Lucie Donlan fuels rumours she's back with ex Joe Garratt as she takes him to meet her family in Cornwall

LUCIE Donlan has fuelled rumours that she is back with ex Joe Garratt as she takes him to meet her family in Cornwall.

The Love Island couple enjoyed some down time on the beach with Lucie's younger sister Emily.

Eagle-eyed fans spotted the 23-year-old sandwich-maker in a video that was posted to Emily's Instagram Story.

In the clip, the two girls can be seen in their swimwear, with Joe topless in a pair of trunks.

Emily's boyfriend Noah is also in the clip, leading to speculation that this could be a double date.

The foursome enjoyed a meal together before heading to the shore, with 21-year-old Lucie sharing a video of her and Emily jumping into the water on her own social media page – excluding Joe from the public post.

One fan shared grabs from Emily's post, tweeting alongside the images: "Joe and Lucie are very much together…

"He was with her in her hometown, hanging around with her family and all that jazz. And now they're going to Ibiza with others."

Another wrote: "Okay so Joe is deffo dating Lucie, check her sister's Instagram story."


Lucie and Joe are currently on their way to Ibiza with a host of other Islanders, including Anton Danyluk, Belle Hassan, and Jordan Hames.

Noticeably absent is George Rains, who was caught flirting with Lucie just days after she was seen leaving the Love Island reunion party with Joe.

Lucie famously brought the 22-year-old hunk back from Casa Amor, but sensationally dumped him just days later as she feared they didn't have a connection.

But George hasn't given up hope, being caught leaving flirty messages on the blonde beauty's Instagram page.

During Sunday night's Aftersun special, both Joe and Lucie denied that they were dating after they were spotted snogging at a star-studded party.

She told host Caroline Flack: "We're just chilling as friends.

"We're taking it slow, there's no rush."

She also revealed that she WASN'T drunk when she kissed Joe at the ITV Summer do, insisting: "We didn’t really drink at the time because it was so nice to see everyone."

Despite this, the pair were seen leaving the reunion party in a taxi together.

Joe was spotted carrying Lucie's stuff into the cab as they headed off into the night.

Then pulled up to a hotel at 2am in the morning, attempting to keep their distance to avoid arousing speculation about their status.

Lucie was torn between Joe and Tommy Fury during the first week on Love Island, ultimately choosing to couple up with Joe before Tommy found love with Instagram influencer Molly-Mae.

Before he was brutally dumped from the villa, Joe came under fire for expressing concern about Lucie's friendship with the boxer – admitting that he felt she still had feelings for him, which she fiercely denied.

However, shortly after Lucie confessed that she had a crush on the hunk, with viewers stunned as she tried to crack on with him multiple times as the show progressed.

The surfer then faced backlash when she refused to give up on her chances with Tommy during her exit interview when she was dumped from the villa, insisting that they might stand a chance in the outside world – despite him being loved-up with girlfriend Molly.

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