She has not had the easiest ride in the Love Island villa.
And things seemed to be running a lot smoother for Maura Higgins as she has been getting to know new hunk Dennon Lewis, 22, and even shared a steamy smooch with him on Sunday's Love Island.
However, the fiery ring girl, 28, kept her options open as she set her sights on newbie Marvin Brooks, 28, on Monday's edition of the TV series.
New beau? Maura Higgins, 28, kept her options open as as she set her sights on Marvin Brooks, also 28, on Monday's edition of Love Island
During a candid chat with personal trainer Marvin, the pocket rocket opened up to him on how she thinks they are well suited because her mum might approve.
The brunette told him: 'I was thinking, I wonder what my mammy would say to me now who would she choose? Would it be Dennon or Marvin? I was thinking I just know who she would [pick for me.]'
Alluding that it would in fact be Marvin, she continued: 'I know her inside out, she’s very like me.'
Marvin, pleased that he may have the seal of approval from Maura’s mum, responded: 'I want to send a message back to mammy!'
On the way out? The ring girl has the been getting to know new hunk Dennon Lewis, 22, and even shared a steamy smooch with him on Sunday night's show
Admitting that family is a big part of her life, she added: 'You’re obviously very close to your mother, that’s a big thing for me.'
Viewers also saw loyalties being tested as Curtis Pritchard, Michael Griffiths and Anna Vakili admit their romances may well be compromised by the temptations of Casa Amor.
All three of the Love Island originals have their feathers ruffled – and their heads turned – by newcomers Jourdan Riane, Joanna Chimonides and Ovie Soko.
Mummy's boy: During a candid chat with personal trainer Marvin, the pocket rocket opened up to him on how she thinks they are well suited because her mum might approve
Evidently fearing Casa Amor, its genetically blessed occupants and the impact their powers of persuasion might have on her coupling with Curtis, Amy Hart unwittingly foreshadowed trouble in paradise during a conversation in the bedroom.
‘I’m visualising me walking into the fire-pit and him sitting there with some f**king bird,’ she moaned helplessly to Amber - and her fears prove to be well founded.
Visiting the Beach Hut later that day, the professional dancer admitted he is slowly being swayed.
‘Me and Amy are good,’ he blurted. ‘I can see a future with her, I enjoy spending time with her and everything but why am I having doubts?’
Those doubts led to a private chat with Vogue model Jourdan, who struggled to conceal her delight as he