Maura Higgins caught the ‘old man’ snapping photos of her in her private garden (Picture: @maurahiggins, Instagram)
Maura Higgins has opened up about the ‘scary’ moment she caught an elderly man taking photos of her while she was lounging in her garden.
The former Love Island star first revealed the incident in January, sharing a photo of the hedge which the man had peered over on Instagram.
It reminded Maura, 30, of the downsides that can come with fame as many celebrities are subjected to stalking.
Recalling the incident, the reality star said according to the Daily Star: ‘It definitely is scary. Especially with the elderly man, that really scared me.
‘I was sitting outside in my dressing gown and I just turned my head and he was so close to me.
‘Where my seating area is outside, the bush is right next to it and I looked and saw this man and it was like something from a horror film. He was holding his phone up and I could hear him taking pictures.’
Maura said it is ‘definitely one of the downsides’ of being in the public eye, but admitted the ‘upsides do outweigh’ the bad.
Maura lives with her boyfriend Chris Taylor (Picture: @maurahiggins, Instagram)
Shortly after the incident, Maura told her Instagram followers at the time: ‘Sat outside this morning enjoying my coffee & I look to my left and there’s a really old man staring at me through my bushes and then he takes a pic of me with his phone… soo freaked out!!
‘Mad to think you can’t even feel safe or have privacy in your own garden.’
Maura lives with her boyfriend and Love Island co-star Chris Taylor. The couple met on the 2019 series but didn’t strike up a romance until last year, going public with their relationship in November.
Last week, Maura revealed how Chris grew concerned over her weight loss after she became ‘obsessed’ with working out, causing her period to stop for four months.
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