Will Moncada and Kyra Lizama have now officially denied that they met before their time on Love Island USA season 3. Both Will and Kyra were OG islanders who were introduced to the viewers in the premiere episode. On the show, Will and Kyra immediately gravitated toward each other and never looked away from that initial decision. Will clearly wanted to take things slowly between them, but it was evident that Kyra fell for him pretty hard, pretty fast.
On social media, however, the Love Island USA fans were just starting to speculate about Will and Kyra having met prior to the show. These theories came from the fact that Will appeared to have liked and commented on an Instagram picture shared by Kyra in January 2021. It was also brought up on the show that Will and Kyra live 15 minutes away from each other, which fueled even more speculation.
During their After The Island interview (full video below), Will Moncada and Kyra Lizama addressed the rumors that they had met months before Love Island USA. Will said, “I feel like what happened is that the guy that was managing my social media (…) probably followed people [that were going to be on the show] and liked [those people’s] photos.” The co-hosts pushed back, explaining that the social media activity found on their Instagram pages was from as far back as January, which was before anyone had even auditioned for season 3. Alas, Will and Kyra once again dismissed any rumors. “We don’t have friends in common,” Will said, “That’s a weird thing, I would like to see that, because literally I never [knew] about Kyra before.”
It’s clear that Kyra and Will want to move on from this particular Love Island storyline sooner rather than later, but many fans are still very curious to understand what really happened in this situation. Will’s social media manager explanation doesn’t add up with the Instagram interactions that were found. But instead of trying to understand whatever happened here, Will and Kyra apparently just want to say that they have no idea what happened and don’t care to find out.
At this point, it seems like the fans are just not getting any further explanation about this Love Island USA storyline. Will and Kyra have been spending all their time together since leaving the show, and Kyra is even considering traveling to Colombia with Will in September so she can meet his family. All things considered, it is probably for the best for the fandom to just leave this topic behind.
Sources: After The Island