Are things already on the rocks?
They first met in 2013 when they were partnered together on BBC show, Strictly Come Dancing. And while they seemed the picture of happiness at 2016 drew to a close, things could be looking rocky former dancing duo.
Pro dancer Kristina is said to be planning an LA move in order to appear on Dancing with the Stars – where Len Goodman sits as judge. But Ben is reportedly not happy with the stateside move that could revive the 39-year-old’s TV dancing career.
A source has told The Sun:
“Ben desperately doesn’t want [Kristina] to move to the States and it is causing serious tension in their relationship.
“She loves being a mum and still loves Ben, of course, but she’s not prepared to put her career on the back burner – they’ll simply have to find a way to make it work.”
While Ben and Kristina have a baby daughter Mia, it’s been speculated that he is keen on staying in London in order to spend time with his nine-year-old twin daughters, from his previous marriage to ex-wife Abby.
Kristina Rihanoff Husband – happier times
The latest rumours are a far cry from where the couple were just a few months ago. As last year came to an end the couple were talking marriage!
Despite the tumultuous start to their relationship, with Ben going through a difficult and heartbreaking divorce from his childhood sweetheart Abby, Kristina announcing her shock pregnancy live on Celebrity Big Brother, and Ben facing a sex tape scandal, the pair seemed stronger than ever.
They had their first child together, Milena, in July 2016. Baby ‘Mila’ as they fondly call her, has completely changed their lives – but for the better.
“Having a baby later on in life, we were both very set in our ways” rugby star Ben, Hello! Magazine. “So it has been a big change for both of us.”
‘”It’s a different life and I wouldn’t want to swap it” Kristina, 39, told the magazine. “When I wake up in the morning and Mila is smiling at me, it’s just the best feeling in the world.”
Kristina opens up about motherhood
Although the professional dancer is enjoying the “incredible” experience of motherhood, she is also keen to return to work and get her dancing shoes back on.
“It’s not unusual for dancers to leave it a little later to have babies.
“Because you can’t work on a show like Strictly and have a baby. It’s very, very demanding” the dancer said.
Despite being “very tired”, Kristina admitted to Lorraine Kelly that she, “can’t wait to start rehearsals” again.
After their whirlwind year, and what with a new baby and professional commitments calling, the pair are putting off marriage for now.
“‘With a baby, it’s not something we’ve got time to think about at the moment” Kristina admitted to Hello!
Ben, who was married to former wife Abby for 13 years added: “I imagine we will get married at some point.”
Kristina also revealed that she wants to look and feel her best when she walks down the aisle. So, for now, she’s not ready to say ‘I do’. “I want to be in better shape on my wedding day than I am now.”
Well we think those apparent ‘secret talks’ with Dancing with the Stars bosses could help get her there. Lets just keep our fingers crossed they all move forward as a family!