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Ben Cohen takes new girlfriend Kristina Rihanoff and his daughters on holiday

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Things are getting serious between Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff. The former England rugby player and his new girlfriend Kristina, who he met on Strictly Come Dancing, have been spotted on holiday together in Turkey.The couple were joined by Ben's young twin daughters, Harriette and Isabelle, who he shares with his estranged wife Abby.The group of four looked to be having fun in the sun and were pictured wearing life jackets and making a splash in the sea. More photos of Ben and Kristina showed the lovebirds relaxing on a sun lounger.

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Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff have been pictured on holiday together with his two children

According to The Mail on Sunday who obtained the holiday photos, Abby knew that Ben and their seven-year-old twins would be jetting off to Antalya, but she did not know that Kristina would be joining them."She will not be happy when she sees these pictures," a source told the publication. "It will be like a dagger through her heart. "Last month Ben and Kristina went public with their romance and the athlete is said to have introduced the professional dancer as his new girlfriend at a family gathering.At the time Abby made no secret of her feelings towards the new couple, and used Twitter to publicly express her emotions. She shared a photo of a note explaining karma, writing: "@KRihanoff there you go my lovely....."

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Ben Cohen and his wife Abby announced the end of their 11 year marriage in September

Kristina, meanwhile, has defended her relationship with her new boyfriend and insists that the couple only started dating after Ben and his estranged wife had ended their 11-year marriage."He left his wife a year ago," the 37-year-old Russian beauty told the Mirror. "Recently we started dating but we're allowed to see each other as two single people.""I don’t know why I am always attacked," said the dancer, who partnered with Ben on the eleventh series of Strictly. "It is such double standards."