Maura Higgins could miss her sister’s wedding in three weeks time during her stint on ‘Love Island’.
The 28-year-old model has shaken up the villa since she walked in last week, and now the brunette beauty may reportedly not be attending her sibling Louise’s nuptials in Ireland because of starring on the ITV2 show in Majorca, despite the wedding being planned “over a year ago”.
A source told The Sun Online:
“Louise got engaged in 2016 and the wedding was planned over a year ago. So Maura would have known that when she applied for Love Island.
“But Maura and Louise are very close and her sister fully supports her decision to go on Love Island. In fact she’s happy for Maura and is delighted she’s been given an amazing opportunity to find love and further her career.”
Maura has had one long-term relationship of nine years with her ex-fiance James Finnegan – who split with the star in 2017 – and it has been revealed he has been invited to the wedding.
The insider added:
“James will be at that wedding too cause he’s good friends with Louise’s fiance. To be fair they were set to be brothers-in-law.
“It was a tough decision for Maura and no doubt she’ll be gutted not to be there.
“But her family will be rooting for her either way and want her to make it through to the Love Island final.”
This news comes as Maura admitted that Danny Williams has caught her eye on Thursday’s (20.06.19) episode of ‘Love Island’.
The 28-year-old model shocked the other Islanders on this week when she admitted she wasn’t feeling a connection with newcomer Tom Walker – who has made it clear he fancies her – but the brunette beauty could still set her sights on 21-year-old hunk Danny, even though he is coupled up with Yewande Biala.
Speaking with Molly-Mae Hague and Lucie Donlan on the terrace, she said:
“It’ll be interesting to see what happens with Yewande and Danny. He is a really nice guy. I have such a laugh with Danny. He has got good craic.”