Maura Higgins ‘going slow’ with ‘smitten’ Giovanni as she fears he’s a ‘player’

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Maura Higgins is enjoying getting to know Strictly Come Dancing heartthrob Giovanni Pernice after they first sparked rumours of a romance this month.

The Love Island star and the dancer, both 30, were spotted enjoying a Cornish getaway together and have since been pictured attending the same events in the past month.

And now, sources tell OK! it is early days for the blossoming couple and newly single Maura is enjoying spending her time with the star.

But, they added she won't be rushing into anything serious anytime soon after her split from Chris Taylor.

"Giovanni is smitten," they shared. "He always fancied her and slid into her DMs. It’s very early days."

They continued: "Maura is enjoying the attention and she thinks he’s so hot.

"He’s really charming, but she is a little worried he might be a player."

It comes as Giovanni is known to be quite the ladies man with his previous romances with Ashley Roberts and Jess Wright.

The professional dancer was also heavily linked to his recent contestant Ranvir Singh on the competition last year.

Back in 2018, following his split from TOWIE's Jess, the pair had an epic row when they reunited for the first time since breaking up.

When they bumped into each other at the Pride of Britain Awards, in a video, Jess is seen shouting at Giovanni as she pointed at his face in the heated argument.

Jess was also overheard telling Giovanni: "You broke my heart. You lied to me."

Our source continued on how Maura is feeling: "She doesn’t want to get hurt, so she’s taking it slow.

"She’s enjoying single life so won’t rush into anything."

It comes after Maura had an awkward run-in with Chris Taylor’s housemates Michael Griffiths and Jordan Hames at the reopening of London In the Sky at The O2.

A source told OK!: "Michael and Jordan were already at the bar together when Maura walked in with her friends. They didn’t even acknowledge her and she seemed really uncomfortable.

"They didn’t speak all night. It was strange to say they’re supposed to be friends and she spent a lot of the time at the house when she was with Chris.”

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