother and Davide’s grandparents.
Speaking about the experience they had, Ekin-Su revealed, “I was so excited to meet all of Davide’s family, as well as explore and learn more about Davide’s culture.
“I was so excited to go on the road trip because we talked about it at the Villa and it’s surreal that it actually happened! I was also looking forward to having Davide drive us.’
Squeaky clean: During their trip, the couple enjoy a Turkish bath and learn family recipes from Ekin-Su’s grandmother while Davide drove them around in a car.
Cheese! They appeared very animated on the trip.
Kiss Kiss! The couple did not hide their affection on the trip
Fair Verona: Ekin-Su and Davide look as loved up as they were in the villa as they head to Verona, Italy, where they visited Juliette’s balcony from Shakespeare’s tragic play.
Meeting the family! Ekin-Su and Davide spent time with each other’s families.
Meanwhile, Davide reflected: “I really wanted to meet Ekin’s parents and all his family in Turkey and also hoped he would meet my family in Italy.”
“I always said at the Villa that I was looking forward to bringing Ekin-Su to Italy, so I was very excited to finally bring her to my country, show her around and take her out to eat some good Italian food.” We had such a good time together.
They were also asked how it felt to come home with the other by their side for the first time.
Fitting well! Davide wore a traditional Turkish dress
Special: They shared a moment with Ekin-Su’s grandmother
Davide said: “It was surreal at first because I didn’t expect to go into Villa and then fall in love and bring the person I love to my hometown.”
“But at the same time, I was very excited and I really enjoyed all those special moments. I will appreciate them.’
Ekin-Su admitted she had her own “pinch me” moments, saying: “It felt too good to be true, I kept thinking how are you here in Turkey with my grandmother.” Honestly, he was amazing.
Smile: And they posed together for many snapshots.
Despite the new dynamic, however, Ekin-Su admitted that she didn’t feel nervous or “out of her comfort zone” at any point on the trip.
She said: ‘I didn’t feel out of my comfort zone at all. I was very excited the whole way on both trips. There was something new and exciting to look forward to every day. Davide planned some amazing surprises for both of them.
Davide added: ‘Ekin thought camping might be out of my comfort zone. I went camping when I was younger and so did Ekin and when we were camping together, we realized that we both loved it.
‘I love that Ekin enjoys simple things and the outdoors, that’s really nice.’
Grandma’s boy! Davide shared a tender moment with his grandmother
Sweet: The couple held hands as they strolled through one of the villages
What do you think? They picked up some trinkets from the local gift shop.
Ekin-Su joked: “Yeah, I didn’t know at first what Davide’s expectations were going to be and I wasn’t sure if he would like to camp.”
We heard there were bears and pigs near us! He kept saying, baby, let’s go into a caravan and stay in a camp. How interesting!’
They even tried to learn each other’s languages, as Ekin-Su admitted that she kept saying ‘Ciao Bella’ to everyone while in Italy.
Aw: They also have a candlelight date during one episode, which they admit reminded them of their last date at the Love Island villa.
In love: Davide looked lovely in Ekin-Su across the table
During the series, they venture on an eight-hour road trip in a caravan to the village of Odemis, Ekin-Su’s family.
Ekin-Su said: “They say that road trips bring you closer and when we were in the caravan, I was very grateful to Davide for taking us all the time.”
‘It was very good. We had so many amazing conversations while we were driving. We also sang a lot and played some spy games. We had a lot of fun playing!
Health! The couple enjoyed good food from both countries.
Siblings: Early footage reveals that Ekin-Su and Davide met up with their brother Arda, their grandmother, and Davide’s grandparents.
When asked if they had any advice for people who have never been in a caravan, Ekin-Su said: “Bring lots of food and make sure you have an awesome playlist.” Music is important. Also make sure you have enough gas!
Davide added: ‘Yes, we love music. A good playlist is essential.
Speaking about her nerves before meeting her in-laws, Ekin-Su said: ‘I wasn’t really. He was a little nervous about meeting Davide’s dad because he didn’t know him yet, but he loved his dad.
Pretty! Davide shared a sweet fist bump with Ekin-Su’s grandma
“I had already met his mother and sister and before going to Italy, he always talked to his mother and sister on WhatsApp.
Davide insisted: ‘I wasn’t really nervous. He really loved Ekin’s grandmother because we got along very well, especially when we cooked together. My mom said that Ekin was a very good cook when they cooked together.’
Ekin Su & Davide Homecomings airs on ITV2 at 9pm on Monday 28 November and Tuesday 29 November 2022.
Like! Ekin-Su’s grandmother taught her the ropes in the kitchen.