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LOVE ISLAND couple Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins announced they have officially split up. Here is everything you need to know about why the couple broke up.

PUBLISHED: 21:51, Mon, Mar 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:09, Mon, Mar 2, 2020

Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins met during the fifth season of ITV's Love Island and have been dating for eight months. But, after 20 weeks of being an official couple, they have pulled the plug on their relationship. Here is everything you need to know about why the couple ended their romance.

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The couple’s relationship has been on the rocks for some time after there were rumours Curtis had cheated on his girlfriend.

The Love Island star appeared on Lorraine to address the rumours, and said they were “nonsense”.

Despite his defence the rumours left their relationship in a bad place and Maura failed to respond to her boyfriend’s Valentine’s Day message on social media.

Maura recently appeared as a contestant on ITV’s Dancing on Ice and Curtis claimed the couple were doing well, and he had been to watch her from the side of the rink.

READ MORE: Love Island star Maura Higgins confirms split with Curtis Pritchard

Love Island: Curtis and Maura have splitLove Island: Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins break up (Image: Getty)

Love Island: Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins look happyLove Island: Curtis and Maura at the Teen Awards (Image: Getty)

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Maura explained the situation on Instagram and said it was a mutual decision to call time on their relationship.

She said: “Curtis and I have made the decision to separate. We enjoyed a great experience from our time in the villa and want to thank everyone for supporting our relationship.

“There is no easy way to get through a break up and no bad feeling on either side. We tried to make it work but it wasn’t to be, and I wish Curtis nothing but the best for the future.”

She followed the post with a broken heart emoji at the end.

Love Island: Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins at the NTA'sLove Island: Curtis and Maura hosted the NTA backstage interviews

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