GLEEFULLY, Olivia Attwood asks: “Two weeks in and two weeks going robust – that’s higher than some marriages, proper?”
It’s been 48 hours since Olivia and her new husband, skilled footballer Bradley Dack, returned from their honeymoon in Dubai, and her new actuality as a Mrs fits her simply high quality.
Former Love Islander Olivia Attwood channels Barbie in tiny pink minidress and knee-high bootsCredit score: Mark Hayman
Her new actuality as a Mrs appears to swimsuit her simply high quality as she returns from her honeymoon in DubaiCredit score: Mark Hayman
And he or she speaks about what her intercourse life is like with hubby Bradley DackCredit score: Mark Hayman
“We undoubtedly really feel nearer and it’s only a good factor to say out loud – your love for one another in entrance of your family and friends,” smiles the previous Love Island star.
“I haven’t accomplished the paperwork but, however I’m going to be Attwood-Dack.
“I like his identify, it’s fairly distinctive, however I can’t say goodbye to Attwood simply but!”
Olivia’s uber-glamorous marriage ceremony, held on June 3 on the swanky Bulgari Lodge in London’s Knightsbridge, featured a bespoke £30,000 lace-sleeved bridal robe by designer Galia Lahav, 10,000 roses, a 10-tier cake, customized Bulgari underwear and tattoos on faucet for the 80 friends, carried out by movie star tattoo artist Pablo Gutierrez.
The entire thing reportedly set the couple again a stonking £200,000. Can she verify the ultimate spend?
“I couldn’t probably, as I’d vomit,” says a sheepish Olivia, earlier than shifting accountability for the blow-out nuptials on to her Blackburn Rovers midfielder husband.
“Women get a repute for being those who desire a massive marriage ceremony, however I’m telling you, it’s the man!
“I undoubtedly hit some extent after I was getting snowed beneath by marriage ceremony admin and would have fortunately eloped, however now that I’ve accomplished it, I’m glad that we didn’t try this.”
Photographed in Dubai for his or her honeymoon, the couple had been noticed mendacity intertwined on the deck of a luxurious yacht, locking lips and limbs – a PDA-packed show of affection and scorching sexual chemistry.
“We’re simply actually completely happy and mushy,” smiles Olivia, 32.
“We each have excessive intercourse drives and we’ve at all times been a passionate couple, however these issues go in peaks and troughs.
“Typically we’d not see one another for 2 or three weeks after I’m filming and he’s away with soccer, and there wasn’t a lot intercourse pre-wedding, as a result of I used to be too busy stressing out about issues like flowers and different s**t like that.”
So what, ahem, went down on their marriage ceremony evening, as soon as the pre-marriage stress had vanished?
“Does anybody have intercourse on their marriage ceremony evening? I used to be comatose, actually!
“The marriage day was stuffed with adrenalin and nerves, then at midnight all that anticipation left my physique and I couldn’t maintain my eyes open!
“The lodge may have blown up and I wouldn’t have flinched!”
And Olivia insists there aren’t any plans for infants simply but.
“Proper now, I’m in love with Brad, and my job and my life are so full. It’s not that I don’t like youngsters and don’t need youngsters, I 100% do, however my profession is my child.
“I’m making strides in tv that I don’t suppose anybody thought was potential.
“I wish to keep on that path, take pleasure in my new husband and worth the liberty that we have now.
“Youngsters are in our future, however proper now my thoughts is on different issues.”
Accepting every thing about each other, each good and dangerous, and being authentically themselves is, Olivia believes, their relationship’s greatest energy.
“With each different boyfriend, I at all times felt like I used to be making myself somewhat bit smaller or quieter.
“After I was youthful, I assumed that love meant that you simply needed to be combating, having intercourse and making up, and that it needed to be dramatic for it to be love.”
Regardless of that, earlier than the marriage she admitted to feeling panicked about being a one-man girl endlessly extra.
“These ideas went by my head,” says Olivia, who wearing black lace on her hen do in Ibiza, which reportedly value £50,000, to mourn her single life.
“I requested Brad if he’d had these ideas too. I used to be like: ‘If this all goes nicely, it’s simply us endlessly. Does it scare you?’ He was like: ‘No, but it surely clearly scares you!’
