Inside Strictlys Karen Hauer’s love life – affair rumours to difficult divorce

Strictly Come Dancing star Karen Hauer has kept fans glued to their screens as the longest-serving professional dancer on the hit BBC show.

Known for her impeccable dance moves and mesmerising good looks, the 41-year-old quickly became a fan favourite when she first joined the programme in 2012. But before this, Karen first gained public attention when she auditioned for the U.S. talent show, So You Think You Can Dance in 2009.

This is also where Karen's first husband Matthew Hauer became a familiar face to fans too. Following their split, Karen has had a few publicised romances under her belt. But the star has also endured heartbreaking moments while in the spotlight too.

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So as Strictly Come Dancing continues to heat up, Daily Star has taken a look at her relationship timeline. As well as who she's currently dating now.

Matthew Hauer

Karen showcased her amazing talent alongside her first husband Matthew Hauer when they auditioned for the hit show, So You Think You Can Dance in 2009.

The pair didn't do too badly in the competition impressing show judges and audiences around the globe. The couple managed to propel themselves into the show's top 20 contestants.

However, although things appeared to be going smoothly on screen, their personal relationship took a different turn, leading to their divorce later on that year. Karen and Matthew were married for nine years, first tying the knot in the year 2000. Despite their split, Karen decided to keep her surname, Hauer.

Kevin Clifton

Following on from her divorce, Karen had another highly-publicised relationship with fellow Strictly star Kevin Clifton. Karen and Kevin tied the knot in 2015 after he proposed to her while on stage.

Describing her big day while previously appearing on This Morning, Karen said: "It was fantastic, it was like a dream. We had sweaty hands, I almost felt like I was going on a first date…

"Right before I walked down the aisle I started panicking and crying, like 'Mum I don't know if I can do this?'… [But] he makes me feel really safe." Clifton also shared his take at the time and said: "I was more nervous than I've ever been… [Strictly] seems so easy compared to the wedding…"

But in March 2018, the couple announced their separation, after months of speculation about their strained relationship. Reports at the time also claimed Karen was having an affair, but these rumours were never confirmed to be true.

Talking to The Sun about her divorce, Karen revealed that she went through a rough time. She said: "I went through a really tough divorce, and it was the most difficult thing I’ve faced on my own — and, I guess, in a spotlight. It’s almost like you want to hide and go into your own little cocoon."

Following their split, Kevin moved on to his current partner Stacey Dooley, who he started dating in 2018. The pair share one child together.

However, she insisted working with her ex Kevin on Strictly wasn't as bad as people might have thought. She told FUBAR Radio in 2019: "Most people think that we’d be like ‘oh I don’t like it’, but no. Not at all. We laugh. There is no drama. I don’t like drama baby llama! I’m happy, he’s happy, let’s all be happy."

David Webb

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Following her split from Kevin, Karen began dating opera singer David Webb. Things appeared to be going well as they moved in together and later adopted a dog, Marley.

In November 2019, the couple spoke to publication HELLO!, in which they discussed their romance at the time. Talking candidly about her partner, Karen said: "He's my rock. It's so nice to have someone that understands and accepts me, doesn't judge and doesn't try to change me in any way. Everyone just falls in love with him too, because he has such a beautiful soul."

Despite this, things took a surprising turn when they announced their separation in September after two years together. However, the pair later revealed that they remain amicable.

Jordan Wyn-Jones

Karen's love story didn't end there when she introduced her new partner, fitness professional Jordan Wyn-Jones, to the world. The pair's relationship blossomed quickly, and in June 2022, Karen and Jordan tied the knot at Chewton Glen in Hampshire.

Among the attendees celebrating their big day were Strictly Come Dancing co-stars Luba Mushtuk, who served as a bridesmaid, and Janette Manrara. Talkign about her big day, Karen revealed that exceeded her expectations.

However, according to recent reports, Karen and Jordan's relationship has hit the rocks. This comes after Karen was seen without wearing her wedding ring at this year's Pride Awards.

Speaking about their relationship a source told The Mirror: "Karen and Jordan have had a tough time in the past few months and decided to split. It’s obviously very sad for both of them. But there’s no ill-will whatsoever."

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