Strictly Come Dancing’s Giovanni Pernice is said to be utterly “in love” with his Love Island girlfriend Maura Higgins, so much so that the professional dancer’s friends are convinced he’s “going to ask the question.”
New reports of their frantic romance confirm that Maura, 30, “comes for everything” in 31-year-old Giovanni’s life, with a source close to the Italian hunk saying the brunette bombshell is “the one.”
A source told The Sun: “None of his friends have seen him like this before and Maura has also become very close to Giovanni’s friends.”
True love: Giovanni Pernice, 31, is said to be utterly ‘in love’ with his girlfriend Maura Higgins, 30, and the dancer’s friends are convinced he will ‘ask the question’
They added: “No one would be surprised if they end up getting married, because Giovanni has said she’s the one he wants to be with forever.”
The source also noted that Maura is “always” on the set of Strictly Come Dancing in support of her new beau.
They added that Giovanni has fallen for the Irish stunner with ‘incredible’ speed.
It comes after Maura shared a photo of a sweet romantic note her dancer boyfriend left for her on Saturday.
Sweet: A source said: ‘None of his mates have seen him like this before and Maura has also become very close with Giovanni’s friends’
The former Love Island star took to her Instagram Story to show her followers the letter from Giovanni as he prepared for his dance with EastEnders’ Rose Ayling-Ellis, 26.
He wrote: ‘Have a nice day princess! I love you so much.
‘Ti ado di piu (I adore you more)!! Forever Yours.’
Love: Maura shared a photo of a sweet romantic note her dancer friend Giovanni left for her on Saturday
Also on Friday, she shared an adorable photo with her beau as they both donned all-black outfits and kissed in the rain on a recent date night.
She simply captioned the photo: “Moments” along with a black heart emoji.
Maura supported Giovanni and Rose and wished them good luck leading up to the series’ first dance last week.
Alongside a photo of the pair, she said: “All the best to you both tonight. I know you will absolutely destroy it.’
Cute: He wrote: ‘Have a nice day princess! I love you so much. Ti ado di piu [I adore you more]!! Forever Yours’
Rose received a silent round of applause from the live audience when she became the first deaf participant of Strictly Come Dancing last Saturday.
After performing the Jive, the star went to the jury where she was met by Tess Daly who used sign language to applaud and congratulate her.
Rose made history on the series’ first live show when she danced with Giovanni to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off.
Child: Maura also shared a photo of Rose and Giovanni before their salsa performance
Rose learns the routines by “feeling the vibrations” and “reading her partner’s body language” — after admitting she can barely hear music.
She told MailOnline that although she likes to listen to music, she can’t identify the lyrics so will rely on the beat and count in her head to master the timing.
On the show, while admitting she hated the energetic dance, which she learned with the help of an interpreter, Rose was praised for being “full of personality” and having “very good” feet, earning 22 of the 40 points.
One wrote: ‘rose has just crossed the line for the deaf and hard of hearing everywhere and I’m so proud of her #strictly ‘inclusivity is growing’ [sic]
Wow: Rose got a silent round of applause from the live audience when she became the first deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing last Saturday
Another wrote: ‘She pushes boundaries and looks beautiful while doing it, so what a queen.’
“How incredible were Rose and Giovanni!” another wrote.
One viewer glowed: “So impressed with Rose. How she dances to vibration and beat without hearing the music is totally amazing. Really needs to be brought out by the judges how remarkable this lady and Giovanni are.’
Another was outraged at Shirley’s low score of four for the dance, writing, “I think we can all agree that Rose is absolutely robbed tonight with Shirley’s score… [rolling eyes emoji]’
Impressive: Rose made history on the series’ first live show when she danced with Giovanni to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off
Anton Du Beke said: ‘I find feet very hard, I thought this was the most fun I’ve watched a dance in a long time, you dance beautifully solo, you take that enthusiasm with that partner a full performance well done.’
Giovanni took to Instagram after the dance to send a heartfelt message to his partner.
He wrote in the caption next to a photo of Rose: ‘The proudest teacher I’ve been in a long time!! You are a beautiful and talented person @rose.ae!! Well done on our fist dance!! Week 2 here we come..’
Other viewers agreed, writing, “Shirley was so hard on Rose and I don’t think she got enough credit for her timing being right!”
Another said: ‘Rose looked absolutely great and danced brilliantly as it’s week one.’
“How incredible were Rose and Giovanni!” Another said simple.
Another wrote under the Twitter response: “This dance of roses has made me quite emotional. are you going xx’ [sic]
They’re not the only collaboration to make history, as John Whaite, 32, and Johannes Radebe, 34, were unveiled as the first all-male combination in the BBC competition’s 2021 series.
Sweet: Giovanni took to Instagram after the dance to send a heartfelt message to his partner