Love Island star Maura Higgins has announced that she and fellow contestant Chris Taylor have split up after six months together.

Higgins shared the news on her Instagram Stories, writing: "It breaks my heart to even type this. But I wanted to let everyone know that myself and Chris have made the joint decision to end our relationship.

"There is no wrongdoing on either side… we still love, care & respect each other deeply. From the minute we met each other we've been very close friends and that will never change.

"There is no regret. Life is about taking chances. We wanted to make this work but we have realised we work better being friends."

"Whilst I appreciate people may speculate or create false stories, this is the truth," Higgins concluded. "I wish Chris nothing but the best and I will always be one of his biggest supporters X.

"Thank you for all the love and support."

Higgins and Taylor first met when they took part in Love Island in 2019.

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