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Karen Hauer stuns in romantic photo with new boyfriend Simon Davidson

The Strictly Come Dancing star split from her husband Jordan Wyn-Jones in October last year

Karen Hauer in white dress
Phoebe Tatham
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Strictly star Karen Hauer is currently on cloud nine with her new rugby player boyfriend Simon Davidson.

Taking to Instagram at the weekend, the professional dancer uploaded a new romantic snapshot of the pair posing for a mirror selfie. In the loved-up picture, Karen and Simon appeared besotted, with the duo wrapping their arms around each other in a display of affection.

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For the cosy snap, Karen, 41, went hell for leather in a pair of figure-hugging black leather trousers which she teamed with a coordinating black halter neck top. She accessorised with glittering earrings and styled her raven tresses in a playful half-up, half-down updo.

Her beau, Simon, meanwhile, nailed casual-chic in some black jeans and a teal-hued suede jacket. In her caption, a smitten Karen simply added a single black love heart emoji.

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Lovebirds Karen and Simon appeared to go Instagram official earlier this week with Karen opting to re-post a loved-up image of the pair enjoying a stroll in the countryside. Hinting at their budding romance, Simon captioned the shot: "Things can change in an instant [red love heart] Try to live in the moment, you never know what may happen".

Celebrity friends were quick to comment on the post, with Gemma Atkinson adding heart-eyes emojis. Strictly's Gorka Marquez teased: "Look at you two!! [heart-eyes emoji]" while Karen's celebrity partner Eddie Kadi added two flame emojis.

karen hauer in blue dress at pride of britain awards © Getty Images
The Strictly pro at the Pride of Britain Awards 2023

The new couple sparked romance rumours earlier this month after they were spotted leaving a Birmingham hotel where Karen was staying during the Strictly tour.

Strictly Come Dating: couples who met on the dancefloor

As well as Gemma and Gorka, there are several other loved-up couples who met during their time on Strictly

  • Janette Manrara and Aljaz Škorjanec met on Strictly in 2010, before marrying in 2017 and welcoming a baby, Lyra, in 2023.
  • Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev met during the 2013 series. They married in 2019 and have two children together.
  • Dianne Buswell and Joe Sugg fell in love while competing in 2018. They live together in Brighton.
  • Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton met in 2018 and welcomed a baby girl, Minnie, in 2023.
  • Max George and Maisie Smith shared their Strictly experience together in 2020, but didn't announce their relationship until 2022.
  • Tyler West and Molly Rainford starred in the 2022 series together and have been going strong ever since!
  • Kai Widdrington and Nadiya Bychkova are both professionals on the show, and began dating in 2022.
  • Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen were partnered together on the show in 2013, confirming their romance in 2014. They share a daughter together, Mila, who was born in 2018.

Prior to finding love with Simon, Karen had been married to fitness instructor Jordan Wyn-Jones. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday about their split, Jordan explained how the couple decided to go their separate ways owing to differing opinions with regards to starting a family.

jordan and karen sitting outside © Instagram
The former couple tied the knot in 2022

Speaking about the moment they decided to call it quits, Jordan said: "There were tears on both sides. A lot of tears and sadness. We didn't want to let go of each other but we're also not right for each other."

He added: "If we'd stayed together and we didn't have a family, I felt I would have ended up resenting her. This is the perfect moment for us to love each other and leave each other."

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