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Chris & tell Maura Higgins spotted with former Love Island star Chris Hughes following love split 

The 30-year-old Longford lass was pictured laughing with Chris (28) during a trip to Thorpe Park

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Maura Higgins pictured with former boyfriend Chris Taylor

Maura Higgins pictured with former boyfriend Chris Taylor

Maura Higgins pictured with former boyfriend Chris Taylor

Maura Higgins has been spotted out and about with former Love Island star Chris Hughes, following her split from Chris Taylor just a few weeks ago.  

The 30-year-old Longford lass was pictured laughing with Chris (28) during a trip to Thorpe Park during the week.

Maura looked animated as the pair were snapped chatting away, and were then seen whispering in each others' ears, before playing a Hook A Duck game together.

Love Island 2017 star Chris split from Little Mix star Jesy Nelson last March while Maura and the other Chris called it quits earlier this month.

Maura shared the news on Instagram on May 4, insisting that she "still loved" her ex and that the decision was mutual.

The Love Island pair had always denied romance rumours although Chris at one stage admitted he had "fallen in love with his best mate."

And in January, Maura said she wanted Chris to pop the question.

“We’re very much in love and we use the L-word a lot," said Maura. "I look into the future and see myself with a family.”

However, in a statement posted on Instagram last month, the reality star told fans: “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.”

“There is no wrong doing on either side… We still love, care and 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.”

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“Whilst I appreciate people may speculate or create false stories, this is the truth. I wish Chris nothing but the best and I will always be one of his biggest supporters. Thank you for all the love and support,” she added.

In a separate statement, Chris wrote on Instagram: “After some very heartfelt conversations over the past few days, myself and Maura are very sad to announce that we have decided to part ways.”

“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 since day 1 and I will always be in Maura’s corner and have her back.”

“We are both going through a very tough time with this atm, so please take any speculation with a metric tonne of salt, cos this is the only truth (and as always, trolls can kindly f*** off).”

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

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