Maura Higgins reportedly hit back after her ex Curtis Pritchard was pictured kissing the dancer he was supposed to cheat on her with.
A source close to the Love Island star, 29, told MailOnline that she viewed her warm exchange with Amber Pierson as “a huge kick in the teeth” and thinks she “should have trusted her instinct ”following claims about their relationship in the past.
Maura and Curtis called for the closure in March, just eight months after leaving the Love Island villa, with sources claiming at the time that the Irish reality TV star felt pressured to maintain the romance to improve her profile, this which the dancer firmly denies.
EXCLUSIVE: Maura Higgins, 29, reportedly hit back after ex Curtis Pritchard was pictured kissing the dancer he was supposed to cheat on her with
A source close to Maura told MailOnline: ‘It’s a huge kick in the teeth for Maura as she had her suspicions and now thinks she should have trusted her gut back then.
“However, Maura is in a very good situation right now, focusing on herself and her career. “
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Curtis Pritchard for comment.
Drama: A source close to the reality TV star said Maura thinks she “should have trusted her gut” following claims about Curtis’ relationship with Amber, which he has denied
What’s going on? Amid the reports, Maura also took to Twitter to share a cryptic tweet about ‘the truth coming out’
Sexy: It comes after Curtis was pictured sharing a kiss with dancer Amber Pierson (pictured), with the TV star leaning in for a kiss and wrapping his arm around her in a London park
Just hours after Curtis was pictured kissing blonde dancer Amber, Maura also took to Twitter on Saturday to cryptically write, “The truth always comes out. “
Love Island star Curtis has previously hit back at claims he cheated on ex-girlfriend Maura, along with Amber, who also called the speculation a “complete lie.”
However, it appears the couple have grown closer in recent months as they were seen kissing as they walked through a park in footage obtained by The Sun.
Love: Curtis was pictured kissing Amber on Friday, after insisting they were ‘friends’ when he was struck by claims he cheated on Maura (pictured 2019)
Curtis picked up the PDA as he wrapped his arm around Amber and leaned in for a kiss. Amber is also a professional dancer and model based in London.
An insider told the publication, “It’s over for Curtis and Amber pretending they’re just friends. Their “friends” line did not fool anyone.
Curtis reportedly took Amber on a double date on Tuesday, where they enjoyed dinner with her brother AJ, 25, and girlfriend Abbie Quinnen.
Amber was also spotted on a trip to Cornwall with the group last week. Scrupulous fans spotted her next to Curtis in a series of photos shared on Instagram.
The revelation is likely to be a blow to Curtis’ ex-Love Island Maura, who he parted ways with in March.
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Maura for comment, a spokesperson for Curtis was not available for comment.
Denied: Amber (pictured center right) and Curtis (pictured center) called allegations of their alleged affair “complete lies” despite their recent date at the park
Rumbled: The dancing couple have been spotted together on several occasions, including a romantic double date with Curtis AJ’s brother, 25, and girlfriend Abbie Quinnen
Their relationship was rumored to be on the rocks after speculation surfaced that Curtis was getting too friendly with the blonde beauty.
His Irish ex is said to have confronted him after noticing that he was getting closer to his dancer “friend”.
Red flags were raised for Maura when she was alerted to an anonymous tweet, saying that Curtis was seen “hugging and kissing” the blonde.
As a result of the speculation, Amber dismissed claims she had an affair with Curtis behind Maura’s back calling them “complete lies” but called the Love Island track a “lovable and talented guy.” .
Speaking to Instagram, she wrote: “I didn’t want to talk about it, but I think I have to because I recently received a few abusive messages regarding what was in the papers.
“To be very clear, Curtis and I have never been together. We are simply friends and dance partners! There are 13 dancers on tour, and I’m one of them.
“This week’s ‘cheating’ allegations are out of the blue and complete lies.
“I didn’t want to be a part of this, but what I will say is that Curtis is a really lovely, talented guy, who doesn’t deserve any of this. I hope that will set the record straight and we can continue. Amber x. ‘
Wandering eye? Curtis and Maura’s relationship was reportedly on the rocks after speculation surfaced that Curtis was getting too friendly with the blonde beauty
Curtis and Maura found love towards the end of the 2019 ITV series and continued dating for eight months after their date before their relationship ended in 2020.
It was claimed at the time that the couple had returned to their friendship with their Dancing On Ice partner, Alexander Demetriou.
The Sun reported that Alex’s friendly relationship with Maura sparked arguments with his Dancing On Ice skater wife Carlotta Edwards.
Carlotta and Alex have since announced their marriage breakdown, but Maura has always insisted that she is just friends with the professional skater.
Set the record straight! In March, Amber dismissed claims she had an affair with the Love Island hunk behind her ex Maura’s back as “complete lies”