LOVE Island's Maura Higgins has revealed she's split up with her boyfriend Chris Taylor but insists she "still loves him".
The reality TV star broke the news on Instagram today, telling 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.
"While 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 of the love and support."
Chris also released a statement on Instagram, saying: "Hey guys. 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 one 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 appreciated."
After months of speculation, Maura revealed she was dating Chris in November after their friendship turned romantic in lockdown.
The Love Island pair had always denied romance rumours, but Chris, melted hearts by admitting he'd "fallen in love with his best mate."
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