Ice skating pro Matt Evers made Dancing on Ice history in 2020 as one half of the show's first same-sex pairing with Steps band member Ian 'H' Watkins.
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Is Matt Evers married?
Matt was previously married to a woman, but came out as gay in Attitude magazine ahead of the 2018 series of the ice skating show. He explained that his uncle was openly gay and was disowned by his family as a result.
He said: "I didn't know I was gay at the time, but when he was dying it hit me really hard that he didn't know the love of his mum, my grandmother. They were strict Catholics at the tip of the Bible belt."
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He continued: "I wasn't aware of why his passing and the thought of him never being accepted by his own family hurt me so much until I realised I was gay. It's scary, the difference between generations." He added: "I live my life by example, and I want to show young people that what you feel or how you were born isn't something bad."
Relationship with skating partner Ian 'H' Watkins
Matt tends to keeps his personal life very private, and so it isn't clear whether he is dating anyone. However, last year the pro skater did suggest that love could be in the air with his Dancing on Ice partner, H.
Chatting to The Sun, the US skater explained: "I'm very much a professional. I've never had the chance to have a 'showmance' because I'm a gay man and I've always skated with females. This is the first situation that could potentially spur something.
Matt and 2020 skating partner Ian "H" Watkins
"At this stage I am so focused on making sure we're getting our job done, I haven't looked at the social aspect of our relationship. I haven't looked at him as a potential partner outside the rink but I'd never say never. He is a lovely man."
However, H has kept things platonic, telling The Sun: "It’s skating, not dating, right? I mean, he’s handsome, totally, but I’m keeping it very professional. Because if I snogged him or something happened it would completely devalue what I’m trying to achieve. What we are doing is bigger than us and bigger than the show. It’s a message."
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