The Strictly Come Dancing stars have become parents

Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen have welcomed their first child together, it’s been confirmed.

The couple announced last night that they are now the proud parents of a baby girl and they’re clearly overjoyed.

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‘Ben and Kristina are delighted to confirm they are the parents of a beautiful baby girl,’ a statement to Hello! reads.

‘They would like to thank friends and family for all their kind wishes at this happy time.’

Awww. There’s been no word yet on a name for the tot but we can’t wait to hear when the pair reveal it!

Kristina and Ben’s happy news comes after former Strictly Come Dancing pro Kristina, 38, publicly revealed her pregnancy on Celebrity Big Brother back in January.

The emotional dancer told her fellow housemates: ‘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.’

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A rep for Kristina also confirmed her pregnancy and said she and Ben were ‘surprised and delighted’ when they found out they were going to be parents.

Both stars have so far kept quiet about the news on social media, with Kristina’s last Twitter post yesterday being about the news of Len Goodman leaving Strictly.

‘Wow that’s big news. Glad I was on the @bbcstrictly during the golden era with the wonderful Len and Bruce Forsyth,’ the Russian star – who left the show herself after last year’s series – told her followers.

Rugby player Ben, 37, and Kristina went public with their relationship last summer. The pair met when they were partners on Strictly in 2013 and got together following Ben’s split from wife Abby, with whom he has 7-year-old twin daughters Harriette and Isabelle.

Anna Francis