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Maur Love Maura Higgins confesses love for Giovanni Pernice as she wishes him a happy birthday

"Happy Birthday to the man who makes me feel beautiful and loved every single day"

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Maura and Giovanni

Maura and Giovanni

Maura and Giovanni

Maura Higgins confessed her love for boyfriend Giovanni Pernice in a gushing tribute online.

The Strictly Come Dancing pro is celebrating his 31st birthday today, and Maura decided to mark the occasion with a sweet Instagram post.

Sharing a series of photos of the couple, including one of Maura and Giovanni cuddling on the sofa and another of the pair standing in front of the sea, she said: “Happy Birthday to the man who makes me feel beautiful and loved every single day, you make my world complete. I love you."

Giovanni replied: “Thank you baby!!! I love you so much.”

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Giovanni and Maura

Giovanni and Maura

Giovanni and Maura

Maura’s best pal Molly-Mae Hague commented: “Ohhhh so perfect! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIO”

Fellow Love Islander Lucie Donlan added: “You guys. Happy Birthday Giovanni.”

Over on his own Instagram, the birthday boy shared a post of his own and thanked fans for their lovely messages.

He wrote: “30+1 today ☺️ thank you for all your lovely messages !! Feeling the love, G”

Maura was first linked to Giovanni earlier this year following her split from her Love Island co-star Chris Taylor.

The pair went public with their romance in July by sharing posts to their Instagram pages with the captions “You’re mine” and “I’m yours.”

Irish beauty Maura has reportedly issued a warning to her dancing boyfriend before he goes off to work on the upcoming season of Strictly where he is rumoured to be partnered with actress Katie McGlynn.

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An insider told new! magazine: “Strictly couples are always close as they have to dance so intimately, but Giovanni is also a notorious flirt.

“He’s told her getting close and dancing intimately is part and parcel of the show. But she’s told him he just needs to be respectful to her.

“Dancing is one thing, but he needs to be aware of his behaviour and make sure people know she’s his girlfriend,” the source continued.

“She knows rumours could swirl about the Strictly curse striking — and she knows viewers will be keeping a close eye on Giovanni and Katie’s chemistry and how close they seem.”

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