Love Island's Maura Higgins on Chris Taylor and dealing with trolls

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From Cosmopolitan

It’s been barely two months since Love Island 2019 alumni Maura Higgins and Chris Taylor finally confirmed they were a couple, but you’d be easily forgiven for thinking it had been a lot longer.

Despite all evidence pointing to them being an item, it wasn’t until they shared their first couple selfie from a holiday in Dubai that the rumours became real. Since then, it’s been a flurry of fire Instagram pictures and sneak peeks into their dating life, pandemic style.

Opening up about a recent date night during a game of Spill The Tea with Cosmopolitan UK, Maura said she organised a Harry Potter themed movie night for them, even though she can’t stand the films. “He loves Harry Potter so I did a whole Harry Potter theme. I was basically in hell because I hated it, but I did it for him.”

They’ve also now reached the ‘spot picking’ level of their relationship (we’ve all been there). “People will be surprised to know that me and Chris pick at each other’s spots all the time,” Maura says. “Like if we have a pimple or anything, we just get in and we find it very therapeutic. It’s a bit weird.”

Since appearing on Love Island, Maura's Instagram follower count has risen to a huge 3.1 million. While her comments are usually flooded with adoring compliments, like lots of celebrities she’s also sadly no stranger to trolling. But does she respond? “I’d like to say I don’t respond to trolls but, yeah, sometimes I do. I don’t even know why. Sometimes, depending on my humour I’m just like ‘oh come on’ and then I’ll just go into a rant.”

As for hitting the block button, she says she's never blocked more than one person in a day. "Since coming out of the villa I might have blocked maybe six. They're the nasty trolls."

Maura recalls one comment that's stuck with her after being photographed during the first lockdown when she’d been training regularly. “I was feeling really, really good about myself and then I was papped and this picture went online and I remember seeing a comment saying ‘she needs to lose weight’ and I was like ‘are you joking?’

"Nothing is ever good enough for some of these people, you know? You’re either too big, too small, your makeup isn’t right, your hair’s not right, all the rest… but that’s the world we live in.”

Smiling, she adds: “Stay positive!”

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To see Maura's full interview, check out the video above or head to the Cosmopolitan UK YouTube channel.

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