Karen Clifton has been pictured out and about with accountant Stuart Wood, amid claims she is set to split from her husband of two years, Kevin.
After Stuart, 27, was photographed leaving Karen’s house on Saturday, they were then snapped strolling around London’s Primrose Hill the following day.
Stuart’s dad has since opened up about his son’s relationship with 35-year-old Strictly Come Dancing star Karen, claiming he had never heard of her before.
“I think it’s just unfortunate that he has been caught up with a celebrity that he was unaware of,” he told MailOnline.
“We were abroad when we saw the newspaper headlines and the s**t has hit the fan, so I knew there was a possibility of more about it.
“Hopefully, all of this will die down as quickly as possible because it is upsetting my wife quite a lot.”
Karen Clifton and accountant Stuart Wood look relaxed in each other’s company as Karen and Kevin are hit by marriage split rumours [Flynet]
In an old photo of Stuart obtained by the publication, he can be seen posing in a pair of fishnet tights and a crop top, revealing a purple bra beneath.
His father explained to the site that his son was an athletic amateur rugby star who was “just having a laugh with the lads” in the picture.
A friend of the 27 year old also claims he is “an extrovert and an intense sort of guy”.
Meanwhile, Karen has faced reports her marriage to Kevin is on the rocks.
She recently broke her silence on the rumours, telling The Sun Online at the OK! Beauty Awards: “We’re a regular couple, we’ve been together for seven years, and like any other relationship, you have ups and downs.”
She added: “Nothing is perfect… We just need to keep pushing and relationships take work.
“It’s not as easy as you think, especially being in a job like Strictly.”