Inside Giovanni Pernice’s romance with Molly Brown

Giovanni Pernice and Molly Brown's whirlwind romance

Giovanni Pernice and his girlfriend Molly Brown. (Instagram)
Giovanni Pernice and his girlfriend Molly Brown. (Instagram)

Giovanni Pernice has been supported by his girlfriend Molly Brown behind the scenes.

Pernice has been in the headlines over his alleged "militant approach" to training his celebrity partners on Strictly Come Dancing. His last celebrity partner Amanda Abbington quit Strictly Come Dancing last year early amid reports they were feuding backstage.

There have been reports that the star is the centre of an internal BBC probe into "serious workplace misconduct"; the BBC had no comment. The dancer recently denied "any suggestion of abusive or threatening behaviour" in an Instagram post following reports the star had quit Strictly after nine years.

Behind the scenes, the choreographer has been supported by his girlfriend and they have shared loved-up Instagram exchanges. In recent weeks, Pernice, 33, and his model girlfriend, 25, left behind the UK for a series of sun-drenched holidays.

Now the couple have been putting on a romantic display with a lavish stay at Soho Farmhouse back on home turf in the UK. It has been something of a whirlwind. From engagement rumours to getting a dog, we take a look back at their blossoming romance...

At first it was reported the couple had decided to keep their early romance a secret by not following each other on social media. While it is not clear when they first crossed paths, the lovebirds were first romantically linked in February this year.

Later in the month, Pernice went Instagram official with his new girlfriend Brown as he shared a picture of them together on his stories with the caption "Amore Mio" - meaning my love in Italian. They have since both shared a series of romantic posts on their social media profiles.

As their romance was heating up, Brown was seen wearing a gold ring on her wedding finger in pictures obtained by The Mirror in April. It sparked speculation that the couple could be planning to head down the aisle.

Pernice's representative told MailOnline that the pair were not engaged at the time.

Giovanni Pernice told Anton Du Beke about his hopes of having children one day
Giovanni Pernice told Anton Du Beke about his hopes of having children one day. (BBC)

However, Pernice has made no secret of his hopes for children in the future.

While filming fly-on-the-wall travel show Anton and Giovanni's Adventures In Sicily which was on our screens this year, the dancer spoke freely about his hopes to have a family of his own.

Pernice confided in his friend and fellow Strictly star Anton Du Beke about his dreams for the future. He said on the show: "My mum asks me questions constantly, 'Giovanni what is the situation?'"

He added: "Because every time I date a girl I always tell her and say 'What do you think about this? What do you think about her?' She always asks, 'Is she The One. You know I want a baby before I pass away?' Of course, I want a family one day. You just have to find the right person first.'"

Pernice and Brown have taken their romance abroad over the past few weeks. They have soaked up the sun in Dubai and then again in Madeira Island. First they headed to Dubai where they enjoyed a series of glamorous nights and meals out as well as relaxing by the poolside under the glorious sunshine. In Madeira, they were joined by friends for drinks and enjoyed more time in the sun by the pool.

Brown has shared a slew of posts from both of their holidays on social media and they have exchanged sweet messages beneath them. As their romance continued to heat up, Pernice sweetly admitted in the comments: "I love you, like a lot."

In May, the couple decided to take the next big step in their relationship as they got a pet dog together. "Ready for our little arrival," Brown wrote on Instagram.

They then introduced their Pomeranian dog Roxy. She added that they were "obsessed" with the furry pooch when they took Roxy out for a lunch date with them.

Their latest break has taken them to the A-list haunt, Soho House, in the UK. Brown shared a series of passionate kisses with her love Pernice and posted the intimate clip on social media, titled "Cosy".

Their UK break looked incredibly romantic with the roaring fire on where they were staying, they shared cuddles while wearing fluffy dressing gowns.