LOVE Island star Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti revealed they broke down in tears during an emotional moment on their new ITV2 reality show.
The Turkish beauty, 28, and the Italian hunk, 27, will return to our screens for a two-part travelogue series next week.
Ekin-Su admitted that she left in floods of tears as she met Davide’s parents for the first time, while Davide confirmed that his mum and dad have given the actress their seal of approval.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Davide said: “My parents love her, they made her feel very welcome. She saw my mum and they all love Ekin-Su.”
Ekin-Su told us: “It was so emotional, I was crying when I saw Davide’s dad, that was quite emotional for me because I could see that they hadn’t really seen each other for a long time.
“He really missed Davide, the love between them, I could feel that, and it was sad.
“His dad also gave me flowers which was really sweet.”
Business owner Davide said he was close to tears to as he watched the bond between Ekin-Su and her grandmother.
He said: “Yeah, there were some tears when I saw my family in Italy and when I saw Ekin-Su meeting her parents, I felt emotional just because I saw she was happy, and I saw her mum and grandma.
“When we were in the house of your grandmother and she was speaking about Ekin when she was young and showing me pictures and I wanted to cry.”
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The soap opera star managed to impress Davide with her pancake skills in the villa and has continued to put a smile of her boyfriend’s face with her cooking.
Davide said: “My mum told me she was really good in the kitchen and basically cooked one of my favourite dishes that my mum usually does for my birthday on the 1st January, she did gnocchi.
“I just left them two in the kitchen to cook for all of us and I was outside with the parents.
“She did a really good job and my mum was impressed.”
The pair also jetted off to Turkey, where they visited Istanbul and where Ekin-Su introduced Davide to some of her acting colleagues she met while living and working as an actress in Turkey.
Ekin-Su said: “My family love Davide a lot, they said he is a lovely guy, really sweet.”
They will also venture on a eight-hour road trip in a campervan to Ekin-Su’s family village of Odemis.
As they spend a night sleeping in their motorhome, cue the drama of living in confined spaces.
The pair admitted they did have some bickering along the way, including one scene that was cut from the final edit, but admitted it was quickly resolved and laughed about.
Ekin-Su said: “Maybe at some points we had a little bicker where we didn’t want to be filmed but we were like ‘you know what, it’s reality, let them film it’
“With us, we’ve not had a proper argument, we’ve just had stupid arguments – miscommunication things but we resolve it.
“It’s literally maximum half an hour and then we speak about it and say I love you.”
From sun, sea, Turkish baths and belly dancing, this is set to be another fantastic trip for the couple.
Ekin-Su & Davide: Homecomings airs next Monday and Tuesday at 9pm on ITV2.