Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen to wed?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 November 2016
Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff

Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff

Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen would like to get married in the near future but the blonde beauty wants to lose weight first

Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff are planning to get married.

The retired rugby player is keen to pop the question to the former 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional, with whom he has five-month-old daughter Milena, but she's adamant she won't walk down the aisle until she's managed to lose her baby weight.

Speaking to HELLO! magazine, the 38-year-old hunk said: "I imagine we will get married at some point. Having a baby later on in life, we were both very set in our ways so it has been a big change for both of us."

The 39-year-old beauty added: "It's not something that we're ruling out. We will see what the future holds. But with a baby, it's not something we've got time to think about at the moment. And I want to be in better shape on my wedding day than I am now."

And Kristina - who quit the ballroom and latin show last year in order to have her daughter - has already kick started her plans to get her pre-baby body back.

She said: "I've been going to yoga for an hour a day. It's such a good fitness regime for me. I love it. I'm gradually losing weight and getting back into shape, but I'm not there yet. With 'Strictly...' I used to burn so many calories dancing six to seven hours a day, so I'm trying to get back the endurance. I used to have."

Kristina and Ben's relationship has been heavily criticised after they met when they were partnered together on the ballroom and latin show in 2013 and began dating shortly after he divorced Abby Blayney in 2014.

It was initially claimed the pair were having an affair on the programme but both have denied the reports and insist they only got together once Ben had ended it with his childhood sweetheart, whom he has eight-year-old twin girls Harriette and Isabelle.

And, although the rumours got to her at the beginning of their relationship, Kristina has learnt to ignore the cruel comments because she's got a baby to focus on.

She said previously: "I think when you have true feelings for each other you know it was meant to be... when you have a little one, it changes your prospective in life."

Ben and Abby - who were married for 13 years after meeting at school - ended on bitter terms but that hasn't stopped his daughters getting along with Milena.

She said: "They get on so well. We all went on a fantastic holiday to Dubai together, and Ben's twins Harriette and Isabelle] are great with Milena."

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