Kristina Rihanoff surprised all her fans and not only when she announced on Celebrity Big Brother that she is currently expecting a baby. However, she added that her partner, Ben Cohen, had already given the good news to his twins he has from the previous marriage before she announced it publicly. The Strictly dancer received lots of criticism for the way in which she let people know about her pregnancy. To this she replied that indeed she couldn’t have kept it a secret during the reality show.
Kristina met Ben back in 2013, when they teamed up together for Strictly Come Dancing. Despite this, the couple always claimed that they got together only after Ben broke up with Abby, his childhood sweetheart. As such, in January the 38-year-old dancer announced in the Celebrity Big Brother house that she was pregnant.
While this is going to be the first child for Kristina, Ben already has two twin daughters called Isabelle and Harriette. The girls are 8 years old and belong to the marriage with Abby. Kristina also appeared on This Morning and declared for Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that it was very important for the couple to let the girls know the situation first.
According to her declaration, it seems that Ben told the girls a few days before she made it public on CBB. Initially she said she wanted to keep the news to herself, but she realized that it wouldn’t be so easy to hide it, since she wouldn’t be drinking anymore, not starving in order to do the tasks or get some physical tasks. Obviously, people would have begun asking questions about it.
Moreover, she mentioned that the new baby girl was a surprise for both of them. She said that she even had her own show after Strictly, but it seems that she now has to change her plans.