Kevin Clifton: Strictly professional's relationship timeline including three marriages
7 December 2018, 14:48
Strictly Come Dancing pro Kevin Clifton made headlines after he married fellow dancer Karen. However, after their recent separation, we take a look Kevin's relationship history, including his two previous failed marriages.
Kevin Clifton, 35, has been married three times, with his latest nuptials to fellow Strictly dancer Karen coming to an end after just three years of wedded bliss.
We take a look at the professional Strictly dancers relationships and failed marriages.
Kevin's first marriage - unknown
Kevin first tied the knot to wife number 1 at the tender age of 20, although her identity has never been revealed.
Three years into their marriage, she reportedly left him after he turned his back on professional dancing.
He told The Mail Online: "We got to a stage where we were at the top of our game but we hadn’t won a world championship.
“We were approached and told that if we paid the right people, took certain classes with certain pro teachers, we would be guaranteed the title. It would cost more than £10,000 in all and I just felt somewhere it had all gone wrong.
“My parents believed we could win without it, but I wanted to walk away from the whole thing. I fell out of love with it. My wife divorced me because it was her life. I fell into depression because everything I’d put my life into had burst apart.”
Kevin's second marriage - Clare Craze
Kevin bounced back from his first marriage and straight into another, tying the knot with professional dancer Clare Craze when he was 24.
The pair divorced after a short time, with Kevin confessing that it wasn't meant to be.
He said: “It didn’t work out."
"It was part of my rebellion and we drifted apart.”
Kevin's third marriage - Karen Clifton
Karen and Kevin married in 2015 after meeting through Strictly Come Dancing. A romantic Kevin chose to propose to the dancer on stage on her birthday.
Rumours that their relationship was starting to crack emerged a year after, but the couple fiercely denied any problems.
However, they announced their separation in 2018, resulting in a third divorce for Kevin.