Curtis and Maura first coupled up during the 2019 series of Love Island and continued their relationship in the outside world after finishing in fourth place. Sadly though, it wasn’t meant to be and Maura announced they’d split in March last year.
Although she insisted their split was amicable, things between Curtis and Maura soon turned bitter when he went on to date Amber Pierson – a dancer he was accused of cheating on her with – and Maura went official with fellow Islander Chris Taylor.
Their split may have played out in the public eye but Curtis has explained how speaking to dating agents Paul Carrick Brunson and Anna Williamson was the first time he was properly able to open up.
“I cried, because I hadn’t spoken to anybody about the Maura situation before,” he told The Sun.
“To talk openly and freely was a breath of fresh air. It was nice to be able to speak with people I felt safe talking about it with.”
He added, “I love the work I do, and I’m still young. I just feel it was also the same for Maura, and it just meant we went our separate ways.”
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Curtis’ comments come after he was questioned about his split with Maura during a live appearance on Channel 4 show Steph’s Packed Lunch.
When Strictly winner Bill Bailey asked if he’s spoken to Maura, Curtis admitted, “I haven't no, I have no idea what she's even doing.
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Maura and Chris went public with their relationship back in November after months of speculation, with a furious Curtis revealing he felt “betrayed”.
He raged, “I feel betrayed by them both — two people I was very close to.
“When I saw the pictures, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel hurt. I was upset. How long has this truly been going on for?
“At the time I was accused of cheating, but I never did. I was always faithful to Maura. Now her true colours are shown. They said they would never ever be together, and here they are.”