“It sounds scary, however I wouldn’t need anybody else. The concept makes me really feel sick!”
Olivia and Bradley, 29, met at a London nightclub in 2015, and dated on and off earlier than Olivia’s profitable stint on the 2017 sequence of Love Island, the place she discovered love with Chris Hughes.
The Love Islanders break up in February 2018, seven months after ending in third place, and Olivia promptly reunited with Bradley, who popped the query in October 2019 whereas on a romantic vacation in Dubai.
After rising up in Surrey together with her glam mum Jennifer, who she adoringly calls a “full-time icon”, her dad Kai, and siblings Georgia, 30, and Max, 23, she studied drama and performing arts at school, earlier than realising she “was too wild to suit into the construction of the particular educational aspect”.
Jobs in a hairdresser’s, on reception at a magnificence salon and travelling the globe as a motorsport grid lady adopted, earlier than she utilized to be on Love Island.
However it was touchdown presenting stints on MTV after returning residence from Mallorca that helped Olivia realise her calling was in entrance of a rolling digicam.
“I by no means felt I used to be good at something, however after I made telly for the primary time, I assumed: ‘I’m good at this. I prefer it and I wish to do extra.’”
Olivia’s massive day reportedly value a stonking £200,000Credit score: Provided
Olivia discovered love with Chris Hughes on Love Island, however they break up in 2018Credit score: ITV/Shutterstock
Olivia pledged to “work my b*****ks off” and arrive at each job “with bells on”, decided to construct an business repute primarily based on excellence and reliability.
And the plan labored. Claiming at present to be price greater than the reported £1.2million (“I feel you’ve underestimated me there! After I have a look at these wealthy lists, I feel: ‘No, sorry, I’m method busier than her!’”), Olivia constructed her wealth by launching trend collections – first with In The Fashion, then I Noticed It First.
She additionally appeared in The Solely Means Is Essex for 16 episodes, earlier than touchdown her personal ITV sequence Olivia Meets Her Match in 2020, which additionally stars Bradley.
She has appeared on actuality exhibits, together with E4’s Celebs Go Relationship, ITV’s The Video games, plus final yr’s I’m A Superstar… Get Me Out Of Right here!, making historical past because the first-ever Love Island star to hitch.
She was, although, compelled to withdraw after 24 hours when docs identified her with anaemia.
“I felt like I used to be cheated out of that,” sighs Olivia, insisting she hasn’t deserted her jungle desires.
“I might undoubtedly return. I really feel I owe that to the viewers, and if I could make it work, then I’d like to do it.
“However proper now, that appears prefer it might be a battle.”
She’s referring to confirmed TV jobs which might be going to maintain her busy for the remainder of the yr.
For starters, there’s a second sequence of Olivia’s ITVX Broadcast-Award-winning docu-series Getting Filthy Wealthy.
She can be fronting an ITV documentary about on-line trolling, after which there’s Good Physique, a documentary exposing, in her phrases: “the nice, the dangerous, the ugly, the traits, who’s doing what, and actually getting beneath the bonnet” of cosmetic surgery, which can air later this yr.
Olivia has at all times been sincere about how she has enhanced her look.
Rising up in what she describes as “that period of Pamela Anderson and Jodie Marsh”, she developed “a large boob advanced”.
After a breast enlargement in 2010, aged 19, she went beneath the knife in 2019 to have her first set of implants changed with a smaller dimension.
Then in 2021, she had a full set of porcelain veneers fitted and now has lip filler injections.
“Beauty surgical procedure fascinates me and I’m very open about it, but it surely’s arduous while you’re on this business,” says Olivia.
“As a lady, you’re damned in case you do and damned in case you don’t. In case you lie about it, then it’s apparent you’ve had one thing accomplished and everybody will get on you.
“However in case you say you’ve had Botox, individuals name you pathetic and a foul affect.
“After I [have lip filler], I do it as a result of I wish to, not as a result of I hate myself or I really feel ugly.
“That’s a trip to nowhere, since you’re going to maintain going again for an increasing number of and extra.
“I wish to warn younger girls that in the event that they’re entertaining surgical procedure to decelerate and do your analysis.
