Curtis Pritchard feels ‘betrayed’ by ex Maura Higgins and pal Chris Taylor amid new romance
Curtis Pritchard has lashed out at his ex-girlfriend Maura Higgins and his ‘shut’ pal Chris Taylor after studying of their new romance.
The dancer, 24, dated Maura, 30, for seven months after assembly her on the 2019 sequence of Love Island, the place Chris, 30, was additionally a contestant.
And whereas his romance with Maura got here to an finish in March, he has now revealed that he feels ‘harm’ and ‘betrayed’ after she shared information this week that she’s now moved on to begin courting Chris.
Harm: Curtis Pritchard (proper) has lashed out at his ex-girlfriend Maura Higgins (centre) and his ‘shut’ pal Chris Taylor (left) after studying of their new romance. Pictured in 2019
Talking to The Solar, he mentioned: ‘I really feel betrayed by them each — two folks I used to be very near. After I noticed the photographs, I’d be mendacity if I mentioned I didn’t really feel harm. I used to be upset. How lengthy has this really been occurring for?’
Denying as soon as once more that he was ever untrue throughout his time with Maura, Curtis went on to recommend that Chris was ready within the wings for the prospect to this point Maura.
He defined: ‘If you happen to look again on every part — and I’m wanting again on it now — I’m like, “Curtis, all of the indicators have been bloomin’ there, why didn’t you realise then?”
Romance: Maura and Chris confirmed their romance on Instagram after months of hypothesis
‘You simply don’t if you end up in that state of affairs. You belief what they are saying. Now her true colors are proven. They mentioned they might by no means ever be collectively, and right here they’re.’
Curtis added that he was significantly harm by Chris as a result of he ‘supported’ and was ‘a extremely good particular person’ to him throughout their time collectively within the Love Island villa.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Maura and Chris for remark.
Curtis’ interview comes days after Maura and Chris confirmed they’re an merchandise, following months of hypothesis.
The erstwhile Love Island stars took to Instagram on Tuesday night time to publish equivalent loved-up snaps, taken by the pool in Dubai.
Ex issue: The dancer, 24, dated Maura, 30, for seven months after assembly her on the 2019 sequence of Love Island, the place ITV2 courting present the place Chris, 30, was additionally a contestant
Maura, who celebrated her birthday this week, and Chris gazed lovingly at one another within the photograph, smiling contently, with Maura captioning her publish: ‘He is mine!’
Chris adopted swimsuit, writing: ‘Seems I fell in love with my greatest mate!’
This was met with candy replies from fellow Love Island contestants corresponding to Michael Griffiths and Ellie Brown, who appeared to already be in on the key.
Laura Anderson additionally chimed in, added: ‘Why am I crying? #bestnewsever’
TOWIE’s Gemma Collins additionally commented on the snap, writing: ‘I’m so blissful for you.’
Over: They went their separate methods in March, after seven months collectively. Seen in January
The beloved up pair appeared the image of happiness – Maura in a champagne satin mini-dress and Chris in his trademark jazzy shirt and ripped skinny denims.
Maura and Chris have fuelled rumours for months with their shut friendship however denied they have been an merchandise way back to July.
They first triggered tongues to begin wagging after making enjoyable TikToks collectively, getting cosy over video games of Tornado, occurring nights out and carrying each other’s dressing robes.
However Chris – who was coupled up with Harley Brash on the present – and Maura consistently denied the rumours within the months following her cut up from Curtis.
Thrilling information: The brand new couple, who’ve appeared on social media collectively a number of instances in latest months, thrilled associates and followers alike after they introduced their romance
The key’s out: This was met with candy replies from fellow Love Island contestants corresponding to Michael Griffiths and Ellie Brown, who appeared to already be in on the key
When it was put to them that they’d make the proper couple Chris replied: ‘Yeah, probably. We have by no means actually thought of it like that, we’re simply tremendous shut mates.
‘We care about one another, we glance out for one another, we mainly bully one another.’
The pair did little to halt hypothesis after sharing a cheeky kiss on digicam in a latest social media publish.
Chris shared a clip of them kissing on his Instagram account on Thursday, whereas they took half within the ‘kiss your greatest pal TikTok problem’.
Within the steamy video, the previous Love Islander was seen pulling Maura off the couch as he tried to influence her to participate within the video with him.
Lengthy-lost love: Chris was coupled up with Harley Brash on the present, however this didn’t final lengthy
However Chris took issues up a notch as he whipped his shirt off earlier than lifting his pal over his head for a Soiled Dancing-style elevate.
When he slowly lowered the brunette magnificence again to the bottom, he leaned in for a fast peck on the lips, solely to have Maura smile and seemingly bat him away.
Nonetheless, on the finish of the video, Maura appeared to lean again in for one more kiss after apparently rejecting Chris’s preliminary advances in the course of the problem.
Kiss: The pair did little to halt hypothesis after sharing a cheeky kiss on digicam in a latest social media publish
Steamy! Within the steamy video, the previous Love Islander was seen pulling Maura off the couch as he tried to influence her to participate within the video with him
However the video was reduce quick, leaving followers on the sting of their seats as they proceed to hope for a blossoming romance between the previous Love Islanders.
Alongside the video, Chris penned: ‘Kiss your greatest pal problem @maurahiggins . Cheers Tiktok…bloody incredible thought. Probs should not have lunged in equity.’
An unimpressed Maura hilariously commented on the video: ‘Cease attempting to kiss your greatest pal!’
Whereas different former Love Island stars, together with Joe Garratt, Georgia Metal and Laura Anderson, rapidly flocked to precise their shock and ‘love’ for the lovely clip.
Rejection: When Chris slowly lowered the brunette magnificence again to the bottom, he leaned in for a fast peck on the lips, solely to have Maura smile and seemingly bat him away
Peck on the lips: However on the finish of the lovely video, Maura appeared to lean again in for one more kiss after apparently rejecting Chris’s preliminary advances in the course of the problem
However followers couldn’t assist however discover Maura seeming to come back again to kiss Chris on the finish of the video, inflicting much more hypothesis a couple of budding romance.
One excited fan wrote: ‘Appeared like she went to kiss you again!’
Whereas one other penned: ‘How will you reduce it off like that bro , all of us noticed her return in for that kiss you’ll be able to’t idiot us’
And a 3rd merely commented: ‘She positively got here again to kiss you.’
Beforehand chatting with MailOnline, Maura insisted that her relationship with Chris is strictly platonic.
She continued: ‘Chris is one in all my greatest associates. Lots of people have mentioned we’re courting however it’s solely as a result of we get on so effectively.
Pals: The pair first met on season 5 of Love Island, with Chris exiting the villa with out discovering love and Maura leaving the present alongside Curtis Pritchard
‘We click on and have the identical banter. We received on so effectively within the villa however I do not suppose our friendship was proven in any respect.
‘Lots of people assumed we received pleasant outdoors of the present however that wasn’t the case – we clicked right away.’
However they have been the centre of extra hypothesis after the friends appeared on Love Island: What Occurred subsequent final month.
Talking throughout a confessional, Maura admitted she repeatedly will get requested about their relationship, and mentioned: ‘I get so many messages about me and Chris!’
Chris added: ‘We get on rather well, comparable personalities and banter… I feel discovering somebody you might be your self with is actually uncommon.’
Whereas the previous grid lady joked: ‘Some day we may be associates with advantages, who is aware of!’
Cheeky! Maura and Chris appeared on Love Island: What Occurred subsequent final month, the place the previous grid lady joked that someday they ‘may be associates with advantages, who is aware of!’
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