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Lovers No Maur Maura Higgins announces split from Chris Taylor after six months together

"We wanted to make this work but we have realised we work better being friends"

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Maura Higgins with partner and former Love Island star Chris Taylor

Maura Higgins with partner and former Love Island star Chris Taylor

Maura Higgins with partner and former Love Island star Chris Taylor

Maura Higgins has announced that she and her boyfriend Chris Taylor have split.

The pair confirmed their relationship back in November after months of speculation that they were dating.

However, the Love Island co-stars have called it quits after just six months together.

Longford native Maura announced the news on Instagram, writing: “It breaks my heart to even type this, but I wanted to let everyone know that myself and Chris have made the joint decision to end our relationship.

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Maura announced the split on Instagram

Maura announced the split on Instagram

Maura announced the split on Instagram

“There is no wrongdoing on either side... we still love, care & respect each other deeply. From the minute we met each other we’ve been very close friends and that will never change

“There is no regret. Life is about taking chances. We wanted to make this work but we have realised we work better being friends.

“Whilst I appreciate people may speculate or create false stories, this is the truth.”

Maura went on to wish her former beau “nothing but the best” and added that she will “always be one of his biggest supporters.”

Chris shared a similar statement over on his Instagram story announcing the breakup.

He wrote: “After some very heartfelt conversations over the past few days, myself & Maura are very sad to announce that we have decided to part ways.

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Chris said he and Maura "will remain friends"

Chris said he and Maura "will remain friends"

Chris said he and Maura "will remain friends"

“We are both still on very good terms and this was a mutual decision where nobody had done anything wrong. We will remain friends, as we have been from day one and I will always been in Maura’s corner and have her back.

“We are both going through a very tough time with this [at the moment], so please take any speculation with a metric tonne of salt, cos this is the only truth (and as always, trolls can kindly f—k off.

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“Thank you for all the love and support you’ve given us, it’s truly been appreciated.”

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Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor

Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor

Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor

It comes after Maura recently revealed her romance with Chris helped her stay sane during lockdown in England.

"My love life is really good," she said.

"We have a good time together. It's nice now that I have someone in this lockdown because otherwise, I would have been well bored by myself.

"We were very close friends and, looking back now, we never would have thought that we would be in a relationship.

"I never even thought of that, and it sort of just happened.

"We started spending a lot of time together and then it was just a bit obvious that if we get on this well it could be the foundation to a good relationship."

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