Maura Higgins has continued to keep quiet about her ex Giovanni Pernice’s success in Strictly Come Dancing as he won the Glitterball Trophy with deaf EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis.

The 30-year-old former Love Island star had already told her 3.3 million followers that she was giving herself “time to mourn” after their separation.

On the eve of the Strictly finale, Maura posted a bikini snap alongside fellow Love Islander Lucie Donlan as the pair raised the heat in the Maldives.

While Maura looked stunning in the sun in her sensational shots on the beach, Giovanni showed that the decision to end their relationship so he could focus on Strictly had paid off.



Maura Higgins with Lucie Donlan in the Maldives


Maura Higgins with Strictly ex Giovanni Pernice
Maura Higgins with Strictly ex Giovanni Pernice

The couple ended in October and they’ve removed all traces of each other from their Instagram accounts.

Giovanni has since opened up about his “beautiful” relationship with Rose amid speculation about a romance that has been denied as they celebrate their close friendship.

Rose and Giovanni danced to glory on Strictly while Maura’s only social media post was a cryptic one about how “things are going to get better.”



Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice with the Glitterball Trophy
Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice with the Glitterball Trophy

She shared a photo on her Instagram Story of a quote about getting up after a tough time.

The quote read, “Hello to whoever is reading this. You might be going through a very difficult time right now, you might not feel useful and think there is no way out of the way. situation you find yourself in and don’t think things will get better.

“You are worth it, you are special, you are not alone, things will get better.”

Since breaking up with Giovanni, Maura has been busy promoting her makeup line as she explains to fans how she handled the breakup.



Maura Higgins said she was in mourning after split from Giovanni
Maura Higgins said she was in mourning after split from Giovanni



There were rumors that Maura and Giovanni could get engaged
There were rumors that Maura and Giovanni could get engaged

She wrote on her Instagram story: “Allow yourself to grieve! Spend time with the people you love and always remember that everything happens for a reason! The people who are meant to be in your life will be in your. life.”

Meanwhile, a source said The sun that Maura was not ready to settle down and that her busy career would limit the time she could spend with Giovanni.

They claimed: “Maura flies here, there and everywhere for her modeling career and Giovanni works 24/7 on Strictly, and has no plans to settle down after this season of Strictly is over. . “

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