Maura Higgins has confirmed her split from Curtis Pritchard just hours after denying reports.
The 29 year old took to Instagram to reveal the news to her 2.8million followers.
In a short statement, she wrote: "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.
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"There is no easy way to get through a breakup and no bad feelings 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 finished the post to her story with a large broken heart emoji.
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Their break up comes just eight months after they finished in fourth place on Love Island last year.
Earlier on Monday, the former Dancing On Ice star denied rumours the pair had separated after not being seen together in over a month.
The last time the pair were seen together was at the National Television Awards on 28 January when they hosted red carpet coverage of the ceremony.
A representative for Maura told The Sun Online they pair "are still together" as Curtis' also denied the pair had split.
Love Island stars Curtis and Maura were both spotted in London this weekend, but enjoyed separate nights out.
Maura was seen partying away on a boozy night out with former Love Island co-star Chris Taylor, who poured vodka into her mouth from the bottle at swanky Mayfair nightclub Luxx.
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Meanwhile, Curtis was seen out with his The Greatest Dancer colleagues after this weekend's live show just seven miles away from Maura's location.
Fans took to social media to share their concern for the status of the couple's relationship, with one writing on Maura's Instagram page: "Have you and Curtis broken up?"
A second asked: "Do u think maybe maura & curtis are in an open relationship? [sic]"
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While a third wrote to their followers: "I think maura and curtis have split up, they haven't been seen together for weeks on social or in person. I'm calling it now. [sic]"
It was previously reported that Maura and Curtis had an argument during their last appearance together at the NTAs.
Maura was reportedly overheard calling Curtis a "user" and revealed she had landed them the gig at the event.
She is believed to have said: "He said I only got the NTAs gig because of him. It was actually my management that sorted it."
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