They supported each other through thick and thin during their time in the Love Island villa.
And Maura Higgins, 30, once again showed her support for Lucie Donlan as she sent her flowers and a teddy bear amid her ongoing feud with co-star Yewande Biala.
Taking to her Instagram stories on Thursday night, Lucie, 23, shared a video of the gorgeous bouquet sent by the Irish beauty.
Besties: Maura Higgins, 30, showed her support for her Love Island co-star Lucie Donlan, 23, as she sent her flowers on Thursday night amid feud with co-star Yewande Biala
The video of the gift panned around showing a caramel-coloured teddy bear and a card as well as the flowers.
The Cornish surfer posted it with the caption: ‘Love you Maura Higgins… Miss you so much just want to give you the biggest cuddle.’
Maura re-posted the video onto her stories, in a sign of support for Lucie who claimed she has recently received death threats after her rift with fellow Love Islander Yewande Biala, 25, escalated into a race row.
Lucie has been bombarded with messages online accusing her of racism following the discovery of old Instagram comments by social media site Reddit sent shortly after the completion of the series in which Lucie and Yewande appeared.
A fan had asked Lucie ‘how do you feel about Yewande saying you’re a horrible person?’ and she replied claiming that Yewande, 25, ‘bullied’ her during the 2019 series.
Sign of support: Taking to her Instagram stories, Lucie, 23, shared a video of the gorgeous bouquet sent by the Irish beauty along with a caramel-coloured teddy bear and a card
Yewande then responded with accusations of her own on Monday, saying that Lucie wouldn’t even use her name in the villa as it was ‘too hard to pronounce’.
Taking to Twitter on Monday, Yewande said: ‘You refused to call me by my name because it was too “hard to pronounce” now you wanna say I bullied you!! Bullied’
Fellow Islanders from the villa, Amber Gill and Anna Vakili, jumped to Yewande’s defence with Amber calling Lucie’s actions a ‘micro aggression’.
Now Maura has come out in a sign of support for Lucie, sending her flowers after her friend received death threats over the feud.
Rift: Following the discovery of old comments in which Lucie claimed Yewande Biala, 25, ‘bullied’ her, Yewande (pictured) hit back saying Lucie refused to say her name as it was ‘too hard to pronounce’
The two became close in the villa and have remained friends afterwards, with Lucie modelling co-star Maura Higgins’ Ann Summers swimsuit collection last summer.
She shared the racy snap of her posing in the plunging costume on the beach with the caption: ‘Always supporting my girl @maurahiggins #womensupportingwomen’
In an interview after leaving the villa, Lucie opened up about her friendship with Maura, saying that while they didn’t get off to the best start, they became best friends and supported each other through hard times.
‘It took me a while to trust Maura but now she’s my best friend in the villa,’ she said. ‘She really supported me through everything.’
Women supporting women: Now Maura has come out in a sign of support for Lucie, sending her flowers, after her friend received death threats over the feud
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline about the public fallout, Lucie is determined to put an end to the feud and is adamant her inability to pronounce Yewande’s name in a challenge was an ‘accident.’
Lucie said: ‘I’ve been sent death threats which are incredibly scary as you can imagine.
‘I said on the show I had trouble pronouncing Yewande’s name, it’s just what I’m like.
‘And I asked if I could use a shortened abbreviated version of her name instead as a term of endearment – there’s nothing sinister to it.
‘I regret how just a few old comments sent 18 months ago has snowballed like this and got out of hand, and drummed up some needless negativity.
‘Can we all just move on from this please?’
Sizzling: Lucie Donlan showed her support for co-star Maura Higgins by wearing one her her new daring pieces from her Ann Summers swimsuit line last May