LOVE Island’s Maura Higgins has revealed the heartbreaking reason behind her break on social media.
The 31-year-old reality star said she mourned the loss of her boyfriend Andrew Rowan on the anniversary of his death.
Maura remembered her “best friend” in an emotional tribute – five years after Andrew tragically died in a motorcycle accident.
The Irish beauty shared a cute black and white video of the couple laughing and joking.
“Sorry I was MIA, took some time to myself since it’s this time of year,” she wrote.
“Another year without my best friend. I love you and miss you.”
Maura previously said she blamed herself for her best friend’s death hours after she turned down dinner plans.
She admitted her regret that she “didn’t feel like taking off her pajamas and going out with her pal Andrew that fateful night.”
Maura tells the Mirror about her heartbreak and admits she used to think Andrew wouldn’t have died had she gone out with him that night.
She explained: “For so long I always thought that if I had gone to dinner with him that day when he asked he wouldn’t have been on that bike.
“My family kept telling me, ‘Maura, you can’t think like that, it’s going to happen,’ but I’ve been kicking myself and upset about it for so long.”
Andrew, 26, died when his bike collided with three cars in Co Athlone, Ireland in 2017.
A source told The Sun at the time: “It was devastating for everyone who knew Andrew, he was very much loved and respected.
“It was shocking and especially hard for Maura, her sisters and her fiancé as they all grew up together.”