Maura Higgins is opening up to her followers about grief.
During an Instagram Q&A, the model was asked: “Sad one but looking for advice on ways to cope with losing your best friend. Lost mine in August.”
Maura replied to the follower, sharing how she had gone through a similar situation, losing her best friend a few years ago. Sharing the advice she learned from her own grieving process, the Longford native wrote: “I am truly sorry for your loss. I know the pain you’re going through as I lost my best friend a few years ago and unfortunately it’s going to be a bumpy road BUT you need to feel every single emotion & there will be lots of different ones.”
“Everyone deals with it differently but allow yourself to grieve. Talk to your loved ones about how your feeling. Get fresh air & please remember you are going to be ok.”
Maura had been open about the death of her best Andrew in past.
Andrew sadly passed away in July 2017 following a tragic motorbike accident where he collided with three cars in County Westmeath.
His passing was a turning point in Maura’s life which she regularly speaks about. Paying tribute to her friend on his anniversary in July, Maura wrote alongside a series of pictures of the two:
“Sorry I’ve been MIA… Took some time to myself as it’s that time of year”
“Another year without my best friend. I love you & miss you”
Maura has spoken about how Andrew’s death made her gain a different perspective on life, choosing to live in the moment and not look to the future so much.
“Losing my best friend Andrew” is the biggest emotional challenge she’s faced, she told Fabulous Magazine.
“He was killed in a motorbike accident four years ago. That was definitely the worst time of my life. That experience taught me to live every day in the moment.”
“I get the question so many times: ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’, and I can’t answer it because after that happened, I vowed to just enjoy every day and now I will not look to the future too much.”
“You’re just not ready for something like that. It was awful.”