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Best pals and Love Island co-stars Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor dated after becoming more than friends – but who was Chris with on Love Island?
After well over a year as best friends, Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor surprised fans on Instagram by announcing they were dating – months after insisting they were just friends!
Maura and Chris shared separate statements saying there was "no wrong doing" on either side and they "still love, care and respect" each other, but they've gone back to simply being mates.
Maura was unlucky in love on Love Island before she eventually coupled up with Curtis Pritchard – a relationship which lasted until March this year, while Chris became everybody’s best mate on the show.
But who was Chris Taylor with on Love Island? Here's the lowdown on his villa journey…
Chris entered the villa in 2019 as a late arrival alongside Francesca Allen, but he quickly won the hearts of the nation as he paraded around in patterned silk robes with his hair in a towel.
He coupled up with Harley Brash for a few weeks before they were booted from the villa, but that relationship only lasted a short period before they split as they “didn’t have enough quality time for each other.”
Before Harley, he coupled up with Maura as friends when her hopes to pair up with Curtis were dashed by Francesca.
Maura was planning to make her move on Curtis after the Irish beauty dumped Casa Amor contestant Marvin Brooks.
Chris also had a brief closeness with Francesca at the start of his villa journey, a bond which had viewers begging for them to get together.