Chris Taylor and Maura Higgins have broken up. After seven months as an official couple, they have decided to part ways, although both insist that they will remain close friends, as they were before they got together romantically. Both ex-Islanders issued emotional statements on their Instagram stories.
Maura and Chris split
Maura wrote in a statement on her Instagram story:
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. 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.
Chris issued a similarly emotional statement, saying that the split was a result of ‘some very heartfelt conversations over the past few days’ and underlining that it was a mutual decision. He asked fans to ‘take any speculation with a metric tonne of salt’ as they ‘are both going through a very tough time with this.’
Chris Taylor and Maura Higgins’ relationship
Chris and Maura first met inside the Love Island villa but didn’t get together as a couple until a year later. They went public with their relationship in November 2020 after months of rumours and had seemed to be going strong as recently as last week. We’re sending them all our support at this difficult time.