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Who is Strictly star Max George's girlfriend? Everything you need to know

Why is she concerned about the 'Strictly curse'?

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Jenni McKnight
Jenni McKnightUS Lifestyle Editor
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Strictly Come Dancing star Max George has been wowing audiences with his fancy footwork alongside pro partner Dianne Buswell for the past two weeks.

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And because this year's show has no live studio audience amid COVID-19 restrictions, it means the former The Wanted singer is being cheered on at home by his nearest and dearest, including his girlfriend.

But what do we know about Max's other half? Keep reading to find out…

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Who is Max George's girlfriend?

Max, 32, is happily loved-up with girlfriend Stacey Giggs, 41. If her name sounds familiar, it's because she is the ex-wife of former footballer-turned-manager Ryan Giggs. The couple married in 2007 but split in 2016 after claims of infidelity on his part. Stacey shares two children; Libby, 17, and Zach, 13, with Ryan.

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Max and his girlfriend Stacey Giggs

How long have Max George and Stacey Giggs been dating?

Max and Stacey were first romantically linked in April 2019 and the singer has since called the mum-of-two "the one". "I’ve always said I’ve wanted kids but never committed to it in my own head but I think Stacey’s the one," he previously told The Sun.

"We would love to add to the family at some point, that would be amazing. Obviously there are no guarantees but I’m sure we both feel the same way."

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The couple were romantically linked in April 2019

How did Max George and Stacey Giggs meet?

The couple first met backstage at V Festival in 2011. Max was performing with The Wanted and was dating Michelle Keegan at the time, while Stacey was married to Ryan. It wasn't until they were introduced by mutual friends at the John Gilbert pub, in Worsley, near Manchester, in 2018 that sparks started to fly.

Are Max George and Stacey Giggs engaged?

The couple have not announced an engagement but Max previously hinted marriage could be on the cards. "She’d have to say yes first," he told The Sun about the prospect of tying the knot, adding: "We seem to be getting on all right. It’s the strongest relationship I’ve ever had and every day gets more exciting."

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Max lives with Stacey and her two children

What has Max George said about his relationship with Stacey Giggs?

In the same interview, Max said: "We’re really close; we were close from day one. With me moving in with Stacey — because that was her family home — and the kids, you become such a tight unit. We are getting closer every day."

Why is Stacey Giggs 'concerned' about the 'Strictly curse'?

According to The Sun, Stacey was so concerned about the 'Strictly curse', she had her fingers crossed that Max would be paired with a married dancer with a "good reputation". While Max's partner Dianne is not married, she certainly appears to be madly in love with boyfriend Joe Sugg.

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