They then reunited and got engaged in 2011 but eventually broke up after 15 months of marriage.There is no suggestion anyone else was involved in their decision to split.Rachel and Pasha’s romance is certainly not the first to come out of the dancing show. The former Hollyoaks babe got together with her American dance partner in 2009.
Asked if they got together at the beginning of the summer, months after her marriage to university sweetheart Jamie Gilbert ended, he told the Sun on Sunday: ‘That’s what happened.’ The sizzling pair starred on the BBC1 show for five weeks before they were eliminated after a dance off with eventual winner Abbey Clancy.
Friends say they stayed in touch and romance later flourished. The couple met at the University of Oxford and dated for four and a half years before they split at the end of 2009.
In an interview afterwards, she said: ‘He’s a real gentleman and holds doors open for you.
‘He put me at my ease and made me laugh within five minutes.’ While Brian said of Ali: ‘Aside from being physically very attractive, Ali is a beautiful person inside.
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