Chris Taylor gets hug from Shaughna Phillips amid ex Maura Higgins new romance

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Chris Taylor was seen getting a hug from Shaughna Phillips yesterday following the news that his ex Maura Higgins had made it Instagram official with new love Giovanni Pernice.

The Love Island stars hugged it out outside before heading inside the building.

Recently dumped from the villa Shannon Singh also turned up for the media interview.

Shannon only lasted 48 hours in the villa before being dropped after new girl Chloe Burrows came in and picked Aaron Francis as her new partner.

The day prior to the interview, Chris’ ex Maura had posted a photo of herself holding hands with new man Giovanni.

The pair were out on a dinner date together in the photo, coming just a week after being spotted together at a drag bar in Blackpool.

A source for MailOnline said: “Gio and Maura are very much a couple. Everyone know he's played the field in the past but he is serious about Maura. He's smitten with her, they've become close really quickly and are spending a lot of time together in Blackpool.

“She's become pals with all of the cast and crew of Him and Me too and they think she's great. Maura has also met Anton and they got on brilliantly.”

Maura and Chris had split earlier in the year, with reports of Giovanni and Maura in the early stages of a relationship coming when they were spotted at the Blackpool venue together.

A person attending the show that night said: “They turned up with a large group of friends. They'd booked a VIP area of the venue to themselves and everyone was having a good time, dancing and singing.

“Maura and Giovanni joined in. They had clearly bubbled together as they were together all night and looked totally smitten with each other.

“They spent about an hour away from the group playing pool. At one point they appeared to be having a bit of a row but it couldn't have been that serious because they left together and looked very much like a couple.”

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