By GEORGIA SIMCOX FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 14:49 EST, 1 December 2020
She draped a blush pink cardigan over her arms as she wore sunglasses and held a straw hat.
The brunette beauty wore her tresses in a practical low bun, which she accessorised with a patterned scrunchie.
Maura gave a sultry looked to the camera in the post captioned: ‘Cold beer please’
The model and boyfriend Chris, 30, took to Instagram on Tuesday night to post identical love-up snaps, taken by the pool in Dubai, to confirm their romance.
Maura, who celebrated her birthday this week, and Chris gazed lovingly at each other in the photo, smiling contently, with Maura captioning her post: ‘He’s mine!’
Chris followed suit, writing: ‘Turns out I fell in love with my best mate!’
The loved-up pair looked the picture of happiness – Maura in a champagne satin mini-dress and Chris in his trademark jazzy shirt and ripped skinny jeans.
Maura and Chris have fuelled rumours for months with their close friendship but denied they were an item as far back as July.
They first caused tongues to start wagging after making fun TikToks together, getting cosy over games of Twister, going on nights out and wearing one another’s dressing gowns.
It comes after Curtis lashed out at ex-girlfriend Maura and his ‘close’ friend Chris after learning of their new romance.
The dancer, 24, dated Maura for seven months after meeting her on the 2019 series of Love Island, where Chris was also a contestant.
And while his romance with Maura came to an end in March, he has now revealed that he feels ‘hurt’ and ‘betrayed’ after she shared news that she’s now moved on to start dating Chris.
Speaking to The Sun, he said: ‘I feel betrayed by them both — two people I was very close to. When I saw the pictures, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel hurt. I was upset. How long has this truly been going on for?’
Denying once again that he was ever unfaithful during his time with Maura, Curtis went on to suggest that Chris was waiting in the wings for the chance to date Maura.
He explained: ‘If you look back on everything — and I am looking back on it now — I’m like, “Curtis, all the signs were bloomin’ there, why didn’t you realise then?”
‘You just don’t when you are in that situation. You trust what they say. Now her true colours are shown. They said they would never ever be together, and here they are.’
Curtis added that he was particularly hurt by Chris because he ‘supported’ and was ‘a really good person’ to him during their time together in the Love Island villa.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Maura and Chris for comment.