Love Island’s Joanna Chimonides spills tea on ‘perfect couple’ Chris Taylor and Maura Higgins

Rumours have been swirling about whether they're more than friends

Love Island's Chris Taylor, Maura Higgins and Joanna Chimonides

by Nathan Katnoria |

Love Island co-stars Chris Taylor and Maura Higgins found themselves the subject of romance rumours earlier this week after he spent the weekend at her Essex home. Not only was he spotted in the same clothes he was wearing 48 hours earlier but onlookers also reported Chris to have “a spring in his step” as he left Maura’s house.

The pair have been close pals ever since meeting in the villa last summer and as much as all signs point to a potential romance following Maura’s split with Curtis Pritchard, a representative for the former ring girl has insisted her relationship with Chris is “simply platonic”.

That hasn’t stopped rumours swirling though and now one of Chris and Maura’s fellow Islanders has spoken out about their relationship for the first time.

Joanna Chimonides – who has recently been linked to Strictly Come Dancing pro Giovanni Pernice – broke her silence on the rumours to publicly show her support for Chris and Maura.

“If Chris and Maura are together I mean, that’d be one of the most perfect couples because they actually get along so well!”, she said on her FUBAR Radio show.

“They’re both silly, they both like joke around all the time and I think it’d be really cute.”

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Joanna went on to reveal Maura is “always” at Chris’ flat, which he shares with Michael Griffiths and Jordan Hames.

“They’re all like best mates. I don’t know if anything’s gone down before but I know that they’re all just friends and Maura and Chris especially are like best mates,” she added.

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Despite Maura denying they were romantically involved, Chris added fuel to the fire earlier this week with his latest social media post.

The 29-year old shared a snap of himself wearing a Mickey Mouse dressing gown, with the caption, “Just need to find a Minnie.”

If that sounds familiar, it’s probably because Maura shared an extremely similar post last week in a Minnie Mouse dressing gown, with the caption, “Just need to find a Mickey.”

Maura didn’t give anything away with her response to Chris’ post as she cryptically added, “Interesting 😂😂😂.”

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