They may be in the midst of a divorce, but Karen Clifton has revealed she would be “happy” if Kevin started dating again.
Despite calling time on their three-year marriage, Karen, 36, and Kevin, 35, have managed to remain civil – even embarking on a nationwide tour of their show Karen and Kevin Live together.
And now, the Venezuelan beauty has revealed she has no qualms about her ex-hubby moving on with someone else.
“I’d be ok if Kevin started dating. It’s one of those things where if he’s happy, I’m happy. You don’t need to have drama, you don’t need any negativity and you just need the same mindset and the same goal,” she said.
Although people often expect a break-up to cause drama, Karen and Kevin didn’t want any of that. “It’s great working with Kevin. It’s always been great and nothing’s changed with him…,” she admitted.
“People have this stigma that it ‘has’ to be nasty if things don’t work out the way they work out, but it doesn’t have to be nasty if things don’t work out the way they work out, but it doesn’t have to be nasty at all.”
Although she’d be fine if he moved on, Karen is in no position to find love herself.
‘The only person I’m dating is my dog Betty and that’s the only person I’m seeing, who I love very much. I have zero time to look for love,” she said.
Thankfully, the pair remaining “really good friends” means BBC bosses have invited both dancers back for this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing, despite rumours of “tension” backstage last year.
“We love that we have this special bond and we get along great and we have this great chemistry on the dance floor and off the dance floor we’re really good friends,” she explained.
The couple’s return to Strictly comes after Brendan Cole was axed from the line-up and replaced by three brand new faces – Graziano Di Prima, Johannes Radee and Luba Mushtuk.
Bring on another series of dancing!