Kristina Rihanoff rules out having more children with Ben Cohen

Kristina Rihanoff doesn’t think she’ll have anymore children with her partner Ben Cohen, after they welcomed daughter Milena, five, in 2016

The former Strictly star, 44, who famously waltzed into the retired rugby player’s heart after he competed on the show in 2013, spoke about motherhood in an exclusive interview with MailOnline. 

Kristina said how becoming a parent stopped her from ‘worrying about being skinny’ after her illustrious career as a professional dancer on the glamorous BBC show. 

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Happy family: Kristina Rihanoff doesn’t think she’ll have anymore children with her partner Ben Cohen, after they welcomed daughter Milena, five, in 2016

As well as Milena, Ben, 43, is proud dad to twin daughters Harriet and Isabelle, 13, who he shares with his ex-wife Abby.  

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Speaking about motherhood, Kristina said: ‘Your life rotates around them, and they make your life special, and there is nothing better than being a mum. 

‘Those things before which used to worry me, like how skinny I was before, does not bother me anymore. 

Kristina said how becoming a parent stopped her from ‘worrying about being skinny’ after her illustrious career as a professional dancer saw her compete on Strictly (pictured in 2015)

‘I want to be healthy, and I want to be around my daughter for as long as I can. There are much more important things in my life now.’ 

Having spent her childhood growing up in Vladivostok, Kristina spoke of how she doesn’t talk to Milena in Russian at home but tries to help her learn the language by going to a Russian school once a week. 

Describing her as Ben’s mini-me, Kristina said: ‘She’s Ben in a dress. I don’t talk Russian in the house because that wouldn’t be fair as everyone speaks English, but she does go to Russian school once a week, so she learns a little bit. 

‘I try my best. She’s in my dance and drama school so she does a lot of singing, dancing and gymnastics.’ 

Strictly curse: The former Strictly star, 44, famously waltzed into the retired rugby player’s heart after he competed on the show in 2013

Asked whether they plan to have any more children, Kristina replied: ‘I already have a lot of children around me’. 

Elsewhere in the interview, the blonde vixen gave her take on this year’s winners Rose Ayling-Ellis and her dance partner Giovanni Pernice. 

EastEnders actress Rose made history as the first ever deaf contestant to compete on the show. 

Asked whether they plan to have any more children, Kristina replied: ‘I already have a lot of children around me’

Fatherhood: As well as Milena, Ben, 43, is proud dad to twin daughters Harriet and Isabelle, 13, who he shares with his ex-wife Abby

Kristina revealed how Strictly was a ‘challenge’ when she competed with Ben, who suffered 50% hearing loss due to tinnitus. 

She recalled: I really wanted Giovanni and Rose to win because Giovanni was in that position twice already – in the finals and came second.

‘He’s become really caring and a great friend, so for me I’m glad he won – they both deserve it. 

‘Ben – my partner, is 50% deaf, so I don’t see it as a disability – it is what it is, and he just deals with that on a daily basis, so I don’t think it is the right kind of word.

‘When Ben was on the show, it was hard because I had to be really careful with the music choices and make sure it had a strong bass and all of that was hard, because if it had a soft melody – he couldn’t really hear the beat, so I kind of really had to lead him as the partner. 

‘Obviously, I’m sure it’s not as hard as having somebody who is fully deaf because he is partially deaf, but it was very challenging.’ 

On whether she would ever consider going back to Strictly as a judge, Kristina said she would ‘never say no’.  

‘I think I’d be a fair judge – you have to be fair, and speak exactly your mind, and not in a fancy way, or making a mockery of someone or rude comments – I think you have to be straight to the point and you can only relate to the public if you’re truly authentic in what you’re saying,’ she elaborated.  

Interesting: The blonde vixen gave her take on this year’s winners Rose Ayling-Ellis and her dance partner Giovanni Pernice and revealed Ben suffers from hearing loss