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Heartbreak Maura Higgins is comforted by her 'amazing' Love Island pal after break up with Chris Taylor

Maura (30) 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's Instagram story. Photo: instagram.com/maurahiggins

Maura's Instagram story. Photo: instagram.com/maurahiggins

Maura's Instagram story. Photo: instagram.com/maurahiggins

Maura Higgins has taken comfort from her “most amazing” friends in the wake of her break up with Chris Taylor.

The Longford lass took to Instagram to thank former Love Islander Lucie Donlan for a beautiful gift of flowers and a card that reads: “I love you to the moon and back Maura.”

She captioned the post: “I really do have the most amazing friends. Thank you so much @lucierosedonlan you are truly amazing.”

Maura and Lucie struck up a tight bond when they both appeared on Love Island in 2019.

This lovely gesture comes on the back of the sudden announcement yesterday of Maura’s shock split from Chris, just seven months after they confirmed their romance back in November after months of speculation that they were dating.

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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 (30) 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.

“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.”

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Maura announced the split on Instagram

Maura announced the split on Instagram

Maura announced the split on Instagram

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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.

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).

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

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