Olivia Buckland will invite love rival Zara Holland to wedding

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 January 2017
Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen

Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen

Olivia Buckland is adamant there are no hard feelings between her and her former love rival Zara Holland and she wants her to attend her wedding to Alex Bowen in the future

Olivia Buckland wants to invite her former love rival Zara Holland to her wedding.

The 'Love Island' runner-up got engaged to her partner Alex Bowen last month in New York following a whirlwind romance but she has admitted there are no hard feelings between her and the former beauty queen - who had sex with the hunk on television while appearing on the reality TV show - and she's welcome at their future nuptials.

She explained: "It can't (bother me) anymore. We've come so far from that point. We'd only known each other for an hour when it happened, so I can't keep it against him or Zara. She's welcome (to the wedding)! She needs to come to the engagement party."

The couple - who got together in June last year - have already decided on a wedding date and have picked the location for their hen and stag dos with their friends.

Olivia said: "I've always said I really want to get married in September, so I'm gunning for September 2018. That's around 20 months away so it gives us enough time to plan. If that doesn't happen then it will be 2019 ... It [the wedding] will be glamorous and beautiful, with loads of flowers. We're going all out. My mum got married last year so she's going to be really involved in the planning. Alex already knows he's going to Las Vegas for the stag do and I'm going to Dubai with my girls."

Although the pair thoroughly enjoy whizzing off on holiday, they're not planning to get hitched abroad as they'd like everyone to be there and see them exchange vows.

The blonde beauty added to OK! magazine: "I don't think I would want to get married abroad as I want everyone to be there. I love all the massive manor houses with gardens and I want a marquee outside."

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