Strictly Come Dancing stars Neil and Katya Jones shocked fans when they announced their separation last year, but the British professional dancer has now revealed the reason why they haven't officially divorced yet.
Speaking to The Sun in June, the 38-year-old, who maintains a friendly relationship with his ex Katya, revealed it was simply because they are not in any rush.
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"We're still not divorced. It's a thing we're trying to sort out but we haven't started the process yet," he said.
He continued to explain: "A lot of the places are not working because of the coronavirus. Everything is on hold. But we're not in any rush."
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In the personal interview, Neil also revealed why he and Katya decided to part ways back in August 2019, confirming it had nothing to do with her kiss with her Strictly partner Seann Walsh.
"We found that we'd grown apart like people do, so we were like, 'OK, let's go our separate ways'. We are lucky that we don't have kids," he told the publication.
Katya and Neil announced their separation last year
"It had nothing to do with what happened [with Seann]." He added: "We were moving in different directions but we are friends again now. Katya is a great girl and I've got nothing bad to say about her."
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Neil has since found love following their split. In August, the pro let slip that he was in a new relationship with fellow dancer Luisa Eusse when he took part in a Q&A with Strictly fans. Things are clearly going well for the couple, who are believed to have met over ten months ago during a trip to South Africa.
Neil and Katya continue to have a wonderful relationship, something which was clear to see in May when the Russian native took to Instagram to publicly pay tribute to Neil on his 38th birthday.
The pair have remained the best of friends
Sharing two pictures on her Instagram, one of him and another one of the pair together, Katya wrote: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THIS TOP LAD!!! May creative juices always flow, may the dreams progressively grow, may Liverpool stay top crew, may the fourth be with you! Much love."
And a few weeks before, Katya shared a sweet snapshot showing her FaceTiming her ex and their dog, Crumbles. "Hello @miss_crumblejones. Look at her," she wrote across the image, adding several red heart emojis too. The picture showed their pet dog's full face, but Neil's unmistakable red hair could be spotted in the corner of the snap.
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