Love Island’s Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor confirm they’re dating: ‘I fell in love with my best mate’

Chris Taylor and Maura Higgins confirmed their relationship (Picture: Instagram)

Love Island’s Chris Taylor and Maura Higgins have confirmed they are dating after sharing loved up photos on Instagram.

The pair both shared a photo of them almost kissing in front of a pool and skyline in Dubai, confirming their relationship.

Chris wrote: ‘Turns out I fell in love with my best mate’ while Maura added: ‘He’s mine’ along with a love heart emoji.

Maura tagged the picture as being taken in Dubai, as they appear to have taken a trip to celebrate Maura’s 30th birthday on Wednesday.

The pair had teased a romance at the end of last week as Chris posted a video of them almost kissing at home.

Chris tried his hand at the TikTok ‘kiss your best friend challenge’ with Maura, which say them recreating the Dirty Dancing lift before Chris lunged in for a snog.

He wrote alongside it: ‘Kiss your best friend challenge @maurahiggins . Cheers Tiktok… bl**dy fantastic idea probs shouldn’t have lunged in fairness.

‘If anyone’s confused about why I took my top off… go watch Crazy, Stupid Love immediately’.

Maura had commented: ‘Stop trying to kiss your best friend’ to throw fans off the scent.

Earlier in the summer, Chris had denied that he and Maura see each other as anything more than friends.

Appearing on Vicky Pattison’s podcast The Secret To in July, he claimed: ‘We’ve never really thought about it like that, we’re just super close mates.

‘We care about each other, we look out for each other, we basically bully each other. I don’t think we ever say anything nice to each other’s faces, but that’s our banter.

‘She’s Irish and it’s the Irish banter and that’s my kind of banter. If you were around us together you’d think, “these two f**king hate each other,” we don’t.

‘We like each other and the thing is, it’s never been something that’s crossed our minds and it wouldn’t happen for the fact that we don’t want to ruin our friendship.

‘We don’t see each other that way. We’re platonic as they say, platonic friends.’

Chris and Maura had met on ITV2’s Love Island in 2019 but Maura had coupled up with Curtis Pritchard while Chris briefly dated Harley Brash.

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