Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling’s relationship timelines – from the first date to their Love Island takeover


LAURA Whitmore and Iain Stirling are more loved up then ever and are married now with a baby.

They are known for their work on Love Island, but when they are not busy hosting the show, they enjoy a cozy homelife together.

Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling are now married

How their romance began

Laura and Iain met in 2016 but things did not turn romantic until the following summer.

In July 2017 HOAR Online exclusively revealed that Iain found love with Laura after meeting her at an ITV party.

The pair were both hanging out with mutual friends and struck up a connection.

Since then, they have famously kept their relationship out of the spotlight.

Going public

After months of staying coy about the romance, Laura confirmed the romance in August 2017.

She said: “Yeah he’s my boyfriend. He’s lovely. I’ve got him as my screensaver. I’ve known him for ages.”

And Iain opened up in March 2018, saying: “I’ve got someone who’s like me, but much, much better.

“And Laura’s got someone who’s like her, but much worse.  I’ve done well out of it, but I’m dead happy because she’s lovely and stuff.”

And the pair slowly started sharing posts together on social media as their relationship progressed.

Home, sweet home

In June 2018 it was revealed that the couple are planning to move in together.

A source said: “Because of their busy jobs they don’t get to spend a lot of time together but this will mean they will see a lot more of each other.

“They are very steady as a couple and it is the natural next step.”

In December 2018, Laura shared a rare photo of the couple together as they settled into their new home.

They have an elegant two-room lounge containing shelves of books, ornaments, framed photos and even a miniature globe.

Travelling together

The happy duo jetted off to New York together in September 2017, before they enjoyed a break to the States in May 2019.

Not only did they get to spend time together before Iain had to jet off to Majorca for filming – but they also celebrated Laura’s 34th birthday.

First they went to Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando, then they popped into the stunning Versace Mansion, the one-time home of murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace.

The pair also dropped in at a wedding in sun-drenched Lake Nona, posting a picture of them together with the happy couple locked outside.

Back in October the couple went on the holiday of a lifetime when they travelled from the west to the east coast of America.

Iain shared a super sweet selfie from the road – but explained why he had posted the rare image.

He wrote: “Last night I went to a winery in California and didn’t drink so I could drive Laura home afterwards.

“I am posting this picture in memory of the biggest sacrifice I will ever make for another person for the rest of my life.”

Love Island

Laura and Iain started working on Love Island together back in 2020.

Although she took over the role of host under sad circumstances, fans have welcomed her into the villa.

When Laura was first appointed the role she told fans at the time: “Above all, I am a massive fan of this show. I’ve never been to a Love Island villa, and I can’t wait to get in there to meet all the new Islanders looking for love.

“The Love Island team are the best in the business… including the voice and heart of the show, Iain. He thought he was getting a holiday away from me… not a chance!”

Wedding bells

Laura and Iain secretly got married in Dublin in November 2020.

They tied the knot in a Humanist ceremony at Dublin’s City Hall.

They married in front of 25 guests – the maximum allowed under Ireland’s lockdown rules at the time – with Laura’s half-brother Adam and Iain’s sister Kirsten as witnesses.

Baby news

The happy couple welcomed their little one in March 2021.

They shared a picture of the youngster in April 2021.

Laura captioned the image: “Thanks for all the kind messages at this time.

“We are in love.”

It was later revealed they Laura had given birth to a baby girl called Stevie.