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Maura Higgins puts on a VERY cosy display with Chris Hughes during trip to Thorpe Park

Maura Higgins put on a very cosy display with Chris Hughes during a trip to Thorpe Park on Friday three weeks after her split from Chris Taylor.

The Love Island beauty, 30, was all smiles as she spent time with reality star Chris, 28, leaning in to whisper in his ear during the fun day out. 

The pair were seen enjoying the attraction’s together, with Maura putting on an animated display and laughing as she spoke to the hunk. 

Moving on? Maura Higgins put on a very cosy display with Chris Hughes during a trip to Thorpe Park on Friday three weeks after her split from Chris Taylor

While Maura and Chris were part of a larger group of celebrities at the park for the launch of a new ride, the pair separated from them and enjoyed some quality time on their own. 

Maura and Chris Taylor went public with their romance in November 2020 after months of speculation they were dating and took to Instagram three weeks ago to confirm they had split. 

During her day out at the park, Maura looked casually chic in a comfy grey hoodie, black leather jacket and black leggings. 

Close: The Love Island beauty, 30, was all smiles as she spent time with reality star Chris, 28, leaning in to whisper in his ear during the fun day out

Close: The Love Island beauty, 30, was all smiles as she spent time with reality star Chris, 28, leaning in to whisper in his ear during the fun day out

Day out together: The pair were seen enjoying the attraction's together, with Maura putting on an animated display and laughing as she spoke to the hunk

Day out together: The pair were seen enjoying the attraction’s together, with Maura putting on an animated display and laughing as she spoke to the hunk

She completed her sporty look with a pair of chunky white trainers and white socks and wore her hair in a sleek top knot.

Meanwhile Chris dressed down in a matching grey tracksuit and wore white trainers with it.  

Maura and Chris announced their split at the same time on Instagram at the start of May. 

Cute: While Maura and Chris were part of a larger group of celebrities at the park for the launch of a new ride, the pair separated from them and enjoyed some quality time on their own

Cute: While Maura and Chris were part of a larger group of celebrities at the park for the launch of a new ride, the pair separated from them and enjoyed some quality time on their own

‘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,’ Maura said in an emotional statement. 

‘There is no wrongdoing on either side… we still love, care and 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.

Beaming: During her day out at the park, Maura looked casually chic in a comfy grey hoodie, black leather jacket and black leggings

Beaming: During her day out at the park, Maura looked casually chic in a comfy grey hoodie, black leather jacket and black leggings

‘We wanted to make this work but we have realised we work better being friends. Whilst I appreciate people may speculate or create false stories this is the truth. 

‘I wish Chris nothing but the best and I will always be one of his biggest supporters. Thank you for all the love and support’.

Meanwhile, the statement released by Chris read: ‘Hey guys, after some very heartfelt conversations over the past few days, myself & Maura are very sad to announce that we have decided to part ways.

Quality time: She completed her sporty look with a pair of chunky white trainers and white socks and wore her hair in a sleek top knot

Quality time: She completed her sporty look with a pair of chunky white trainers and white socks and wore her hair in a sleek top knot

Casual: Meanwhile Chris dressed down in a matching grey tracksuit and wore white trainers with it

New romance? The pair looked relaxed in each other's company

Casual: Meanwhile Chris dressed down in a matching grey tracksuit and wore white trainers with it

‘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 one and I will always be in Maura’s corner and have her back…

‘We are both going through a very tough time with this at the moment, so please take any speculation with a metric tonne of salt, p.s this is the only truth (and as always trolls can kindly f*** off)… 

‘Thank you for all the love and support you’ve given us, it’s truly been appreciated’.

Happy: Maura looked like she was having a great time with Chris and couldn't stop laughing in his company

Happy: Maura looked like she was having a great time with Chris and couldn’t stop laughing in his company

Just two weeks before the announcement, Maura spoke to MailOnline about the prospect of marriage and how happy they were together.

‘Like every couple we have our bickers, he does silly things like leaving the fridge door open. 

‘We have spoken about getting married – we’ve often spoken about where would we like to get married and would I like Ireland or England, stuff like that…

Intimate: At one point Maura leaned in to whisper something in Chris' ear

Intimate: At one point Maura leaned in to whisper something in Chris’ ear 

Hanging out: Chris looked relaxed and happy as he chatted to Maura while exploring the park

Hanging out: Chris looked relaxed and happy as he chatted to Maura while exploring the park

‘I do feel like I’d probably want an Irish wedding, which is a crazy, big party. I’ve had an image in my head for years but everyone I know that’s got married always says ‘you’ll never wear what you thought.’ I’d like something very simple…

‘I don’t feel like I’m going to even cover up on my wedding day!’

Maura temporarily moved in with close pal Molly-Mae Hague, 21, and her boyfriend Tommy Fury, 22, who both supported her following her split from Chris. 

Happier times: Maura and Chris Taylor went public with their romance in November after months of speculation they were dating but took to Instagram three weeks ago to confirm they had split

Happier times: Maura and Chris Taylor went public with their romance in November after months of speculation they were dating but took to Instagram three weeks ago to confirm they had split

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