He positioned fourth on the latest season of Love Island after getting right into a late romance with Maura Higgins – who he nonetheless refuses to label his girlfriend.
And Curtis Pritchard, 23, now insists that their unlabelled relationship goes sturdy and won’t be shaken when Maura, 28, competes on Dancing On Ice subsequent yr.
Nevertheless, whereas he shared his phrases of confidence with The Sun on Friday, Maura revealed in an interview with The Irish Mirror – revealed on-line simply 11 minutes later – that the lovebirds have not seen one another in two weeks.
Romance: Love Island’s Curtis Pritchard has insisted his romance with Maura Higgins goes sturdy, whereas revealed in a separate interview that they have not seen one another in two weeks
Referring to Dancing On Ice’s supposed ‘curse’, the place contributors’ romances break off both throughout or shortly after showing on the present, Curtis mentioned: It is solely a curse if you happen to imagine in it. I am positive Maura will probably be positive… Fingers crossed.’
He added of their relationship: Issues are going good. She’s in Eire and flies again tomorrow. I am working right here [in London] however we each perceive. We do cellphone calls and messages. Distance typically makes the center develop fonder.’
Minutes later, The Irish Mirror revealed its personal interview with Irish grid lady Maura, wherein she revealed that it had been a number of days since they’d seen one another.
Gushing phrases: In an interview with The Solar, revealed on Friday, Curtis gushed about Maura
Through the interview, which came about on Thursday night time at Maura’s Boohoo get together in Dublin, she was quizzed on whether or not Curtis had lastly requested her to be his girlfriend.
‘He is not,’ she mentioned, including: ‘So we have not seen one another in two weeks however that is due to our hectic schedules, however I imply, I am proud of the tempo we’re going and I feel he’s as properly.’
On how they handle with such hectic schedules, Maura mentioned: ‘I imply, it isn’t onerous. I do not discover it onerous as a result of I am stored busy and he’s too.
Clearly it is very completely different after popping out of the villa the place you have been with one another 24/7. However popping out, it is an entire new relationship. You are not going to see one another each single day. It is a new relationship. So yeah, I do not discover it onerous in any respect.’
Aside: Maura’s interview with The Irish Mirror was revealed on-line simply minutes later. And whereas she seemed to be simply as joyful within the romance, she revealed they’d been aside
The interviews come one week after Curtis risked incurring Maura’s wrath, when he revealed throughout a stay look on Good Morning Britain that she was paying a shock birthday go to to her brother in Eire — earlier than she’d even arrived.
Showing on the ITV present alongside his dancer brother AJ, the truth star made the revelation whereas speaking about his relationship, prompting viewers to slam him for ‘ruining’ his associate’s large shock for her sibling.
The dancer was requested about his romance, the present hosts: ‘Issues are unimaginable, I’ve been very lucky with issues to do with work, issues to do with Maura.
‘[It’s] incredible, so good. She’s gone to Eire, I imagine. I can’t say what for, as a result of it’s a shock. I don’t wish to say it simply in case her brother’s watching…’
A romance with out labels: Regardless of being collectively since assembly on Love Island this summer season, the twosome are nonetheless not formally boyfriend and girlfriend
Regardless of not being prodded by hosts Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway, he revealed: ‘It’s a shock party for him. I’m hoping he’s not watching proper now.’
Curtis and Maura met over the summer season within the Love Island villa, the place they completed in fourth place in the course of the grand finale.
Though their co-stars have gone on to both make issues official, or break up, Curtis revealed he is in no rush to ‘put a label’ on their relationship.
The couple, who’ve been relationship for greater than two months now, are but to name one another boyfriend and girlfriend, and the hearsay mill has gone into overdrive that they secretly break up.
Nevertheless, Curtis rubbished claims that they are not collectively, musing: ‘It’s bizarre, all the pieces is incredible with us.’
The place all of it started: Curtis and Maura met over the summer season within the Love Island villa, the place they completed in fourth place in the course of the grand finale. Pictured on the ITV2 present in July
Defending their determination to not make issues official, he continued: ‘I’m very quaint. I imagine don’t rush issues in life, consider the longevity, consider the long run.
‘Issues have a plan. In case you are with somebody… its again to labels once more, everybody labels issues lately. However in case you are seeing somebody, you don’t exit and do one thing with anybody else, you simply give attention to them.’
Curtis has spoken about his disdain for labels up to now, opting to not put a label on his sexuality after he revealed that he could be open to relationship males sooner or later.
Requested whether or not he feels a duty to debate his sexuality within the public eye, the previous Dancing With The Stars skilled mused: ‘Love Island does attain out to lots of people, and if you happen to use it correctly it may be a platform and may assist folks.’
He continued: ‘My aim on this life is to be joyful. And no matter makes you cheerful it is best to do, whether or not it’s this, that, no matter it’s.’
Residing it up: They’ve since stepped out collectively at a protracted record of glamorous occasions. Pictured on the TV Alternative Awards earlier this month