Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor announce SPLIT 💔

"We're both going through a very tough time"

Love Island's Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor split

by Carl Smith |
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Love Island's Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor have announced they've split after almost six months of dating.

The pair finally confirmed their relationship back in November 2020 after much speculation following Maura's public split from ex-boyfriend Curtis Pritchard; though Chris has now taken to Instagram to announce the pair have 'decided to part ways.'

Opening up about their split, Chris explained, "Hey guys. After some very heart felt conversations over the past few days, myself & Maura have decided to part ways.

"We are both still on very good terms and this was a mutual decision where nobody had done anything wrong.

"We will remain friends, as we have been since day 1 and I will always be in Maura's corner and have her back."

Love Island'sMaura Higgins and Chris Taylor spilt announcement
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Echoing Chris' statement, Maura posted her own heartfelt message to followers.

Speaking on Instagram Stories, she said, "It breaks my heart to even type this, but I wanted to let everyone know that myself and Chris have made the joint decision to end our relationship."

Love Island'sMaura Higgins and Chris Taylor spilt announcement
©Instagram/Maura Higgins

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Love Island richest stars - STACKED RADIO

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£4.4 million: Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland

After meeting on Love Island in 2016, Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland proved Love Island love does exist, tying the knot in a lucrative ceremony in 2018. The couple have proved staying together is certainly worthwhile, racking up a massive £4.4 million since they left the infamous villa.

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Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland

As well as landing a £25,000 magazine deal for their wedding, Alex and Olivia get paid around £2000 for each Instagram post, and the pair are reportedly set to land a cool £950k for clothing line Exempt Society. As well as this, the married couple landed their own TV show on TLC, which followed the build-up to their wedding, and they've also worked with brands such as Quiz and Mark Hill.

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£1.7 million: Dani Dyer

From the moment she appeared on Love Island in 2018, Dani Dyer was destined to make a ton of money... Her dad is THE Danny Dyer after all. Dani made her first major pay packet when she won the show alongside Jack Fincham back in 2018, landing a share of £50K.

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Dani Dyer

Although she's now split from Jack, Dani continues to roll in the money, landing deals with the likes of In The Style and Cadbury's. Dani also picks up a LUDICROUS £15,000 for her Instagram posts, and in 2019 she released her debut book 'What Would Dani Do? My Guide to Living Your Best Life'. As if this wasn't enough, the popular reality star recently launched her own eyelash product with make-up brand SOSU By SJ.

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£1.6 million: Amber Davies

Since winning Love Island alongside Kem Cetinay back in 2017, Amber Davies has made a cool £1.6 million from various different ventures. After taking her share of the £50K prize money, Amber went on to bigger and better things.

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Amber Davies

Pursuing her dream of being on stage, Amber landed her dream role in Dolly Parton's West End musical 9 To 5 alongside the likes of Louise Redknapp, and she's received amazing reviews. The brunette has also collaborated with clothing brand Motel Rocks, picking up a sound £500,000 deal with them. Amber also makes her money through her Instagram, reportedly receiving around £10K per post.

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£1.5 million: Kem Cetinay

Ah, the lovely Kem Cetinay! Just like his ex-girlfriend Amber, winning Love Island certainly helped the former hairdresser build up his bank balance. Earning around £1.5 million since leaving the villa as a champion in 2017, Kem was in demand!

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Kem Cetinay

As well as landing a record deal with his Love Island BFF Chris Hughes (and a TV show to follow), Kem has appeared on Dancing On Ice, on which he landed a backstage reporter role the following year. From this, Kem joined This Morning team as their showbiz reporter, and in 2019 he was unveiled as Primark's first ever male ambassador. Just like the others, Kem also makes his money on social media, racking up around £8K for his Insta posts.

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£1.4 million: Chris Hughes

Not to even mention the fact he's now dating Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson, Chris Hughes has certainly enjoyed success since fathering Cash Hughes in 2017.

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Chris Hughes

Upon leaving the villa, Chris landed his own TV show alongside his ex-girlfriend Olivia Attwood, and then another with his best mate Kem Cetinay. The cheeky-chap has worked with the likes of McDonald's, First Choice, Topman and Carphone Warehouse since leaving the villa, bringing in massive amounts of money. Chris has also put his horse racing passion to good use, presenting a number of shows, as well as releasing a book called You Bantering Me?

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£1.3 million: Kady McDermott

Following in the footsteps of her 2016 co-stars Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen, Kady McDermott has also done well for herself following the show. Despite not staying together with her Love Island BF Scott Thomas, Kady has earned a cool £1.3 million in the last two years.

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Kady McDermott

Kady started making money immediately after leaving the villa, charging around £10K for personal appearances alongside Scott. She later launched a fitness plan and beauty line, and appeared on TOWIE in early 2019 alongside her boyfriend Myles Barnett.

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£1.3 million: Gabby Allen

Despite her Love Island boyfriend Marcel Sommerville 'cheating' on her whilst the pair were on holiday, it hasn't all been bad news for the Scouser. Various different deals and endorsements have made Gabby £1.3 million.

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Gabby Allen

Using her passion of fitness to make money, Gabby launched her own app and fitness programme 'Shape Up With Gabby'. She also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2018. Gabz, who is now dating X Factor star Myles Stephenson, also made her money through clothing brands like Quiz, and she also makes around £2000 per Instagram post.

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£1.2 million: Olivia Attwood

She wasn't immediately liked by Love Island viewers in 2017, but Olivia Attwood has certainly changed the public's perception, racking up approximately £1.2 million since leaving the villa.

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Olivia Attwood

Although she split from Love Island boyfriend Chris Hughes not long after the show finished, Olivia made money from their TV show, before making an appearance on Celebs Go Dating and various other panel shows. Since then, Olivia has got back together with her footballer ex-boyfriend Bradley Dack and continued to make a killing from promotional deals. Liv charges £10k for personal appearances, and makes a lovely little £2k for her Instagram posts. She's also got a magazine column and landed a clothing deal with In The Style, and she's on TOWIE!

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£1.1 million: Megan Barton-Hanson

She only appeared on Love Island last year, but Megan Barton-Hanson has already made herself a millionaire.Despite her split from Wes Nelson, Megan has gone on to become mega popular with a number of brands, landing herself £1.1 million.

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Megan Barton-Hanson

After leaving the villa, Megan landed a number of clothing deals, the most lucrative with Pretty Little Thing. Despite turning down a number of personal appearances, the blonde bombshell seems to be in demand. Revealing she's open to dating both men and women, Megan appeared on the seventh series of E4 show Celebs Go Dating, and she released her autobiography in 2019.

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£1 million: Jack Fincham

Just like his ex-girlfriend Dani Dyer, Jack was instantly popular when he appeared on the show in 2018, winning a share of £50,000. Fast-forward one year, Jack's life has completely changed, with the former pen salesman earning around £1 million.

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Jack Fincham

As well as landing a TV show alongside Dani, Jack teamed up with brands like McDonald's and Protein World, and his debut clothing line is due out later in the year. Add to this his stationary line, sponsored posts and appearances, Jack's bank balance is building by the day. The lovable star also appeared on Celebs Go Dating later in 2018, alongside friend and fellow Islander Megan Barton-Hanson.

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Maura added, "There is no wrong doing on either side...we still love, care & respect each other deeply.

"From the minute we met each other we've been very close friends and that will never change.

"There is no regret. Life is about taking chances, we wanted to make this work but we have realised we work better as friends.

"Whilst I appreciate people may speculate or create false stories, this is the truth."

Heartbroken, tbh.

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