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Exclusive: Kristina Rihanoff welcomes her first baby with Ben Cohen

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Congratulations to Kristina Rihanoff and her partner Ben Cohen! The couple have welcomed their first child together, they have confirmed to HELLO!. The proud parents shared their news in a statement, and revealed the gender of their bundle of joy.

The statement to HELLO! announced: "Ben and Kristina are delighted to confirm they are the parents of a beautiful baby girl. 

"They would like to thank friends and family for all their kind wishes at this happy time."

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Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen have welcomed their first child together

Their baby girl is the first child for the former Strictly Come Dancing professional, 38, and her ex-rugby star partner, 37.

Earlier this year Kristina surprised fans with the announcement she and Ben were expecting their first child together. The dancer broke the news while appearing on Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother – and later opened up to HELLO! about her impending motherhood.

She said: "It was a surprise but obviously I am delighted. My mother was with me over Christmas and when we found out she put her arms around me and she cried with joy. It is her lifelong dream for me to have a child and it was lovely to see her so happy."

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The couple met on Strictly Come Dancing

Kristina also made the decision to quit BBC's Strictly, but insisted she left on good terms with everybody. "It is the most exciting thing I've ever done," she said. "We are a tight bunch. It's not the glamour or the costumes I will miss, but those guys.

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"I think I am on a new path. Learning about myself, how to relax and how to enjoy a more simple and balanced life. I can't say I'm not nervous. But I'm very excited about the future."

Kristina and Ben went public with their relationship in July 2015. They met in 2013 when they competed together on Strictly Come Dancing.

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