Curtis Pritchard breaks silence days after Maura Higgins confirms their split

Love Island star Curtis Pritchard has broken his silence days after his ex Maura Higginsconfirmed their breakup.

The 23 year old professional dancer took to Instagram to share glimpses of the preparations behind his and his brother AJ’s UK dance tour, called AJ Live 2020, which kicks off this month.

Curtis’ first post since the breakup on his Instagram story is a re-share from his 25 year old brother’s girlfriend Abbie Quinnen and shows a Boomerang of a stage firework being set off.

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As AJ’s 23 year old dancer girlfriend shared the clip, she wrote: “AJ LIVE Tech [sparkle emoji]” before tagging AJ, Curtis and the production company involved with the show.

The video share from Curtis is another re-share, this time from AJ, 25, who was filming the screen which had a still of an old throwback video from Curtis and AJ’s childhood.

Speaking behind the camera, AJ says: “Remember this from when we were little?” before turning the camera over the a smiling Curtis.

He then adds: “That was in the studio 12 years ago,” and pans the camera to the rest of the crew watching on and adds: “That was our studio at home”.

The third and final post from Curtis is a Boomerang of a stage glowing with red lighting. The former Love Island star then tagged a number of dancers involved in the show, showing his excitement for the kick off of the tour.

Curtis’ social media shares come days after his ex Maura Higgins, 29, announced they had one their separate ways in a heartbreaking Instagram post.

The gorgeous Irish grid girl wrote: “Curtis and I have made the decision to separate.

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“We enjoyed a great experience from our time in the villa and want to thank everyone for supporting our relationship. There is no easy way to get through a breakup and no bad feelings on either side.

“We tried to make it work but it wasn't to be and I wish Curtis nothing but the best for the future.”

But, it’s since been reported the couple had “split three months ago” but had kept up appearances for the sake of their “brand”.

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A source told The Sun Online: “Maura felt pressured to stick with him. They had booked jobs together, parties they had to attend.

“When they met in Love Island it was genuine. But when the showbiz treadmill started on the outside, it was a sham.”

Speaking about the former couple’s last public appearance, which saw Maura leave the National Television Awards in tears, the insider added: “The NTAs was the last straw.

“Maura has star quality and is a professional. Curtis showed his true colours that night.”

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