Ahead of Giovanni Pernice taking to the ground for Strictly Come Dancing 2021 tonight along with his movie star accomplice, EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis, the dancer’s different main woman despatched him luck message.
Love Island star Maura Higgins took to her Instagram Stories to share an image of Rose and Giovanni decked out of their sparkly outfits and commented: ‘The very best of luck to you beauty’s [sic] tonight… I do know you’ll completely smash it @rose.ae @giovannipernice1.’
Maura and Giovanni turned an merchandise early this summer time and have been going from power to power since, however how did their scorching romance come to go?
The pair first sparked courting rumours after sharing movies and images from Italy’s 2-1 win over Austria on the June Euro 2020 match at Wembley Stadium.
Eagle eyed followers noticed that their places appeared extraordinarily related, as nicely the truth that Gio’s photograph he posted was snapped by another person.
Maura had not too long ago break up from ex-boyfriend Chris Taylor at this stage, however no relationship rumours have been confirmed between her and 31-year-old Strictly professional Giovanni.
However, they continued to stir up gossip when GlowUp Ireland host Maura attended the opening evening of Giovanni’s new present with Strictly decide Anton Du Beke, Him & Me, in Blackpool firstly of July, and was seen having fun with the rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach by a buddy’s Instagram’s Stories.
At the time, a supply chatting with MailOnline mentioned: ‘Giovanni was so thrilled that Maura was within the viewers for his opening evening – and he or she liked seeing him in motion.
‘Although Giovanni is working it’s been like a mini break for them, they’re staying at Blackpool’s The Big Blue Hotel, which has been a enjoyable expertise.’
The publication had beforehand reported that the 2 have been within the ‘early days’ of a relationship, after each allegedly stayed in the identical Cornwall resort forward of Blackpool.
The new couple was then snapped collectively for the primary time on the afterparty, being very ‘touchy-feely’ with each other, as one other insider shared with MailOnline that the pair have been ‘very much a couple’ and had ‘become close really quickly’.
Maura then teased her followers with a smooth launch of her and Gio’s relationship, as she shared an image of herself holding palms with an unidentified man in a pointy navy go well with, along with his watch on show.
The subsequent day although, the cat was out the bag because the couple formally debuted their romance on Instagram on July 9, with Maura posting an image of herself cosied as much as the dancer with the caption ‘I’m yours’ and a pink love coronary heart emoji.
Ever the adoring boyfriend, Giovanni then shared the identical caption however a special, equally lovely, photograph of the couple on his Instagram account – and similar to that Miovanni was out within the open.
Since then, we’ve had liked up swimming pool pics, a swanky resort keep on the Shangri-La in The Shard in London, and a heartfelt message from Maura on her boyfriend’s birthday in September, the place she professed: ‘You make my world complete. I love you.’
As the celebrities get set to take their first spin on the Strictly dance flooring tonight (Saturday 25 September), Giovanni is joined within the line-up by former flame Katie McGlynn.
However, the Corrie star has reassured Maura that there’s ‘nothing to worry about’ on the subject of her and Gio’s shared previous or the so-called ‘Strictly curse’.
‘Giovanni is a really nice guy but I don’t actually know him. We’re on completely good phrases however Maura has nothing to fret about,’ she informed The Sun.
‘I would never get involved with anyone that had a girlfriend. I understand that happens but I’d keep away from that just like the plague. If somebody has a accomplice, they’re fully off-limits.’
Giovanni and Rose Ayling-Ellis are presently among the many favourites for 2021, with the professional dancer declaring that that is the yr he thinks he may lastly win the present after a number of appearances in earlier finals with contestants together with Debbie McGee, Faye Tozer and ex-girlfriend Georgia May Foote.
Strictly Come Dancing airs at 7pm on Saturdays on BBC One.
Original article published here.