Strictly Come Dancing stars Katya and Neil Jones announce split after 11 years of marriage. The couple’s recent kissing scandal indicated trouble in paradise.
The two dancers announced their split after celebrating their 6th wedding anniversary this month. Mr and Mrs Jones had gone through a rough patch as last year Katya was photographed kissing her dancing partner on the show Strictly Come Dancing.
Katya and Seann Walsh performed a “dance of shame” in the following episode of the show.
Katya took to Instagram to post an official statement that explained the couple had mutually decided to got their separate ways.
“As our fans and loyal supporters you are really important to us and so we wanted to let you know some news. After 11 years, we have made the mutual decision to separate,” the post read.
“We will always love each other, just in a different way as friends. This will never change what a great team we make and we are really proud of everything we have achieved together,” it continued.
The posts also stated that the couple would remain on good terms after the split. It said, “Our shared love of dance means we will keep working and dancing together as well as exploring individual projects. No matter what we do we will always support and respect each other.”
“We wish one another every happiness and we will remain the best of friends. We are really looking forward to getting back to the ballroom and can’t wait to keep on dancing. Lots of love from us both,” Jones concluded.
Katiya’s kissing scandal had nothing to do with the split apparently. A spokesperson for the couple clarified, “It would be incorrect and unfair to attribute their separation to one isolated incident.”
“Many people make such a decision to separate when they realize that their relationship has become more of a friendship,” the rep continued.
“They remain the very best of friends and will continue to dance together.”
In March 2019, the couple addressed the incident. Neil Jones explained to Lorraine Kelly, “For me, I felt they overreacted,” while Katya added, “We’re over it, I think everyone else is over it, let’s just move on.”
The post’s comment section was flooded with positive wishes for the couple.
However, some were still skeptical that kissing incident that took place a year ago might be the reason behind their divorce. Even though, the two have clarified it. One Instagram user wrote, “I’m guessing the TRUTH came out then that it was NOT only just a kiss.”
Katya and Neil Jones have been married for 6 years before this and together for 11.
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