Georgia May Foote praises boyfriend Giovanni Pernice
Georgia May Foote has praised Giovanni Pernice for helping her through some tough times.
The former 'Coronation Street' actress started dating her 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner after the show ended and says she has never been happier.
She told the Daily Mirror: "Gio is my best friend and he helped me through a lot.
"He's the best thing that has ever happened to me. I'm in a very good place now. I've got good people around me.
"It's something that just happened, I didn't get a chance to look at him that way while I was on the show. It was a friendship that blossomed."
Although Georgia did not go into detail about what exactly Giovanni helped her through, she could be referring to drama with her ex-boyfriend Sean Ward.
It has been claimed that her relationship with Sean ended in dramatic fashion when he allegedly smashed a wine bottle over his head and hurled her iPhone so hard that it punctured a hole in a wall on the night of the 'Strictly Come Dancing' final.
The former 'Corrie' co-stars are said to have become embroiled in the heated row over her relationship with Giovanni, who she subsequently started dating.
A source told the Sun on Sunday: "Sean went absolutely mental and Georgia was left terrified and covered in bruises. She was black and blue.
"It was a horrible end to what should have been her biggest triumph."
The dramatic incident only came to an end thanks to the intervention of fellow 'Strictly' contestant Katie Derham - who was also staying at the Village Hotel in Elstree, north London - and her husband John Vincent.