Exclusive: Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen introduce their baby daughter and reveal adorable name!


Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff and her partner, former rugby player Ben Cohen, have introduced their baby daughter for the first time in HELLO! magazine, revealing their little girl's name.

Russian-born Kristina, 38, whose daughter has been given the Slavic name of Milena, shortened to Mila, has found true happiness.


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Kristina revealed she has named her baby girl Milena

 "It's the feeling of being settled," she told HELLO!. "I'm in a happy place. I feel a sense of security with Ben being next to me."

 Their daughter was born on 24th June at Northampton General Hospital weighing 7lb 1oz, and Ben was at Kristina's side during the gruelling 19-and-a-half-hour labour.

The couple reveal that the labour took longer than anticipated because the umbilical cord was wrapped around Mila's neck. "Every time Kristina pushed, the cord was pulling the baby back," said Ben.

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Their daughter was born on 24th June

"There comes a point when it is not happening and you do worry." Said Kristina: "I was squeezing his [Ben] hand so hard that I thought I might break it," she said.

"I can't even begin to describe the pain, but it's an incredibly proud moment when you see your baby for the first time. It's an incredible feeling of love."

"Kristina was amazing and I'm so very proud," added Ben, who has eight-year-old twin daughters from his former marriage.

The couple have moved into a "perfect family home" in Northamptonshire. "Mila has changed the dynamic – another little human in our lives," said Ben, 37. "She is our creation and that is amazing.

"Kristina is a natural mum. It was very emotional and it gives you even more respect – it's nature at its best. I'm proud of Kristina, proud of Mila and proud to be a dad again."

 Read the full interview in HELLO! out on Monday. 

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