The Strictly Come Dancing stars have been married for two years, but sources say they are set to end their relationship.
Karen Clifton recently said her marriage to Kevin “takes work” after claims she and her husband were “barely speaking”.
In pictures obtained by The Sun, Karen, 35, was seen out and about in London’s Primrose Hill on Sunday, apparently introducing accountant Stuart Wood to her friends.
“Karen and her new bloke certainly didn’t seem to be hiding anything. They were out together with friends and looked relaxed and happy,” an onlooker reportedly told the publication.
“But there was no hiding in corners or avoiding being spotted. They didn’t seem worried at all about the controversy about being seen together.”
The dancer appeared to be in high spirits during the outing, smiling as she and Stuart walked side by side.
Gorka Marquez plants a kiss on Alexandra Burke as the dancing pair put an end to rift rumours after progressing past week seven [Instagram]
On Saturday morning, the 27-year-old was photographed leaving Karen’s London home moments before her.
OK! Online has contacted a representative for Karen to provide a comment.
Karen addressed rumours she and her husband were “barely talking” last week, explaining to The Sun at the OK! Beauty Awards: “We’re just a regular couple, we’ve been together for seven years and like any other relationship you have your ups and downs and nothing is ever perfect so you make it work.”
The publication also claim Kevin and Karen have separated, with a source apparently telling the newspaper: “Kevin and Karen still danced together in the group [Strictly] routines this weekend, but beyond performances they seemed to be keeping their distance.
“Things are obviously very awkward between them. The understanding now is that they have sadly decided to split.”
The couple are set to embark on a 44-date tour together next year.