Maura Higgins accused of ‘smear campaign’ against Curtis Pritchard as he moves on

She threw some serious shade after he went public with Amber Pierson

Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins

by Nathan Katnoria |

Maura Higgins has been accused of launching a “smear campaign” against her ex-boyfriend Curtis Pritchard as he moves on with rumoured new girlfriend Amber Pierson.

The 29-year-old insisted “there was no bad feeling on either side” when she announced their split back in March but things have got increasingly bitter as they continue to throw shade at each other in the wake of the break-up.

Curtis was forced to deny cheating on Maura with Amber earlier this year but after they were pictured kissing over the weekend, the former ring girl tweeted, “The truth always comes out in the end.”

But pals of the ballroom dancer turned reality star have accused Maura of manipulating her version of events to “take the heat off” rumours surrounding her Dancing on Ice partner Alexander Demetriou.

“The claims earlier this year that Curtis was with Amber whilst still with Maura were simply a tactical diversion by her to take the heat off the rumours circulating about the close relationship she had with her dance partner Alex,” one told MailOnline.

“Maura and Alex both swore nothing was going on, yet Alex split from his wife soon after the show finished in suspicious circumstances which got everyone talking.”

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Curtis’ friend went on to insist there was “no overlap” between his relationships with Maura and Amber.

They continued, “They toured together without any form of spark, it was only afterwards that this occurred. Any suggestion otherwise is just a smear campaign by Maura to cause harm to Curtis and cause him further upset and hurt.

“The truth will all come out in time, but we all back Curtis and support his version of events. Those in glass houses shouldn't throw bricks!”

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Following Curtis and Maura’s split, it was reported that she confronted him over claims he “grew close” to Amber backstage while on tour with his brother AJ – which he insisted wasn’t true.

And now, after enjoying a romantic staycation with AJ and his girlfriend Abbie Quinnen, Curtis and Amber appear to have confirmed their romance after they were pictured locking lips as they strolled through the park.

Maura, who’s since jetted off on holiday to Greece, then posted on Instagram, “Always trust your first gut instincts. If you genuinely feel in your heart and soul that something is wrong, it usually is.”

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