‘It’s good to experience things when you’re young’: Love Island’s Maura Higgins reveals she had flings with women before dating boyfriend Chris Taylor
Maura Higgins has revealed she has had flings with women before dating boyfriend Chris Taylor, but admits that he is the man for her
The former Love Island star, 30, was open about her sexuality in the villa, and has since said she ‘experienced women’ when she was younger.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, she said: ‘I’ve experienced women, but I feel like growing up it’s good to experience things when you’re young.
Glamorous: Maura Higgins, 30, has revealed she has had flings with women before dating boyfriend Chris Taylor, but admits that he is the man for her
‘I don’t know if people question my sexuality. For me it’s definitely men — well I would say men, but it’s Chris.’
The Irish beauty also revealed she is ready for marriage, and hopes Chris, 30, pops the question soon.
She said: ‘I don’t want a baby any time soon, but when I’m ready and settled. I want to be married before I have a baby, so Chris better hurry up and give me that engagement ring, because I’m not getting any younger.’
Maura first met her beau on the 2019 series of the ITV2 dating show, where she was coupled up with ballroom dancer Curtis Prichard, 24.
‘He’s the man for me’: The Irish beauty also revealed she is ready for marriage, and hopes Chris, 30, pops the question soon (pictured together in November 2020)
She admits she didn’t fancy Chris ‘at all’ during the Love Island experience and says they barely kissed before making their shock romance official.
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, she claims her mother was the only person who predicted her relationship, despite speculation the pair had kept things secret for months.
She revealed she eventually fell for the tattooed Harry Potter fan after being ‘attracted to their friendship.’
‘It happened so quick’: Maura Higgins admits she didn’t fancy Chris Taylor during the 2019 series of Love Island and says they barely kissed before making their shock romance official
She said: ‘Chris and I never believed it would progress into something more than just a friendship. But now looking at it, friendship is a good foundation to a relationship and it just seems to work.
‘I honestly never thought Chris was into me at all. I even asked him “did you fancy me in Love Island or what’s the story?” He said he did but when he asked me I told him “no I didn’t fancy you at all!”
‘When Chris and I were just friends Mammy was always saying to me “the man for you is right in front of you and you haven’t clocked on yet.”‘
Lovebirds: Maura and Chris were rumoured to be dating for months before going public with their romance in November last year, when they celebrated the star’s 30th together in Dubai
Maura went official with Chris in November by posting a loved up picture of them on holiday together.
One Islander who wasn’t pleased for the couple was Maura’s ex-Curtis who said he felt ‘hurt and upset’ when he saw the picture.
Maura and Curtis split in March last year amid reports they had argued at the National Television Awards and the ballroom dancer had been unfaithful, a claim he strongly denies.