Lucie Donlan and Maura Higgins apparently had a falling out after returning from a high-end vacation together. When they first met in the Love Island villa in 2019, they became fast friends.
Maura Higgins and Lucie Donlan, Love Island stars,”break their tight connection” after a “luxury vacation together”
The relationship started to show signs of strain last fall when Maura, 32, allegedly surprised Lucie, 25, by suddenly unfollowing her on Instagram.
The two reality stars reportedly started having issues in December 2021, while they were on a honeymoon in the Maldives.
The Sun reports that since returning from their trip, the two buddies have grown apart.
Maura may or may not be single right now, but fellow Love Islander Lucie is engaged to Luke Mabbott.
It was fun while they were both single and went on holidays together, but now that Lucie is settling down in Cornwall with her fiancé and Maura is living in London, the two have just grown apart, as one source explained to the publication.
“When Maura unfollowed Lucie though, it was a bit of a shock – clearly they weren’t as close as Lucie thought they were, as it was a bit of a harsh move and ended the friendship on a bit of a sour note.”
They became fast friends in the villa and have stayed in touch ever since, with Lucie even modeling swimwear for Maura Higgins’ Ann Summers line.
She captioned the photo of herself posing on the beach in a plunging swimsuit, “Always supporting my girl @maurahiggins #womensupportingwomen.”
After leaving the villa, Lucie discussed her friendship with Maura in an interview, claiming that they had a rocky beginning but eventually became closest friends who helped each other through tough times.
She finally opened up to Maura, saying, “It took me a while to trust Maura but now she’s my best friend in the villa.” “She really supported me through everything.”
Fans have long theorized that Maura‘s bond with Love Island castmate Molly-Mae Hague was at the root of her and Sam’s problems.
Both Lucie and Molly-Mae claimed they were not friends with each other, despite Maura and Molly-tight Mae’s relationship.
In 2019, Molly-Mae told Metro, “I do still see the people that I was connected with in the villa, and Lucie and I weren’t close in the villa.”
“So she would say that because I’d say the same about her because we don’t speak, we weren’t close. And obviously circumstances just mean that we’re not close like that.”