Karen and Kevin Clifton have split, they confirmed today.
Speaking on Chris Evans’ breakfast show, Kevin said: “Privately we are not together anymore but professionally we are stronger than ever before.
“Dance is how we came together and is what glues us together.
“We’re still the best of friends – we still have a lot of love and respect for each other.
“What we’ve found is that since we’ve been honest with each other it’s unlocked our creativity.”
Before 21st February the last time the pair were pictured together on a social media site was in November.
Since then rumours have been swirling that the two are set to divorce.
The husband-and-wife duo, who married in July 2015, have been plagued by split rumours after Karen was spotted getting friendly with a 27-year-old accountant named Stuart Wood in early December.
There was also speculation that Kevin’s close friendship with Louise Redknapp , who was his Strictly partner in 2016, had angered Karen.
Louise is reported to have been “supporting him through his woes,” according to the Daily Star – after the pals became close.