Kristina Rihanoff And Ben Cohen Welcome First Child Together

Huge congratulations to Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen, who have welcomed their first child together.

The couple, who met as dancing partners on Strictly Come Dancing, confirmed in a statement on Wednesday evening (July 13) that they had welcomed a baby girl.

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“Ben and Kristina are delighted to confirm they are the parents of a beautiful baby girl,” they told Hello! “They would like to thank friends and family for all their kind wishes at this happy time.”

The dancer found out that she was pregnant over the Christmas holidays, and then famously made the announcement in the Celebrity Big Brother house at the beginning of the year, when she was three months along in her pregnancy.

Kristina told her housemates: “There was something [that happened] in my life before I came into the house over Christmas… and obviously I thought it’s very private news.

“But because we are living as one family now and everybody is sort of supporting one another now, it happened to be that I found that my boyfriend and I are going to have a little one.”

The couple’s newborn baby is the first child for Kristina, while Ben has eight-year-old twin daughters, Isabelle and Harriette, with his ex-wife Abby Blayney.

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Kristina, 38, first partnered up with Ben, 37, on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013 – but it was only after his marriage of 11 years broke down a year later, that they became a couple, publicising their relationship in July 2015.

The Russian-born choreographer recently made the decision to quit the BBC dancing competition, explaining her departure, she said: “It is the most exciting thing I’ve ever done. We are a tight bunch. It’s not the glamour of the costumes I will miss, but those guys.

“I think I am on a new path. Learning about myself, how to relax and how to enjoy a more simple and balanced life. I can’t say I’m not nervous. But I’m very excited about the future.”

Call it a hunch, but we’re certain that her – and Ben’s – life together will be full of excitement from this point forward!