That’s one way to announce your pregnancy. Kristina Rihanoff told her Celebrity Big Brother housemates that she’s 3 months pregnant within the first couple of days in the house, sharing the news with the world at the same time.
It’s now been revealed that the pregnancy wasn’t planned and that her partner, rugby player Ben Cohen, whom she met on Strictly Come Dancing, was “initially shocked” when Kristina told him the news at Christmas. But now he’s had time to absorb the news, he’s said to be really excited.
Opening up to her housemates on CBB, Kristin said, “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, you know 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 mum-to-be’s fellow housemates congratulated her and showered her with hugs and kisses while Kristina tearfully admitted she’d only found out about her pregnancy recently.
“Well I found over Christmas. Thank you guys, I just didn’t know how to break it, what to say, when to say, it played on my mind and I wanted everyone to hear.”
When asked how far gone she is, Kristina confirms she’s “almost 3 months”.
Well, she got that part right. Everyone in the country will hear tonight when the show is aired on Channel 5 at 9pm.
Strictly a friendship
Former England rugby union player Ben Cohen and Kristina met when they were partnered up on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013.
At the time, Ben was married to Abby Cohen – his wife of 11 years. The couple have twin daughters together, Isabelle and Harriette, now 7.
A year after appearing on Strictly with Kristina, Ben’s marriage broke down – but the pair maintain they didn’t become an item until after then.
“Ben’s said it many times and I’ll say it again – I wasn’t involved in the breaking up of his marriage,” the Russian-born dancer told The Sun.
But Ben’s estranged wife Abby – who he met in 1995 before marrying in 2003 – has described the divorce as “the most traumatic thing to ever happen to me”, according to the Daily Mail.
Speaking recently, she said: “My husband, who I was with for 23 years, unconditionally loved and was completely loyal to in every respect, has left me for a f***ing Russian dancer.
“He’s done the dirty on me. I’m just trying to recover from what has been the most horrific time of my life.”
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