Kristina spoke on ITV's 'Lorraine' about how Ben nearly died over the summer from the disease.
Kristina Rihanoff has claimed that a change in diet to veganism saved the life of her partner Ben Cohen, after the former England rugby star nearly died over the summer because of a battle with glandular fever.
The 40 year old ex-‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional, who met Ben on the show in 2013, spoke to Lorraine Kelly on ITV on Friday morning (September 29th), and revealed that her boyfriend was seriously ill a few months ago having contracted glandular fever.
“It's been terrible. But he was getting really, really bad, day after day and at some point he said, 'I can't breathe, I can't breathe. I feel like something is going on with my heart' and he got to the doctors and the doctors got him to A&E right away and they said if hadn't come on time basically he would have been really, really bad.”
Ben and Kristina welcomed their first daughter earlier this year.
Having welcomed their first child together earlier this year, former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional Kristina Rihanoff and her partner Ben Cohen spoke about their potential marriage plans.
The couple met back in 2013 when they were partnered together on the 11th series of the BBC One favourite. Former England rugby star Cohen was married to his childhood sweetheart, Abby Blayney, at the time, but the notorious ‘Strictly curse’ struck and they fell in love.
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Rihanoff and Cohen started dating in 2014, after the rugby star split from his wife of 11 years.
Former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ pro Kristina Rihanoff has revealed that the rift between her and boyfriend Ben Cohen’s family is over.
The dancer welcomed daughter Milena in July and says her arrival has helped bring the family back together, even if it was an ‘accidental’ pregnancy.
Kristina Rihanoff says the rift between her and Ben Cohen’s family is over
Ben and Kristina, who met on 'Strictly Come Dancing' in 2013, welcomed a baby girl earlier this week.
Kristina, 38, and former England rugby international Ben Cohen, 37, are the parents of a baby girl after she gave birth earlier this week.
A statement from the couple’s representatives to Hello! magazine on Wednesday (July 13th) read: “Ben and Kristina are delighted to confirm they are the parents of a beautiful baby girl. They would like to thank friends and family for all their kind wishes at this happy time.”
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Rihanoff and her boyfriend Ben Cohen (her former dance partner on 'Strictly') are expecting their first baby in 2016.
The 36 year old Russian-born star, who entered the CBB house just four days ago with 15 other contestants, revealed the she and her boyfriend, former England rugby union star Ben Cohen, are expecting their first child together.
At around 8pm on Thursday night (January 7th), she shared her happy news with the rest of the house. “There was something [that] happened in my life before I came into the house over Christmas.”
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The two professional dancers are rumoured to be joining the reality series which launches in January.
It’s been a tough week for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ bosses and they may just have been given an extra thing to worry about. Rumour has it that ‘Strictly’s' secrets could be spilled on next year’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, with dancers Ola Jordan and Kristina Rihanoff set to enter the house.
Is Ola Jordan heading for ‘CBB’?
According to the Daily Star, Jordan is set to follow in the footsteps of her husband James and enter the ‘CBB’ house in January. “Ola made up her mind pretty quickly she was going to go in after being offered the chance to be a contestant,” a source told the newspaper.
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