Professional dancer Giovanni Pernice has shared a statement regarding his split with Maura Higgins, clearing the air on why things ended between the two.
Taking to Instagram last night, Giovanna confirmed his split from Maura, claiming that the ending was neutral.
“I wanted to say a couple of things. Firstly, great relationships with great people can come to a natural end. This has been the case for me recently. There was absolutely no wrong-doing and this should be the end of any speculation”
Continuing on, the 31-year-old added that he is happy to share his personal life with his fans, but sometimes a line needs to be drawn.
“Whilst I respect and understand (people having an) interest in my personal life, wouldn’t it be fantastic to instead use this space to raise awareness and of subjects and issues which need the attention.”
At the time, a source told The Sun, “It’s all over for now. Maura’s absolutely devastated, it appears the Strictly curse has struck again.”
Before adding: “Maura’s decided to take a step back and let him concentrate on the show.”
Eagle-eyed fans spotted the sad news before it had been confirmed after they noticed photos had been removed from their Instagram accounts.
Maura and Giovanna dated for 4 months earlier this year, announcing their relationship in July 2021. Since then, the pair have been public with their feelings for one another, regularly posting snaps on their social media accounts.