LOVE Island’s Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard both looked glum today as they were seen for the first time since she revealing their explosive split.
The 29-year-old Dancing On Ice star admitted last night that their seven-month relationship was over, telling fans that they “couldn’t make it work”.
Maura Higgins was seen for the first time since the split this morning
Curtis Pritchard looked little happier as he was photographed in London
Maura stared down towards the pavement looking miserable as she walked to her car the morning after the announcement.
The star was wearing the same shiny black jacket with a fur-lined hood that she wore in a Valentine’s Day selfie posted by Curtis last month.
She left her flat in Essex clutching her phone and with a large Louis Vuitton bag hooked over her arm before getting into a car and driving off.
Meanwhile, Curtis was seen looking downcast in London as he took a break from rehearsals for his AJ Live dance tour.
The star announced her split from Love Island co-star Curtis Pritchard
Maura headed to a waiting car carrying a large Louis Vuitton bag
He was seen grim-faced while he took a call on his mobile phone and was later pictured in a black cap with his hands plunged in his pockets.
The Sun Online revealed today that Curtis has grown close to a gorgeous blonde dancer who performs on the show.
Insiders told us the Love Island star has been getting friendly with Amber Pierson amid his split with Maura.
Despite her rep yesterday insisting the Love Island 2019 stars were still an item after not being pictured together for weeks, Maura later announced their split.
Curtis was seen staring at his phone the day after his break-up was announced
The Love Island star was photographed looking animated
He was seen with his hands firmly in his pockets in London today
Posting on Instagram, she wrote: “Curtis and I have made the decision to separate.
“We enjoyed a great experience from our time in the villa and want to thank everyone for supporting our relationship.
“There is no easy way to get through a break-up and no bad feeling on either side. We tried to make it work but it wasn’t to be and I wish Curtis nothing but the best for the future.”
She signed off with a large emoji of a broken heart.
Curtis and Maura had not been seen together for over a month
The pair came in fourth place on Love Island’s summer series last year
Maura and 24-year-old Curtis had long been dogged by rumours they were no longer together, especially as they were seen on separate nights out despite being only a few miles apart.
On Saturday night Maura downed vodka from the bottle as Love Island pal Chris Taylor poured it into her mouth while partying at a club.
Meanwhile Curtis was out with his co-stars on The Greatest Dancer after filming wrapped just miles away from Maura’s night out.
In an eerie coincidence, Celebs Go Dating star Rob Beckett predicted the couple were finished during a voiceover from last night’s show.
The former couple were together for seven months and went to the NTAs together
He joked: “For those who don’t know who Curtis Pritchard is, I imagine you’ll meet him on the next series of Celebs Go Dating.”
Maura and Curtis got together after his relationship with Amy Hart broke down in the Love Island villa last summer.
Fans were sceptical at first, accusing Curtis and Maura of “faking their feelings” for a place in the final.
But aside from Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague, they were the last remaining stars from the 2019 series still to be in a couple – until last night.