Former Strictly pro Kevin Clifton has found himself unlucky in love countless times, with three public divorces under his belt, but he’s now loved-up with BBC journalist Stacey Dooley
Former Strictly Come Dancing professional Kevin Clifton has had a complicated run at love.
As he turns 39, Brinkwire has looked into his love life, ranging from three divorces, falling into a depression after a split and his now loved-up life with Stacey Dooley.
His romantic life certainly hasn’t been easy, with even his happiest of romances with Stacey facing a public break-up as the pair were rocked by the infamous Strictly curse.
Now that the dust has settled, the happy couple are more loved-up than ever before – but what has Kevin’s love life truly looked like in the past?
Kevin has always been an old-school romantic and first fell in love at a very young age. His first marriage occurred in 2003 to his professional Latin dance partner Anna Melnikova, reports say.
Kevin and Anna were partners between 2002 and 2006.
Speaking about his first marriage Kevin has said: “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 we would be guaranteed the title but 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. My wife divorced me because it was her life.”
He said that he “fell into depression” after they split because his life had “burst apart”.
When it came to his second wife Clare Craze Kevin didn’t spare a minute. The couple met during a night out at a salsa bar and instantly hit it off.
Clare was also a dancer and had studied ballet from when she was two years old. They performed together on the world tour of international dance show Burn the Floor.
However, by 2010 they had drifted apart and called time on their marriage after Clare became increasingly uncomfortable watching Kevin perform sensual routines with other women.
Their divorce was finalised in 2013.
Kevin has since said that his marriage was unhappy and referred to it as his “rebellion”.
He said: “” was never particularly happy in my previous marriage.
“I wasn’t myself – a lot of friends and. Brinkwire presents summary news.