It's been five months since she welcomed baby Milena into her life, and it seems Kristina Rihanoff has taken to motherhood very well! During an interview on Wednesday's episode of Lorraine, the former Strictly Come Dancing star revealed how much joy her newborn daughter has brought.
"Milena is a great baby, she is the spitting image of Ben," she explained. "There is nothing of me. He is an amazing dad and they have a special bond. It changed our relationship as I see him with her and loving her to bits. It's wonderful."
This is the first baby for Kristina, 39, and her partner Ben Cohen, who already has twin girls Harriette and Isabelle with ex-wife Abby. The couple first met after being paired on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013. The pair have always maintained that their romance didn't blossom until after Ben split from his wife of eleven years.
Kristina Rihanoff has revealed how motherhood has 'changed' her relationship with Ben Cohen
Kristina, however, did admit that the "accidental" pregnancy helped rebuild bridges between Ben's family. "It was an accidental pregnancy, but it changed my life for the better," she said, later adding: "But if you have true feelings for one another, then it's meant to be. A baby changes you. Everything else becomes secondary and insignificant."
"We do all have to get on and we do," she continued. "We just went on a family holiday to Dubai together and they're incredible sisters [Harriette and Isabelle] to Milena. I think it's just brought everybody closer."
"A baby changes you, everything else becomes secondary and insignificant," she said
At the start of the year, the professional dancer made her pregnancy announcement live on air on Celebrity Big Brother, but during a recent chat on This Morning Kristina revealed that Ben's twin daughters were among the first to be told the news. "It was most important for Ben to tell his twins before the show," she said. "But he didn't have them for a few days prior to the show, so we couldn't announce it in the press or on Twitter."
"So I had to go into the house keeping it quiet so he could tell his family, his daughters, that was the most important thing for us to make sure they knew first," she added. "Obviously when I was already on Big Brother I knew that he had spoken to the girls so I announced it on Big Brother."