Rachel Riley And Strictly Come Dancing’s Pasha Kovalev Choose LFW For Their FIRST Public Appearance

They only went public with their romance this VERY week.

But Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev certainly didn’t shy away from the cameras at London fashion Week today, as they stepped out for their FIRST public appearance.


What a stylish and good-looking couple – no wonder things got a little bit saucy after swinging each other round the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom.

Attending the Julien Macdonald show this afternoon, the pair looked PROPERLY loved up, which is pretty nice isn’t it?

Hand-holding, gazing into each others eyes – if it wasn’t so damn cute we’d have probably got a bit nauseous by now.

Number-cruncher Rachel split from her childhood beau Jamie (*sobs*) shortly after her stint on Strictly – and although nothing happened between her and former dance partner Pasha until MONTHS after, he friends claimed that her closeness to Kovalev was just a teeny tiny bit of a factor.


“Rachel and Pasha were clearly very close. The amount of time she spent with him was too much for her husband Jamie,” a pal told The Sun at the time.

When asked by The Sun if the rumours that they have been romantically involved since early summer were true, Pasha said: “That’s what happened.”


However, the 34-year-old dancer decided to keep tight lipped about any other details of his and the 28-year-old presenter’s romantic entanglement, adding: “I don’t want to make any personal comment. I would like people to focus on the show. It’s going to be brilliant.”

Kudos on getting in a bit of promo for Strictly, Pash.

Last year, Rachel and Pasha got tongues wagging after it seemed like there was more between than fancy footwork.

Rachel Riley And Strictly Come Dancing's Pasha Kovalev Choose LFW For Their FIRST Public Appearance
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A show insider revealed: ‘Pasha and Rachel always had a natural chemistry. You could see that they had a soft spot for each other when they were on the show.”

“When Rachel separated from her husband we suspected something would happen between the two of them and it was always a case of when, not if.”
Rachel Riley And Strictly Come Dancing's Pasha Kovalev Choose LFW For Their FIRST Public Appearance
By MazSight

Rachel separated from her husband of 16-months, Jamie Gilbert, shortly after leaving the show, with the TV blonde insisting that the marriage’s breakdown didn’t involve any wrong doing from either party.

She previously told the Telegraph: “It’s tough on a relationship because it’s so full-on and all-absorbing yet it’s something your real-life partner can’t be a part of. I don’t think there’s a Strictly curse, but it does serve as a magnifying glass that shows up pre-existing fault lines.”

Here’s hoping these guys don’t fall foul of the infamous Strictly relationship curse, eh?

[Rachel Riley and husband Jamie Gilbert split after 16 months]

[ Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev FINALLY confirm their long-rumoured romance! ]


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