Strictly’s Katya Jones’ love life: Neil Jones marriage, Seann Walsh kiss & extra

Aisha Nozari

Strictly Come Dancing star Katya Jones has been impressing the general public together with her dancing routines with celeb accomplice Tony Adams, however what about her life off-screen?

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The skilled dancer was famously married to Neil Jones for six years earlier than calling it quits in August 2019, following her kiss together with her 2018 Strictly accomplice Seann Walsh. Have a look inside her love life earlier than and after her marriage…

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Igor Astafiev

Dancer Igor Astafiev dated Katya when the pair each lived in Russia and has claimed that the Strictly star was his first real love. When she left for the UK, he was so heartbroken that he stop dancing altogether. 

Neil Jones

Katya and Neil tied the knot in August 2013, after 5 years of courting. Katya, who began dancing when she was simply six years outdated in Russia, first bought near Neil approach again in 2008 once they competed collectively in Blackpool. 

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Collectively they went on to win the World Skilled Latin Showdance Championships in 2015 and had been topped the British Nationwide Skilled Champions 4 occasions earlier than showing collectively on Strictly.

They cut up in August 2019 and announced the sad news in a joint assertion that learn: “Hello everybody. As our followers and constant supporters, you might be actually essential to us and so we wished to let you understand some information. After 11 years we’ve made the mutual determination to separate. 

Katya and Neil cut up after six years of marriage

“We are going to all the time love one another, simply differently as pals. This may by no means change what an excellent staff we make and we’re actually happy with every little thing we’ve achieved collectively. Our shared love of dance means we’ll maintain working and dancing collectively in addition to exploring particular person tasks. It doesn’t matter what we do we’ll all the time assist and respect one another.

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“We want each other each happiness and we’ll stay the very best of pals. We’re actually wanting ahead to getting again to the ballroom and may’t wait to maintain on dancing. A number of love from us each xx.”

Seann Walsh

Seann Walsh and Katya had been paired up in 2018

Katya was partnered with the comic throughout 2018’s collection of Strictly Come Dancing and the pair had been pictured kissing throughout an evening out, which shocked the nation.

Katya addressed the error publicly on It Takes Two alongside Seann, saying: “I can’t apologise enough to everybody who it damage and concerned. However, the principle factor, me and Neil are completely positive and that is what issues to me probably the most proper now and specializing in my job and doing it as professionally as I can.”

Put up-marriage

Since saying her cut up from Neil, Katya has remained tight-lipped about her love life, however she has reportedly joined celeb courting app, Raya. In the meantime, Neil went on to date Luisa Eusse and, extra just lately, Love Island’s Chyna Mills.

Russian star Katya defined why she continued to wear her wedding ring following her cut up with Neil. “I put on it on a regular basis,” she instructed The Solar in 2019. “It is too fairly to take it off. And it was in all probability costly. I do not need to lose it so it stays on my finger. It is a gorgeous ring.” She continued: “I haven’t got an issue with sporting it so I do not see why anybody else ought to.”

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