Love Island’s Maura Higgins ‘tried to make things work’ with Curtis Pritchard before their split

Love Island’s Maura Higgins wanted things to work out with Curtis Pritchard before the pair announced their shock split.

The Dancing On Ice beauty, 29, took to Instagram this week to announce she and Curtis had ended things eight months after meeting in the Spanish villa last year.

However, despite wanting the relationship to continue, Maura and Curtis have gone their separate ways.

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A source told MailOnline: “It's going to be a tough time for Maura.

“She really tried to make things work with Curtis but unfortunately they've gone their separate ways.”

Maura confirmed her split from Curtis in a statement on Monday night, while the professional dancer is yet to break his silence on the breakup.

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In a short statement, she wrote: "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 feelings on either side.

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"We tried to make it work but it wasn't to be and I wish Curtis nothing but the best for the future."

She finished the post to her story with a large broken heart emoji.

Their break up comes just eight months after they finished in fourth place on Love Island last year.

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Earlier on Monday, the former Dancing On Ice star denied rumours the pair had separated after not being seen together in over a month.

The last time the pair were seen together was at the National Television Awards on 28 January when they hosted red carpet coverage of the ceremony.

Curtis and Maura were both spotted in London this weekend, but enjoyed separate nights out.

Maura was seen partying away on a boozy night out with former Love Island co-star Chris Taylor, who poured vodka into her mouth from the bottle at swanky Mayfair nightclub Luxx.

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