Love Island’s Tayla & Grant; Johnny Depp; Jonathan Rhys Meyers
The reality stars waste no time taking the next step
STILL COMING TO TERMS WITH taking out the inaugural season of Love Island Australia, winning couple Grant Crapp and Tayla Damir were almost lost for words when they spoke to WHO on July 5. “We were so shocked,” says Tayla. “Even when [show host] Sophie [Monk] announced it, I thought she might have stuffed up. I thought, “What? This isn’t supposed to happen.”
Her new boyfriend, Grant—he popped the relationship question on the show with a commitment ring—agrees. “Me and Tayla didn’t speak about winning once,” says the electrician from Canberra. “We weren’t even sure if we were going to make the Top 3.”
Having won the title of Australia’s favourite couple and the $50,000 cheque that goes with it, the pair are getting ready for phase two of their relationship. “We’re going to head to Sydney, where we are going to start our next chapter,” says radio announcer Tayla, originally from Perth. “That’s where we will be living and finding a new place.”
As for why she thinks it’s not too soon to make the move: “He always has my back and he showed that in the villa,” says Tayla. “I could make him the worst coffee in the world and he would still make it seem like I’d done the most amazing thing.” “Everyday with Tayla is just a fairytale,” concurs Grant. “I fall more and more in love with her.” But is marriage the next step? “We’re 21 and 22!” says Tayla. “We’re very young still. But you never know, there may be a Mrs Crapp one day.” •
“Watching back our highlights reel, I was like, ‘Oh My God, we’re disgusting!’ ”says Tayla (with Grant at the finale). “We kiss 24/7! What’s wrong with us?”
“Once I signed up for the show, we ended up finishing things,” says Grant, here in a photo from his Instagram, said to be of Lucy Cartwright.