Upon entering the villa, the 27-year-old introduced himself as being single for six months.
But to YouTuber Christie Swadling and her viewers, it wasn’t exactly the case.
After Maurice’s debut on the reality show, Christie released a 17-minute video to her 110,000 YouTube subscribers titled, ‘My Boyfriend Dumped Me For A Dating Show’.
In the video, Christie shared that she and Maurice were, in fact, in a relationship for six months. She also said that she had “no idea” that Maurice was set to appear on the show.
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“This must have been happening behind my back the whole time,” she said.
“I had no idea that he was going on the dating show.”
Now, talking to Mamamia following his departure from the Love Island villa, Maurice has shared his side of the story.
“Christie and I were essentially seeing each other, for approximately two months,” Marcus said.
“We were hanging out regularly – she’s a fantastic, cool girl. Towards the end of the two months, I felt that it wasn’t really panning out how I saw it and even though she was an incredible girl, I couldn’t see it working and I just called things off,” he added.
“Literally a week and a half afterwards, the amazing team at ITV reached out to me to invite me on [Love Island]. I understand how it could be perceived but it certainly wasn’t the case.”
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