Irish beauty Maura, 29, appeared on the fifth series of the ITV2 dating show alongside business development manager Chris last summer.
Chris found a romantic spark with blonde bombshell Harley Brash during his stay in the famous villa back in 2019, while Maura coupled up with dancer Curtis Pritchard.
Harley and Chris went their separate aways not long after the show came to an end, while Maura dated Curtis for eight months – but confirmed they had split in March this year.
Chris and Maura have been more spending time together and have even performed TikTok videos together which have been shared online for the whole world to see.
Love Island fans were convinced that Chris and Maura had sparked up a romance and were now a couple, and the hunky islander has finally addressed the dating rumours after months of speculation.
Chatting to Vicky Pattison on her The Secret To podcast, Chris was asked whether there was anything behind the rumours.
"No," he bluntly replied, "no, we're not."
Former Geordie Shore star Vicky wasn't having it, telling Chris he and Maura would make the "best couple".
He admitted: "Yeah, potentially.
"We've never really thought about it like that, we're just super close mates.
"We care about each other, we look out for each other, we basically bully each other."
He added: "I don't think we ever say anything nice to each other's faces, but that's our banter.
"She's Irish and it's the Irish banter and that's my kind of banter.
"If you were around us together you'd think, 'these two f**king hate each other', we don't.
"We like each other and the thing is, it's never been something that's crossed our minds and it wouldn't happen for the fact that we don't want to ruin our friendship.
"We don't see each other that way. We're platonic, as they say, platonic friends."
Vicky, 32, joked that their children would be "stunning", laughing: "The genetic potential there is stupid."
"Yeah, alright it's good to get your opinion on it, Vick," Chris joked.
"I didn't think you'd hold back...not in your nature, is it?"
Maura has previously denied reports she is dating Chris.
A rep for the former grid girl previously told Mirror Online: "Maura and Chris Taylor's friendship is simply platonic."