Their blossoming romance was captured on the 2019 series of Love Island.
And in an exclusive interview with MailOnline, Tommy Fury told how his relationship with Molly-Mae Hague has gone from strength to strength, explaining she is ‘the female version of me!’
The boxer, 21, called his influencer girlfriend, 21, his ‘dream girl’ and ‘soulmate’ in a declaration of love as he revealed their plans for the future.
While promoting Holland & Barrett’s PE nutrition line, he admitted it was love at first sight when he first met Molly-Mae. He said: ‘Definitely [I felt love] when I first saw her.
‘If you gave me a pen and paper to write down my dream girl it would be her. That’s what I said a year and a half ago on the show and I wasn’t lying.
‘And it’s just crazy really, because of her personality as I’ve got to know her inside and out, it’s increased.
‘She’s the female version of me! Every day I feel like I love her even more, she’s my soulmate.’
Many Love Island couples have failed to make their relationships work after leaving the villa and returning to the real world.
When asked why their relationship has stood the test of time, Tommy explained: ‘I think it was because there was no pressure on it. Molly-Mae and me, we’re in it for the long haul so when you’ve got that it’s easy going.
‘Everybody was on Love Island for their own reasons, I was genuinely on there to find a relationship. I’d never even watched the show before.
‘I didn’t have a clue about what would happen so I had an “all or nothing” attitude. I think it’s about how much commitment you give and we’ve both put the effort in.’
As he discussed how their relationship has developed, Tommy confessed that they both have weird personalities and strange quirks which they never revealed to each other on the dating show.
He said: ‘We’re laughing every minute of the day, we take everything with a pinch of salt. If she’s not pushing me over the settee, I’m pushing her over the settee.
‘It’s crazy really, thinking back to Love Island and then to now, I didn’t know her at all compared to now. These days we’re just so weird together.
‘If we were that open at the start then “oh my god,” but we’ve evolved over time. We’ve been living together for almost a year now and it’s definitely gone by so fast.’
Looking ahead to the future, Tommy confirmed that marriage and having children is definitely on the cards.
The reality star continued: ‘We’re both young but I definitely want to get married and have a lot of kids.
‘However, you can’t put a time frame on things because it never goes to plan, so you might as well let it happen naturally.
‘My dream would be to have six kids but I think Molly-Mae’s limit is about two, I’m going to have to do some good bribing there!’
‘My dad has six kids, his brothers have six kids, we’ve always been a big family so six is the lucky number I feel.’
Tommy, who is the younger brother of Tyson Fury, trains daily with his father, John, and is currently undefeated after making his professional boxing debut in 2018.
The star praised his doting girlfriend and his world champion brother, 32, for standing by him and encouraging his athletic career.
He said: ‘I told Molly-Mae when I first met her, how important it [boxing] is to me and that’s all I do, it is my life.
‘She supports me through it, she cooks my meals, she washes my clothes, she looks after me and I couldn’t wish for a better girl, she’s everything that I need. She treats me like an egg in a shell.
‘Tyson is always there to lend a hand too and he’s always very helpful. He’s the best fighter in the world and for me who’s trying to be in that position, what better role model, he’s living my dream.’
Tommy has teamed up with Holland & Barrett to promote their PE Sports Nutrition range, in the run-up to his next fight in February.
The product line includes pre-workout powder, BCAA powders and whey formula, which he credits for improving his training and recovery.
He added: ‘I love the vanilla protein, it replenishes me after every single session, after I’m fatigued from doing weights, and running.
‘Also when I’m cutting weight, it’s the best thing to have because I don’t want to be having a meal late at night.’
Tommy is the official ambassador for Holland & Barrett’s new and improved PE Nutrition range.
Developed by nutritionists, PE Nutrition has a supplement for everyone to get their fitness on track this January and is available from just £5 at Holland & Barrett stores nationwide.