Love Island USA: What To Know About Bennett Sipes & His Ex Sommer Ray

by 24USATVSept. 22, 2020, 5 a.m. 73

Bennett Sipes of Love Island USA is new to putting his life on full display, but his ex-girlfriend is used to the attention. Bennett used to date popular Instagram influencer Sommer Ray, but their relationship didn't end on the best of terms.

Bennett, a 26-year-old executive assistant from Los Angeles, came to the villa with Noah Purvis and Bennie Bivins on the heels of a quadruple elimination. Originally from Baltimore, Bennett is looking for a love connection who also happens to become his best friend. He had his sights set on Kierstan before entering the villa, citing her confidence, sense of self, and stellar looks as reasons for his attraction. Bennett works in the entertainment industry as an assistant, but also has a career as an actor and model. He has been represented by Select Models agency, and has pursued modeling for years. Even if his print career hasn't taken off, the women in the villa were all pleasantly surprised by his good looks. Kierstan, who has struggled to find a connection in the villa after Carrington friend-zoned her, said she felt an instant attraction to Bennett. She hasn't had much luck so far, but Bennett's good looks and easy conversation could be what she needs to get back in the game.

It's safe to say Bennett won't be intimidated by Kierstan's looks, since he used to date a gorgeous influencer. Before entering the villa, Bennett was publicly dating Instagram influencer and model Sommer Ray. The 24-year-old social media personality gained a following on Zine by posting fitness and exercise videos. She has continually grown her following on other platforms including YouTube and Instagram, where she currently has 25 million followers. Sommer previously dated rapper Machine Gun Kelly, and actor Max Ehrich, who is now engaged to Demi Lovato.

Bennett and Sommer dated in 2018, but ultimately ended the relationship on bad terms. He casually name-dropped Sommer during a conversation in the villa, which noticeably caused a jaw-dropping reaction in Kierstan. As an incomer, Bennett faces an uphill battle in winning over a girl before recoupling, but it seems he has actually piqued the interest of two ladies: Kierstan and Moira.

Like Kierstan, Moira has yet to find a meaningful connection in the villa, often cutting off relationships only a few days after they've developed. Although it could be coincidental, Moira has a pattern of going after the same men Kierstan shows interest in. The next Love Island USA recoupling will decide who will get the guy.

Next: Love Island USA: Everything To Know About Noah Purvis


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