Curtis Pritchard Spotted with New Girlfriend Sophie Sheridan
Love Island star Curtis Pritchard has moved on from his former girlfriend.
According to The Sun, the 26-year-old is dating his Cinderella co-star Sophie Sheridan.
The duo was allegedly spotted at the Cheltenham Festival last month, which he attended with his brother AJ and his girlfriend, Abbie Quinnen.
A source told the outlet that the new couple looked cozy as they strolled around the racecourse together.
They added that Pritchard and his new girlfriend first met when they were both in the fairy tale pantomime in Wolverhampton during Christmas last year.
“The pair met when they both starred in panto Cinderella last year after they developed a spark on the stage,” shared the insider.
Pritchard starred as Dandini, and his brother featured as Prince Charming, while his girlfriend was a part of the ensemble cast.
The news of Pritchard’s new relationship comes after his most high-profile relationship since appearing on Love Island with ex Maura Higgins ended in March 2020.
Curtis Pritchard and His Former Girlfriend, Maura Higgins
Pritchard and Higgins first met when they took part in ITV’s Love Island in 2019.
They weren’t initially paired up, but sparks flew after the former broke up with Amy Hart in the villa.
They were together for the rest of the show and finished fourth place.
After the show ended, they flew back to England together, and it appeared as though their relationship was still going strong.
Unfortunately, at the start of 2020, Pritchard was accused of cheating, which he strongly denied.
Curtis Pritchard's former girlfriend, Maura Higgins, in Dubai (Source: Maura Higgins/Instagram)
Higgins was also accused of being unfaithful to Pritchard with Dancing on Ice partner Alex Demetriou during her stint on the show in 2020.
In March 2020, she confirmed that they had split up with a message to her fans on Instagram.
“Curtis and I have separated. We enjoyed a great experience during our time in the villa and want to thank everyone for the support. We tried to make it work, but it wasn’t to be, and I wish Curtis nothing but the best for the future,” Higgins wrote.
Higgins then moved on with fellow Love Islander Chris Taylor and Giovanni Pernice, while Pritchard remained single for most of the time until Sheridan.
Is Curtis Pritchard Gay?
Although Pritchard’s past relationship with his female co-stars indicates that he might be straight, the Love Island star confused viewers.
During his time on the show, the reality star and his co-star Tommy Fury shared a friendly kiss as they declared their bromance official on the show.
The kiss had people questioning his sexuality, and many thought he was gay or bisexual.
And when he was asked about it during an interview on Good Morning Britain, he said he was open to dating men.
Host Adil Ray then asked Pritchard if that meant he was bisexual.
He replied that he preferred not to label himself because he felt it was not the right thing to do.
The hosts then asked him if he would consider romancing any of the guys from the villa.
Pritchard said he enjoyed having guy friends around, insinuating he probably would not strike up a romance with anyone.