MAURA Higgins sipped champagne with Love Island pal Lucie Donlan as the pair jetted on holiday.
The Love Island stars reunited to celebrate Maura's birthday this week.
Maura, 31, and Lucie, 23, posed for snaps as they boarded a British Airways flight.
The typically stylish women wore grey hooded tops, with Maura teaming hers with Louis Vuitton sliders.
Lucie, who kept her signature blonde hair in waves around her face, shared the photos on Instagram and wrote: "And we are off!"
Maura has had a rollercoaster two years including romances with fellow Love Islanders Chris Taylor, Curtis Pritchard, and Strictly dancer Giovanni Pernice.
She recently left her reality TV agency, and has landed a major international modelling contract set to make her a fashion star.
The Irish beauty has signed with London fashion powerhouse Elite Model Management and its sister agency EWG Management in New York and LA.
Maura said: "I'm so excited. Working in TV alongside modelling has always been one of my biggest passions."
A spokesman for Elite added: "We're thrilled to sign Maura."
The star, who shot to fame on the ITV2 reality show in 2019, will make her debut with the catwalk crowd at next week's British Fashion Awards in London.
Meanwhile, Lucie has been dating fellow ex-Islander Luke Mabbott for a year and praised him for supporting her after she received constant death threats following the ITV2 show.
Lucie – who also starred in the 2019 series with Maura – was sent death threats by vile trolls and said in July: "It's actually been worse recently than when I came out of the villa.
"I think because everyone is just at home on their phones. At points I've had one [death threat] every day, and it is the same people, so I have reported them to the police."
Lucie went on: "It's made me really anxious.
"When I came off the show, I was so busy that I never really had time to look at my phone. But this year it felt much harder to escape the comments.
"It was so hard for me and my family. Luckily they and my boyfriend were so supportive.
"I think the best thing you can do after Love Island is find your own path, do what makes you happy, and have the best people around you that you possibly can.
"I'm lucky, I've got great people around me. As well as my family and boyfriend, Maura is great to talk to because she's so strong."
Lucie, who now models for surf brand O'Neill, said of Luke: "I watched him on Winter Love Island and he was definitely my type.
"My mum even messaged me to say, 'Have you see him?'
"I couldn't understand why he wasn't coupling up with anyone on the show, but then I was like, 'If he comes out single, great'.
"So when he did stay single, I slid into his DMs. He's easily the best boyfriend I've ever had. He's husband material – just everything I've ever wanted.
"He's very positive and caring, and very adventurous like me. He's also excellent on lingerie shoots and taking sexy pictures for Instagram. He knows all the good angles."
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