Maura Higgins from LOVE Island had her strict friend Giovanni Pernice smear curry sauce all over her face in a sweet throwback video.
The new couple recreated a famous scene from The Lion King while giggling together shortly after confirming their romance.
Maura, 30, shared the short clip for her Instagram story with the brunette beauty beaming with joy while Giovanni, also 30, fools around.
The reality TV favorite has brown sauce around her mouth and on her forehead, with Giovanni smearing it even more while he says, “Simba”.
This refers to a scene from the legendary Disney film in which the lion cub Simba has Mandrill Rafiki smeared fruit juice on his forehead shortly after his birth.
Maura laughs as she looks at the camera, showing off her natural beauty with her tied back brown hair, minimal makeup and a simple white top.
She revealed that the video was old in the post’s caption, which read, âMiss you! @ pernicegiovanni1 (This is curry sauce, by the way) “
Early earlier this morning, The Sun announced that Giovanni was planning to kidnap Maura on their first vacation together after he finished his theater tour.
A source told us: “Since they started dating, Maura and Gio haven’t been able to spend much time together.
âThey had to make the most of the short time they could see another.
“That’s why, as soon as he has finished his tour, Gio wants to lie in a hot place for two weeks and lie on the beach with Maura.
Maura and Giovanni first sparked rumors they were an item after sharing very similar photos from Wembley Stadium last month.
You posted Instagram snaps with the same view while watching Italy vs Austria at the European Championships on June 26th.
She is said to take her romance with the star of Strictly Come Dancing – who previously dated Ashley Roberts and Georgia May Foote – “slowly” because she “fears he might be a gamer”.
But our source, who discovered her, added, âMaura shouldn’t worry too much – he looked head over heels with her and who can blame him. She is gorgeous.”