Maura Higgins Love Island: What Is She Doing Now?

By Abigail Lister

9th August 2021

Maura Higgins Love Island: What Is She Doing Now?

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The Irish beauty turned heads on the fifth series of Love Island in 2019 with her funny banter and stunning looks.

Maura finished fourth on the show with dancer Curtis Pritchard and has had a whirlwind career since then.

So what is Maura Higgins from Love Island up to now?

What Is Maura Higgins Love Island Up To?

Since leaving the Love Island villa in 2019, Maura Higgins has been busy. In 2020, just five months after leaving the villa, she starred on Dancing on Ice, partnered with Alexander Demetriou.

However, she caused some controversy on the show when her partner confirmed he was splitting from his wife. The Love Island star and professional skater had previously been romantically linked, and clearly had chemistry on the ice.

Maura Higgins Presenter

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Unfortunately, Maura’s ice skating journey ended early, and she was the sixth celebrity eliminated from the competition.

Since Love Island, she’s also modelled for boohoo and Ann Summers.

Her career stepped up in 2021 when she announced that she is the new host of Glow Up Ireland, an Irish spin-off of the popular makeup artist reality show.

The UK version was hosted by Stacy Dooley and later Maya Jama, so she’s in good company.

She told fans on Instagram that she had just finished filming the first episode, saying: “Episode one complete, I can not wait for you all to see the first ever series of Glow Up Ireland. Coming soon.”

Her Journey in the Villa

When Maura Higgins entered the villa, she was working as a model and grid girl – unsurprising given her good looks.

From County Longford, Ireland, she caused a stir when she told Curtis she had eyes for him. He was previously in a couple with Amy Hart but had his head turned by newcomer Jourdan in Casa Amor.

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Initially, Maura had her eyes on Tommy Fury, but he ended up coupling up with Molly-Mae Hague, and the two have been together ever since.

Maura and Curtis looked totally loved up as the series drew to a close, and the pair ended up in the final. However, Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea ended up being crowned winners.

The Love Island star stayed with Curtis until March 2020, when the couple announced their split. She told fans that it just “wasn’t meant to be,” though they have remained friends.

“Curtis and I have made the decision to separate. We enjoyed a great experience from our time in the villa and want to thank everyone for supporting our relationship.

There is no easy way to get through a breakup and no bad feeling on either side.”

Who Is Her Boyfriend?

While rumours abounded about Maura and her Dancing on Ice partner Alexander, the pair insisted that they were just good friends.

After her split with Curtis, Maura officially dated fellow Love Islander Chris Taylor, but that relationship didn’t last long either, and the pair split in May 2021.

So who is Maura Higgins dating now?

Well, it seems that Maura has something for dancers, as she’s now seeing Strictly Come Dancing professional Giovanni Pernice. Her Love Island ex Curtis Pritchard has a link to the show through his brother AJ Pritchard, who is also a professional dancer.

The Italian dancing champion and Love Island star were pictured together in Blackpool in July this year. They finally confirmed that they were a couple on 9th July on Instagram.

Giovanni Pernice Maura Higgins

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The couple both posted loved-up pictures on the same day, with Giovanni captioning his “You’re mine” and Maura captioning hers “I’m yours”.

Rumours first sparked when they were pictured at the same Cornish hotel in June 2021. The same month, they both attended the Italy v Austria match of the Euros 2020 at Wembley.

Maura might be anxious to see who Giovanni’s going to be coupled up in this series of popular dancing reality show. The first contestants have just been announced, with Tom Fletcher, Robert Webb, AJ Ododu, Rhys Stephenson, and Sara Davies all entering the show.

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