Ben Cohen Is Free To Marry Kristina Rihanoff After His Ex Confirms They Are Now Divorced

Dad-to-be Ben Cohen has finally been divorced by the wife he dumped for Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff.

The retired rugby ace is now free to wed the Russian dancer, below, due to be the mother of his third child in three months’ time.

Cohen’s ex Abby Blayney, who has dropped his name, told the Daily Mirror: “I’m Ben Cohen’s ex-wife. If it wasn’t for that woman me and Ben would still be married. But so what? I’m moving on.


“I don’t want to talk about being the ditched wife. Ben’s getting on with his life. I wish him well with his new family.”

Food photographer Abby, 37, below with Cohen, has confirmed her recent divorce to teen sweetheart Ben, her hubby of 13 years.

But she refuses to discuss if love rival Rihanoff was named as a third party in court papers.


She said previously: “He’s done the dirty on me and I want people to know. My husband, who I was with for 23 years, unconditionally loved and was completely loyal to, has left me for a f*****g Russian dancer.”

Blayney described the break-up in September 2014 as being “the most horrific time of my life”.

She and former England player Cohen, 37, married in 2003 and have eight-year-olds Harriette and Isabelle.


He partnered Kristina on Strictly in 2013, above, and the following year Cohen and Blayney split, saying they were “taking time apart to deal with marital issues”.

Rhianoff, 38, who is six months pregnant, has always insisted her relationship with Cohen started once his marriage was over and has moaned: “I don’t know why I’m always attacked.”

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