“There was absolutely no wrong doing” Giovanni Pernice opens up about Maura Higgins split

Maura Higgins
Maura Higgins

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 with the Longford woman, 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.”

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.

The subjects and issues Giovanni speaks about in his statement refer to this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, where Giovanni and his partner Rose Ayling-Ellis made strictly history last weekend by incorporating sign language into their dance routine. Professional dancer friend, Johannes Radebe and his celeb partner john Whaite are also making history, as the show’s first-ever male-male partnership.



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