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Kristina Rihanoff opens up about raising partner Ben Cohen's daughters

The dancer is mum to five-year-old Mila

Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff, 44, has opened up to The Sun's Fabulous magazine about motherhood and life with partner Ben Cohen's daughters.

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Kristina and Ben share five-year-old daughter Mila, and Ben has two 14-year-old twins, Harriette and Isabelle, from his previous marriage. The dancer admitted: "Children change everything," going on to explain: "Now there are more important priorities than how I look, like Mila, and Ben's children Harriette and Isabelle, both 14, who all have the most beautiful bond. You just want them to be happy."

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Kristina attests: "Being a mum made me a better person and I’m forever grateful for that, because living all my life in the superficial world of dancing is self-centred."

Speaking more candidly about her body changes after pregnancy, Kristina remarked: "I can’t squeeze my hips back into a different shape, and that’s OK."

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The couple now have a blended family

Her Rugby star partner Ben is on hand to provide a reality check when Kristina's doubts creep in. "When I go: 'I can't stand looking at myself,' he's like: 'What are you talking about? You look great and not even just for your age - you're healthy and you look after you'."

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Ben has spoken out before about the bond between his daughters. The three girls are "besotted with each other", said Ben, adding: "It's amazing when you see them together. They live for one another and they're best mates. My girls are my everything."

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The stars met on the BBC show Strictly

Back in 2020, the couple welcomed another adorable addition to the family, a dog named Ray. "We are excited to announce that we are welcoming to our family baby boy Ray... @RugbyBenCohen and kids are super excited while I am petrified #new #beginnings #family #excited," Kristina wrote alongside the cute snap.

The couple started dating back in 2014, after meeting on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013.

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