The new inseparable couple returned to the UK on Sunday after enjoying a month-long romantic getaway in Dubai.
And Maura Higgins gushed over her new beau Chris Taylor as she shared a smitten snap of the pair on her Instagram on Christmas Eve.
The Love Island beauty, 30, cut a relaxed figure in denim shorts and an oversized white tee in the pressure of their recent trip to Dubai.
‘All I want for Christmas is you’: Maura Higgins gushed about her new beau Chris Taylor as she shared a smitten snap of the pair on her Instagram on Christmas Eve
She added a bit of glamor to her understated outfit with a face full of makeup and a coat of pink lipstick as she snuggled up against her boyfriend.
Maura effortlessly pulled her dark tresses back into a sleek, high bun, letting two locks fall out and frame her sunny face.
While her former Love Island co-star Chris, 30, looked dapper in an all-black ensemble, completed with a latex bomber jacket.
He sported his characteristic round frames and gelled his recognizable brunette figure swept away from his face.
Smitten: Love Island beauty, 30, didn’t hesitate to brag about her new boyfriend, as she wrote: “I already have what I want for Christmas… It’s you @christophertaylorofficial”
The beloved couple, who confirmed they were dating last month after relentless speculation, wrapped their arms around each other as they enjoyed their vacation.
Along with the cliché, Maura did not hesitate to share her sincere feelings for her boyfriend, writing: “I already have what I want for Christmas… it’s you @christophertaylorofficial” (sic)
In the caption, the reality TV star also wished her 3.1 million subscribers a “Merry Christmas Eve” and expressed her “heartfelt sympathy” to those who are spending Christmas “alone”.
She continued, “Merry Christmas to all my family, friends and friends️ subscribers️
“My sincere sympathy goes out to those who are spending Christmas alone or who have lost a loved one during this time… stay strong”
Emerging romance: The couple have been virtually inseparable since best friends revealed their relationship on November 24, after landing in the UAE
Chris was quick to share his admiration for his girlfriend, as he commented on the post, “YOU KNOW HOW TO CRIEL I AM !!! I love you my crazy little
The couple have been virtually inseparable since best friends revealed their relationship on November 24, after landing in the United Arab Emirates.
The photogenic duo took to Instagram to confirm their budding romance, posting identical snaps, taken poolside in Dubai.
Maura, who celebrated her birthday on the trip, and Chris looked lovingly at each other in the photo, smirking, with Maura captioning her post, “He’s mine!” “
Chris followed suit, writing, “Turns out I fell in love with my best friend!” “
The beloved pair looked like the picture of happiness – Maura in a champagne satin mini dress and Chris in her jazzy shirt and ripped skinny jeans.
Maura and Chris had already fueled romance rumors for months with their close friendship, but denied they were an item as far back as July.
They made tongues quiver after doing fun TikToks together, getting settled in during Twister games, going out in the evenings, and wearing each other’s dressing gowns.
But Chris, who was paired with Harley Brash on Love Island, and Maura have consistently denied the rumors in the months following her split from Curtis Pritchard.
Denial: Maura and Chris, 30, have been fueling rumors for months with their very close friendship, but have denied they were an item as far back as July
But after learning of Maura’s new romance, Irish beauty ex Curtis, 24, of the Irish beauty, lashed out at her and her “close” friend Chris.
Their romance ended in March after nine months of dating, and the dancer said he felt “hurt” and “betrayed” after announcing that she and Chris were official.
Speaking to The Sun recently, he said, “I feel betrayed by them both – two people I was very close to.
“When I saw the photos, I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel hurt. I was angry. How long has this really lasted?
Curtis has been accused of cheating after he was pictured kissing dancer Amber Pierson after previously insisting they were “just friends” during his romance with Maura.
Best Friends: They made tongues shake after doing TikToks together, got comfortable during Twister games, spent nights out, and dressed in bathrobes.
Denying once again that he was ever unfaithful during his time with the brunette, Curtis suggested that Chris was waiting backstage for the chance to date Maura.
He explained, “If you look back on everything – and I’m looking back now – I’m like, ‘Curtis, all the signs were blooming out there, why didn’t you realize?’
“You don’t do it when you’re in this situation.
“You trust what they say. Now its true colors are displayed.
“They said they would never be together, and here they are.
Injured: Curtis Pritchard (right) recently blasted his Love Island ex-girlfriend Maura and ‘close’ friend Chris after learning of their new romance (Photo in 2019)