Dancing On Ice’s Carlotta Edwards ‘blames Maura Higgins’ for Alexander Demetriou split

He confirmed their marriage was over last month

Maura Higgins, Carlotta Edwards and Alexander Demetriou

by Nathan Katnoria |
Updated on

Following months of speculation about his relationship with celebrity partner Maura Higgins, Dancing On Ice professional skater Alexander Demetriou split from his wife and co-star Carlotta Edwards last month and while the Love Island star continues to insist they’re just friends, reports claim Carlotta blames Maura for the breakdown of her marriage.

Carlotta, who removed her wedding ring and flew back to her native Canada in the wake of the split, has allegedly been telling friends that she “doesn’t believe” Alexander’s claim that he doesn’t have romantic feelings for Maura and was left hurt by suggestions of jealousy.

A source told The Sun, “Carlotta is devastated and hurting from her split with Alex.

“She’s upset by his accusations of jealousy and doesn’t believe he didn’t have romantic feelings for Maura.”

“As far as she’s concerned they were happy, then she came on the scene and their marriage fell apart,” the source continued.

CHECK OUT the celebrity couples who've split in 2020


CLOSER Celebrity splits 2020

Celebrity-splits-20201 of 4

Fern Britton and Phil Vickery

ITV mainstays Fern Britton and Phil Vickery announced they were divorcing in January after 20 years of marriage. "After more than 20 happy years together, Phil and I have decided to go our separate ways," said Fern. "We will always share a great friendship and our lovely children."

Celebrity-splits-20202 of 4

Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler

Hollywood couple Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler reportedly called it quits in January 2019 after dating since September 2011, with a source telling Us Weekly, "Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup."

Celebrity-splits-20203 of 4

Ashley Roberts and Giovanni Pernice

After meeting on Strictly Come Dancing back in 2018, Giovanni Pernice and Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts announced their split in January 2020. "@IamAshleyRoberts and I have made the decision to separate as a couple. We remain friends and wish each other well for the future," Giovanni tweeted.

Celebrity-splits-20204 of 4

Pamela Anderson and Jon Peters

They dated briefly in the late 80s, and in January 2020 Pamela Anderson and film producer Jon Peters tied the knot in a private Malibu ceremony. But in true Hollywood style, the couple divorced just 12 days later. Pamela said, "We would be very grateful for your support as we take some time apart to re-evaluate what we want from life and from one another."

READ MORE celeb news

Maura Higgins shares make-up free selfie as she admits 'hiding behind filters'

Love Island's Molly-Mae Hague begs Tommy Fury NOT to propose 😲

Jacqueline Jossa 'secretly' moves into new house following Dan Osborne 'split'

Alexander confirmed he was no longer with Carlotta last month by releasing a statement on social media.

He told his followers, “I’m sorry I have been quiet on social media recently but it’s been a tough time personally for me. Carlotta and I have separated.

“Although it saddens me that we can no longer be together, I feel this is best for the both of us. I’m looking forward to what the future will bring but in the meantime let’s all stay home and stay safe. Alex xx.”

WATCH Jack Fowler doesn't think he's husband material | Answers The Internet Live

Alexander and Maura were first linked after they were paired together for Dancing On Ice in January but speculation grew when he was pictured leaving her Essex home.

Addressing the photos in a furious tweet, Maura wrote, “2020 and yet again a man and woman cannot be friends! Me and Alex are friends and Joe and I are friends! YES, I have more male friends than female! GET OVER IT!!!”

She refuted the rumours once again in a fan Q&A on Instagram when asked, “What do you think about the stories the press have said about you and Alex?”

Maura replied, “Again, it doesn’t bother me. “We’re in 2020 and a man and a woman still cannot just be friends. Pure sh--e, you know?”

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us