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Maura Higgins and Giovanni Pernice have reportedly split, after being together for less than four months.
The reports come after Maura appeared to have deleted almost all pictures with Giovanni from her Instagram account on Monday [19 October], with the Strictly Come Dancing professional seeming to do the same.
Sharing details on the apparent split, a source told The Sun, "It's all over for now. Maura's absolutely devastated, it appears the Strictly curse has struck again."
The insider continued, "Pals are hoping that they can patch things up. But only time will tell whether they'll work things out as Giovanni is so busy.
"He's been focusing on Strictly, training his celeb partner Rose [Ayling Ellis] 24/7, and they've become really good friends. He's even been learning sign language from Rose, showing it off on social media.
"Maura's decided to take a step back and let him concentrate on the show."
The 'Strictly curse' refers to the idea that Strictly Come Dancing sees relationships fall apart each year once professional dancers and celebrities spend more and more time together.
Maura and Giovanni were first linked at the end of June this year, with the pair going on to confirm their relationship in joint Instagram posts on 9 July. Sharing a snap alongside Giovanni, Maura wrote, "I’m yours❤️", while Giovanni added the caption, "You’re mine ♥️."
Neither the ex Love Island contestant or the Strictly dancer have address the split rumours so far.
We have reached out to Maura and Giovanni's reps for comment.
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