Karen Clifton jetted to back to her family in America earlier this week, as she seemingly prepares to to spend the festive season without her husband.
The dancer marked her return home by sharing a series of Instagram posts, showing her playing with her nieces.
Despite reports her marriage to husband Kevin is on the rocks, Karen’s wedding ring was visible on her finger as she took selfies with her nieces.
The Strictly Come Dancing star’s series of uploads came one day after Kevin was pictured out with former dance partner Louise Redknapp.
Karen and Kevin have been married for two years, but have recently faced reports they are set to split.
But the Venezuelan professional has put any signs of heartache to one side and is relaxing with her relatives Stateside.
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“Karen will fly to New York and spend it with her family while Kevin plans to travel up to Grimsby to be with his.
“Right now they are just trying to get through the last two weeks of Strictly and then need some space,” a source told The Sun.
“They will get back together after Christmas and decide what they are going to do. Right now their marriage hangs in the balance and their future together as a couple looks very uncertain.”
OK! Online has contacted a representative for Karen and Kevin to provide a comment.
Shortly after Karen arrived back home, her husband was pictured enjoying drinks with his former Strictly partner Louise in London.
The pair looked completely at ease in each others’ company as they were joined by friends in the capital.