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Kristina Rihanoff gives birth

Kristina Rihanoff gives birth

Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen have welcomed their first child together.

The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional dancer has given birth to a baby girl, and the couple have thanked friends and family for their support.

A statement to HELLO! read: "Ben and Kristina are delighted to confirm they are the parents of a beautiful baby girl.

"They would like to thank friends and family for all their kind wishes at this happy time."

The 38-year-old beauty previously admitted her pregnancy wasn't planned, but "cried with joy" when she found out she was expecting the 37-year-old star's baby.

She said: "It was a surprise but I am obviously delighted. My mother was with me over Christmas and when we found out she put her arms around me and she cried with joy.

"It is her lifelong dream for me to have a child and it was lovely to see her so happy."

Despite being excited, Kristina admitted she was "nervous" about what the future would hold for her and former rugby player Ben.

She added: "I think I'm on a new path - learning about myself, how to relax and how to enjoy a simple and balanced life. I can't say I'm not nervous but I'm excited about the future."

The couple met in 2013 when they were partnered together on 'Strictly Come Dancing' and despite rumours claiming they were dating at the time, the pair have always insisted they only got together after Ben split from his childhood sweetheart Abi.