Maura Higgins’ Dancing On Ice partner Alex Demetriou has been hit by claims his marriage is “collapsing” – just days after she split with lover Curtis.
The 29-year-old professional dancer is reportedly close to announcing that he has split from 29-year-old Canadian skater Carlotta after being together for 11 years.
A source at ITV told Daily Star the claims were not true.
Despite that, pals close to the couple allege the marriage is falling apart and they are “putting on a united front”.
The source told the Sun on Sunday: “Alex’s marriage to Carlotta is all but over, after 11 years together.
“They are trying to put on a united front for now, but the writing is on the wall.
“They haven’t been happy together in months, and Alex has been confiding in Maura about their personal problems, which hasn’t helped.”
Love Island star Maura had been dating fellow show star Curtis since the summer but the pair announced their split last week.
The source alleged: “He is besotted with her, and feels she is a much better fit for him than Carlotta, who is livid she is being pushed to one side.”
Just last week Maura announced she and Curtis had split-up after making the “joint decision” to call time on their relationship.
Taking to her Instagram, she wrote: “Curtis and I have made the decision to separate.
“We enjoyed a great experience from our time in the villa and want to thank everyone for supporting our relationship.
“There is no easy way to get through a breakup and no bad feeling on either side.
“We tried to make it work but it wasn’t to be, and I wish Curtis nothing but the best for the future,” followed by a broken heart emoji.
Daily Star Online has contacted Alexander Demetriou’s representatives for comment.