Who is Nathan Massey? Love Island winner who is engaged to Cara De La Hoyde has has a baby boy with her

NATHAN Massey was crowned king of Love Island in 2016 and stole the hearts of the nation with his cheeky charm.

After a rocky start on the outside with his Love Island queen Cara De La Hoyde, the pair now have a baby boy and have now confirmed their engagement. Here’s all you need to know…

Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey are engaged two years after winning the show
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Who is Nathan Massey?

Nathan is an Essex lad who is best known for his stint on Love Island.

Following his stint on Love Island he has earned himself over 823,000 Instagram followers, cameo appearances on TV shows, and a place in tabloid headlines.

He also took part in a charity boxing match organised by EastEnders star Jake Wood, battling on the undercard of Lewis Bloor’s fight with Heavy D.

Nathan walked away victorious from his fight with a London businessman after beefing up and training hard for the match.

Nathan shows off a muscular physique as he trains for his charity boxing match
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Nathan shows off a muscular physique as he trains for a charity boxing match[/caption]

When was Nathan Massey on Love Island?

Nathan was one of the original cast members of the 2016 series of Love Island, entering the villa on the first day and staying right through till the end.

He paired up with Cara De La Hoyde on the first episode, and their relationship was solid as a rock until the end.

They went on to win the entire series as they were voted the favourite partnership of the show and decided to share the £50,000 prize money between them.

As the pair got closer, Nathan let slip that he thought that Cara was his “soul mate” – even when he wasn’t quite sure what one was.

In the final episode, the couple were seen discussing their lives away from the show – and even discussed having children together.

In an emotional speech, Cara said to Nathan: “I never thought coming in here I’d meet someone as special as you, let alone walk in and find my soul mate on the first day.”

Nathan and Cara bagged a £50k prize between them when they won Love Island
Nathan and Cara bagged a £50k prize between them when they won Love Island
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What happened between Cara and Nathan after Love Island?

Love Island fans thought Nathan and Cara were the perfect couple, but there was trouble in paradise not long into their relationship.

Less than a year after winning the show, reports surfaced that explosive rows had caused the pair to live apart.

Cara, 27, moved in with a close friend while Nathan, 25, moved some of his belongings out of their Essex pad.

The pair had seemed totally loved up in December 2016, when they put on a steamy display as the soaked up the sun in Florida.

However, in February 2017 the pair were spotted ferociously arguing on a Valentine’s Day trip to the Canary Islands. The couple had a blazing row at a cafe that culminated in Cara throwing a drink in Nathan’s face.

But despite the fiery rows, friends insisted the split was “amicable”.

A source told The Sun: “They’ve both mutually agreed to call it quits.

“It hasn’t been an easy decision but in the end they decided things would be better apart.

“They stayed really amicable and will definitely do all they can to be friendly.”

Since the split, the pair have rekindled their romance and are now proud parents.

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Explosive rows pushed the seemingly happy couple apart after they moved in together[/caption]

When did Cara give birth to her baby boy?

It was announced on May 15 that Cara was expecting her first child with Nathan.

Cara had found out shortly before the break-up she was pregnant, but kept it quiet from the public initially.

On August 7, 2017 she revealed she was having a baby boy.

She welcomed her son on December 13 2017 at 6:30am with a sweet Instagram post of the baby holding her hand.

So today we met the hand we will hold forever 👶🏽💙 so in love my heart could burst 😩

A post shared by Cara Delahoyde (@cara_delahoyde) on Dec 13, 2017 at 5:35am PST

When did the Love Island winners get engaged?

On July 23, 2018, it was revealed Cara and Nathan got engaged at the Love Island they met in two years ago.

Speaking to OK! Magazine, Nathan said: ‘I brought [Cara] back to where we met and took her on a little treasure hunt around the villa to different places which meant something to us.

“Finally, I blindfolded her, led her to the pool and got down on one knee.’

Cara said: “This is where we met – we’ve come full circle.”

Is Nathan Massey in Towie?

Nathan has made a number of guest appearances in Towie.

Most recently, he and Cara were spotted filming scenes for the reality TV show with their son Freddie-George.

His Godfather is Nathan’s pal and Towie favourite Tommy Mallett.

Fans were touched when Nathan asked Tommy to be his son’s Godfather in a previous series.

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