Graziano di Prima and his wife Giada Lini were spotted in London on Friday after it was alleged that his dance partner Kym Marsh had separated from her husband.
The professional dancer, 28, and his long-term love, 32, were enjoying a lunch date in the center of the capital hours after news of the actress’ love life broke.
It was reported on Thursday night that Kym, 46, and her third husband Scott Ratcliff, 34, had split just 18 months into their marriage.
According to The sunKym and Army Major Scott decided to end their marriage due to the workload, but there had been “cracks” in the relationship for some time.
In photos obtained by MailOnline, the former Corrie actress looked gloomy while shopping with daughter Emilie, 26, still wearing her wedding ring.
Out and about: Graziano di Prima and wife Giada Lini were spotted in London on Friday after it was claimed his dance partner Kym Marsh had split from her husband
Divide! It was reported on Thursday night that Kym, 46, and her third husband Scott Ratcliff, 34, had split just 18 months into their wedding
The split reports come just five months after Kym appeared on Strictly Come Dancing alongside Graziano where they reached the quarterfinals.
It looks like the infamous ‘Strictly curse’ has struck again as Kym becomes the latest in a long line of celebrities to split from their partners after appearing on the show.
The dance duo became good friends while working together on the show, but there is no suggestion that they had a romantic relationship.
On Friday, Graziano and Giani looked relaxed as they strolled around Mayfair together before stopping for a bite to eat.
Graziano wore a dark denim shirt under a black leather jacket, paired with black jeans and a pair of boots.
Meanwhile, Giani looked chic in a black faux fur coat with a pair of knee-high boots.
She wore her blonde locks slicked back in a neat bun and showed off her natural beauty with just a thin layer of makeup.
The strain of Kym and Scot’s careers reportedly led the couple to attempt a trial separation earlier this year, before deciding to officially split.
While mum-of-four Kym lives in Cheshire, Scott lives in a barracks in the south, meaning the couple struggled to spend quality time together – and Kym’s intense Strictly rehearsals last year are said to have put further strain on the marriage.
Nothing to do with me! The professional dancer, 28, and his long-term love, 32, enjoyed a lunch date in the center of the capital hours after news of the actress’ love life broke
Strictly cursed! The split reports come just five months after Kym appeared on Strictly Come Dancing alongside Graziano where they reached the quarterfinals
Oh no! It looks like the infamous ‘Strictly curse’ has struck again as Kym becomes the latest in a long line of celebrities to split from their partners after appearing on the show
Kym stars in Waterloo Road and is a regular presenter of BBC1 daytime show Morning Live and also appears in theater roles.
A source told The Sun: “They both really tried to make it work but the cracks have been there for a while and they only saw each other one or two days a week.”
They continued, “They had a trial divorce earlier this year and were hoping to get things back on track, but they’ve decided it’s best to go their separate ways.
“It’s very sad for everyone involved, but they’ve decided it’s time to tell their family and friends and focus on the future — which means filing for divorce. They hope to keep things as amicable as possible. Hopefully time will heal things.”
MailOnline has reached out to Kym’s representatives for comment.
The former Hear’Say singer – who is also mum to David, 27, and Polly, 12 – made a very glum figure when she was spotted shopping on Thursday. Kym also had a son Archie, who sadly passed away at 21 weeks in 2009.
She and her oldest daughter stopped at a shoe store before going for lunch at a bakery.
Kym donned an animal print tracksuit and paired it with a black leather biker jacket and comfortable sneakers.
Sad news: Kym and Private Scott, 34, are said to have decided to end their marriage due to the strain of work, but there had been ‘cracks’ in the relationship for some time
Woman: Although she has seemingly deleted photos of Scott from her Instagram, she still lists herself as ‘Wife to Scott’
However, while the former soap star often shares snaps and gushing tributes to her kids on social media, she seems to have removed all traces of Scott.
Despite this, her profile still lists herself as a mother, actor, and “Wife to Scott.”
Kym was previously married to Jack Ryder of EastEnders from 2002-2009 and Jamie Lomas of Hollyoaks from 2012-2014.
After her and Scott’s wedding day in 2021, Kym took to Instagram to post a sweet tribute to her new husband, calling him “love of her life.”
The sweet photo showed the couple dancing together at the wedding that took place at Sandhurst military academy.
Split: The dance duo became good friends while working together on the show, but there’s no suggestion they had a romantic relationship
Outing: On Friday, Graziano and Giani looked relaxed as they strolled around Mayfair together before stopping for a bite to eat
Lunch: Graziano wore a dark denim shirt under a black leather jacket, paired with black jeans and a pair of boots
Rehearsals: Kym’s intense Strictly rehearsals last year reportedly put further strain on the marriage (pictured with pro parter Graziano Di Prima)
The couple tied the knot in front of friends and family just four months after announcing their engagement in July.
The couple have been dating since July 2018 but have endured long periods of separation while Scott serves overseas, with Kym admitting last April that they had been separated for seven months at the time.
In December 2018, Kym revealed that she and Scott were separated for six months as the soldier was set to return to Afghanistan for duty in the Parachute Regiment.
Despite the long distance looming, the star was firm in her belief that their relationship would survive the strain.
About: After breaking into the pop scene as a member of Hear’Say, Kym married EastEnders star Jack Ryder, 36, in 2002, but they divorced in 2009 (pictured in 2001)
Exes: she married Jamie Lomas of Hollyoaks in 2012 but they split a year later (pictured in 2009)
Kym split from Matt Baker for three months before starting a romance with Scott, after a two-year romance.
She first dated builder David Cunliffe before rising to fame in 2001’s Popstars, and the pair had son David, 25, and daughter Emilie, 25, during a five-year relationship.
After breaking onto the pop scene as a member of Hear’Say, Kym married EastEnders star Jack Ryder, 36, in 2002, but they divorced in 2009 after she admitted to having an affair with Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas, 43.
Kym married Jamie in 2012 and the couple have an eight-year-old daughter Polly. The couple’s first child, Archie, died shortly after his premature birth in 2009.
Strictly’s Graziano di Prima steps out after Kym Marsh split
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