LOVE Island’s Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard gave their first joint interview on today’s This Morning and revealed they have still not made things official.
Asked by hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby if they are boyfriend and girlfriend yet, the islanders explained they have not had that conversation.
The interview was the pair’s first joint chat since leaving the villa[/caption]
Looking slightly uncomfortable, Curtis said: “You have caught me off guard! I am really happy but I haven’t asked her to be my girlfriend yet. I am not going top do it on TV. It will be a private thing. I am quite old fashioned.”
Referring to his couple swapping on the show, Maura interjected: “You weren’t old fashioned in the villa!”
Pushed by Phil and Holly about whether they wanted to be boyfriend and girlfriend, the pair admitted they did.
Holly and Phil pushed the pair about their relationship status[/caption]
“I would yeah,” said a clearly embarrassed Curtis.
“Yeah, course,” added Maura.
While they may not yet be official, the twosome revealed that things have been going swimmingly since returning to the UK.
“It’s really really good,” explained Maura. “We have actually not had one argument since leaving the villa.”
Seconded Curtis: “We are going fantastic. ”
They added that the relationship is “easier” in the real world because they aren’t spending 24/7 together.
The duo pose for pictures after leaving the interview[/caption]
Curtis was also grilled about his sexuality[/caption]
Maura is already a regular face on This Morning[/caption]
“It’s good because then you have to miss someone,” said Maura.
As for the speculation doing the rounds that the pair have split, they hit back at the rumour mill.
“It’s just because we don’t put everything on social media,” Maura said of why people think they aren’t together anymore. “We don’t have to prove that we are together and happy.”
In another awkward moment later in the interview, Curtis was quizzed on his comments about his sexuality.
“It’s 2019. Nobody needs to be putting labels on anything,” he insisted. “My goal in life is to be happy. This girl makes me happy. Everything is perfect right now.”
Asked how she felt about his revelation that he could one day end up with a man, Maura added: “I am happy too. I am happy that he is happy.”
But while the pair smiled and held hands in front of the cameras, many viewers weren’t buying the exchange or their romance and took to twitter to brand them ‘fake’.
One viewer posted: “@thismorning pretty obvious to me these idiots aren’t together. Nothing there. All show.”
A second said: “Maura sooooo doesn’t want to be Curtis’ girlfriend.”
A third wrote: “Maura and Curtis still aren’t boyfriend and girlfriend?? Fakeeeeee.”
Added a fourth: “Maura and Curtis are on This Morning and genuinely sat further apart than Holly and Phil.”
And a fifth commented: “Maura knows Curtis is gay and is staying with him to hide his sexuality until he’s ready to reveal it #thismorning.”
Maura and Curtis’s relationship has been dogged by talk that it’s a sham ever since they left the villa.
As the Sun Online previously revealed, the duo only spent four days together in the two weeks after the show wrapped.
This week they stepped out together for the launch of Maura’s Boohoo campaign at London’s Sushi Samba and put on a united front as they posed for pictures
Last week, Maura shared another cosy snap with Curtis on a date night to silence any split rumours.
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The couple enjoyed a rare yet romantic date night at Sheesh in Chigwell on Monday night, after being plagued by speculation they have broken up just weeks after leaving the villa.
Curtis further hit back at break up rumours as he shared a video of Maura in bed, although he had to leave her to go to work.
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