Model and presenter Maura Higgins has confirmed that she is now in a relationship with friend and fellow Love Island contestant Chris Taylor.

Higgins shared a photo on Instagram of the two embracing in Dubai and captioned it: "He's mine."

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Taylor also shared the photo on his account, writing: "Turns out I fell in love with my best mate."

There had been speculation in the past about the nature of Higgins and Taylor's relationship, but they had insisted that they were just good friends.

Higgins was previously in a relationship with her Love Island housemate Curtis Pritchard. Higgins, Taylor and Pritchard all took part in the ITV show in 2019.

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