Strictly’s Giovanni Pernice ‘smitten’ with Love Island’s Maura Higgins

Strictly's Giovanni Pernice and Love Island's Maura Higgins

Giovanni Pernice ‘serious’ about Maura Higgins (Picture: Rex)

Strictly Come Dancing professional Giovanni Pernice and Love Island’s Maura Higgins are reportedly dating, and it’s being said that Giovanni is falling for the Irish beauty.

The Love Island star and Strictly Come Dancing pro, both 30, are said to be a new couple and have been secretly dating for several weeks. 

In recent weeks, the couple, both 30, have fueled dating rumours after being seen together at a football game

The pair were also recently pictured together for the first time, as Maura was spotted supporting Giovanni at the opening night of his dance tour, Him & Me, with Anton Du Beke in Blackpool. 

Now an insider has ‘confirmed’ that the dancer and the reality TV star are dating.

According to the source, he has already introduced Maura to his coworkers, whom he considers his close friends.

Giovanni hasn’t said anything about the relationship (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Gio and Maura are very much a couple. Everyone knows 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,’ a source told MailOnline.

‘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.’

Last week a source said the loved up duo have incredible chemistry and are looking at a future together.

Maura became known after her appearance on Love Island (Picture: BACKGRID)

‘They’re a thing now. At first it was just a couple of dates and some fun but it’s getting more serious and they’re clearly really into each other,’ a source told The Sun.

They also said that the duo are ‘really getting on well’ and that they hope that they can ‘get to know each other better’.

Giovanni, who only follows 152 people on Instagram, started following Maura earlier this year.

These rumours come months after Maura and Chris Taylor split after six months together.

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