Love Island’s Maura Higgins admitted seeing her ex Curtis Pritchard hang out with dancer Amber Pierson was a “kick in the teeth.”
The reality TV star, 29, split from the professional dancer, 24, in March, just eight months after leaving the Love Island villa when speculation surfaced that he was getting too friendly with Amber, 21. years.
And now the Dancing on Ice alum has claimed her last two boyfriends cheated on her – after talking about her ex before Curtis was unfaithful as Curtis has denied the allegations in recent months.
‘Kick in the teeth’: Love Island’s Maura Higgins admitted seeing ex Curtis Pritchard hang out with dancer Amber Pierson was a ‘kick in the teeth’
Speaking to The Sun’s Fabulous, she said, “Everything happens for a reason and, to be honest, I wish her the best.
“I’m in a good position now. It’s not a pretty sight, but I’m fine. It’s kind of kicked in the teeth that I was cheated on by my last two boyfriends, but I’ll be stronger for it.
The Irish beauty explained their relationship started to crumble hours after her first performance in Dancing on Ice when Curtis was pictured in a clinch with a girl at a New Years party.
Thinking back to that time, she wished she had tackled the allegations head-on, but was so focused on her first skate that she “didn’t want to make it a problem.”
New romance: Curtis has been pictured getting comfortable with blonde dancer Amber in recent weeks
In the past: The reality TV star, 29, split from professional dancer, 24, in March, just eight months after leaving the Love Island villa (pictured before their split)
She added: “I tried to push it aside and it was maybe the worst thing I could have done. If I hadn’t, I probably wouldn’t have performed my first show as well as I did, but looking back, I knew there was something.
Maura’s comments come after Curtis was pictured doing a very comfortable display with Amber, who he previously denied cheating on Maura, earlier this month.
The Love Island star and dancer walked arm in arm and stopped to share a kiss as they enjoyed an evening stroll.
After the footage was revealed, a source close to Curtis’ ex told MailOnline it was a “huge kick in the teeth.”
At the time of their split, the former couple’s friends insisted that Curtis had not cheated on Maura with Amber.
Rumors: Previously, a source said the cheating allegations were a “smear campaign” by Maura to “turn away” from rumors about her relationship with her Dancing On Ice partner, Alexander Demetriou.
A source close to Curtis and Maura told MailOnline that the cheating allegations were a “smear campaign” by Maura to serve as a “hijack” of rumors circulating about her relationship with her Dancing On Ice partner, Alexander Demetriou.
At the time, the insider said: “The claims earlier this year that Curtis was with Amber while she was still with Maura were simply a tactical diversion on his part to quell the rumors circulating about the close relationship. that she had with her dance partner Alex ”.
Alexander and his wife Carlotta Edwards split earlier this year, with Alex admitting she had become “jealous” of his close bond with Maura, saying he “didn’t want to drive her anymore.”
A friend of Curtis and Maura insisted there was “no overlap” between seeing Amber and reports that Maura and Alex had grown closer during their time on the show.
Denied: Amber (pictured center right) and Curtis (pictured center) called allegations of their alleged affair ‘complete lies’ despite their recent date
Speaking to Instagram at the time, 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 dancing partners! There are 13 dancers on tour, and I’m one of them. The allegations of “cheating” this week are out of the blue and complete lies.
“I didn’t want to be part of this, but what I will say is that Curtis is a really lovely, talented guy, who doesn’t deserve any of this. Hopefully that will set the record straight and we can move on. Amber x. ‘
However, since her post, the two have gone public with their romance after they were photographed kissing and holding hands.
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”