Maura Higgins has been seen having an emotional meeting with her Dancing On Ice partner Alexander Demetriou after announcing her split from Curtis Pritchard.
The 29 year old took to Instagram to confirm she had broken up with Curtis, 24, eight months after they met on last year's series of Love Island.
Irish beauty Maura has now been seen reuniting with Alexander two weeks after being given the boot from the hit ITV skating show.
In photographs obtained by The Sun Online, Maura and Alexander were seen enjoying a coffee at a cafe in Essex.
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The pair are said to have met at Riverside Leisure Centre in Chelmsford, where it is believed they used to train for Dancing On Ice.
A source told the publication: "Maura seemed upset and was deep in conversation with Alex over coffees in the cafe.
"It's an unlikely place to see a star, but there is an ice skating rink there so I imagine they were there for a skate."
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In a heartbreaking statement posted on Monday, the reality star 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.
"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."
It was then reported that the couple had made the decision to split three months before announcing the news, and only stayed together to protect their "brand".
An insider told The Sun Online: "Maura felt pressured to stick with him. They had booked jobs together, parties they had to attend.
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"When they met in Love Island it was genuine. But when the showbiz treadmill started on the outside, it was a sham.
"The NTAs was the last straw. Maura has star quality and is a professional. Curtis showed his true colours that night."
Fans are convinced that Maura hinted at their split the night before the announcement with a cryptic Instagram upload.
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On Sunday night, the brunette shared a sultry solo shot of herself wearing a black droptop and high-waisted denim jeans.
The caption read: “In my head,” leaving no further context. But, some clever followers now think the caption was in reference to the Ariana Grande song of the same name.
Ariana's track, which features in her 2019 album thank u, next, describes how she fell in love with a version of a partner she created in her head.
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