“Take a breath. It’s surgical procedure. It’s severe.”
Pre-wedding, size-8 Olivia mixed non-invasive therapies with fitness center exercises.
“In addition to NuEra radio frequency bum-lift classes, she started weightlifting to spice up the scale of her booty.
“I used to be like Arnold Schwarzenegger within the fitness center day by day. I used to be lifting weights, ingesting eggs and consuming protein,” she says.
“I grew a extremely respectable bum, and my again and arms received so muscular that after I tried on my costume, my seamstress couldn’t do the again up!
“I like being robust and feeling robust. Everybody feels more healthy and higher while you’ve received extra muscle.”
Exercising is a method Olivia manages the ADHD she was identified with in her early 20s, after years of scuffling with nervousness and despair.
She says her situations had been linked to her undiagnosed ADHD, and she or he not must take medicine for them.
“If I handle my ADHD – preserving my routine, exercising, consuming healthily and never overdoing caffeine and alcohol – then I don’t have any issues.
“With ADHD, it’s important to discover a approach to minimise the noise, which is tough.
“We’ve at all times received gadgets and we’re at all times making an attempt to do 1,000,000 issues a day, however within the final couple of years, I’ve realized about single-tasking.
“In case you’re brushing your tooth, don’t scroll your cellphone. In case you’re within the tub, don’t have your iPad on.
“In case you’re at a dinner with somebody, don’t attempt to textual content another person. After I try this, I’m good.”
Though she’s scoffing a post-shoot McDonald’s as we chat – “I could be an sincere ambassador for that model!” – Olivia notes that she and Bradley largely “eat a variety of actual meals and never as a lot processed crap”.
She additionally retains a lid on her caffeine and sugar consumption, which might exacerbate her ADHD signs.
As for alcohol, Olivia says partying is not the primary precedence it was after she left the Love Island villa.
“Folks message me saying: ‘You by no means occasion any extra,’ and I’m like: ‘No, I completely do. I simply do it a hell of so much much less.’
“I’ve so many targets I wish to obtain. I can’t host a present and go to interview people who find themselves going to inform me their most weak secrets and techniques and be hungover. That’s simply not cool.”
However what’s it like sharing her most weak secrets and techniques with the world?
Has filming actuality tv ever felt too exposing – and would she halt filming to guard her personal psychological wellbeing?
“My very own happiness and wellbeing at all times comes first, and my workforce at all times prioritises that.
“However the moments you wish to inform the workforce to not movie are the moments that you simply actually ought to.
“In case you inform them to cease rolling at each uncomfortable second, you’re by no means going to present a extremely natural, sincere present. That’s what makes it genuine.”
This fierce dedication to telling her no-holds-barred story is one cause Olivia has climbed the TV ladder so quick, and can proceed to develop her success, lengthy after many subsequent Love Island contestants fade into viewers’ distant recollections.
Which ends up in one closing query – what recommendation would Olivia give the most recent batch of hopefuls within the Love Island villa, those that are gunning for love and fame on the present sequence?
“Don’t go in with the expectation that being on Love Island will make you wealthy. Stroll in there and no matter occurs, occurs,” she says.
“Simply be good, hard-working and humble.”
Sage phrases, Mrs Attwood-Dack.
- Olivia Attwood: Getting Filthy Wealthy is on ITVX from Thursday.
IN THE MAKE-UP CHAIR WITH OLIVIA
What are your skincare heroes?
A Zo Pores and skin Well being moisturiser and SkinCeuticals sunscreen, day by day of the yr. Folks suppose you want 1,000,000 issues – you don’t.
Any make-up bag necessities?
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. It’s so hydrating, I put it in all places.
Do you could have any magnificence ideas?
Use sunscreen day by day, don’t sleep in your make-up and drink two litres of water a day.
Finest funds purchase?
L’Oréal lip liners. They final all day.
Superstar make-up icon?
Kim Kardashian. She’s set a variety of traits and has at all times had nice make-up.
Describe your magnificence evolution…
I prioritise skincare over make-up now. I don’t put my face within the solar in any respect. My mum’s older than anybody would ever suppose and her pores and skin is superb. She’s by no means smoked, not often drinks and by no means places her face to the solar!