Ex-England star seperates from wife after competing in 'Strictly Come Dancing'and is now been thought to be under the ‘Curse Of Strictly’
A statement released on behalf of retired England Rugby player, Ben Cohen and his wife Abby read: 'Ben and Abby Cohen have agreed to take time apart to deal with some marital issues but remain fully committed to the welfare of their children.
''There is no third party involved, and Ben and Abby now ask that their privacy and that of their family be respected at this difficult time.''
Ben and his wife Abby married in 2003 and have two daughters. Apparently, they have some family problems that only their separation can help resolve
Cohen who was part of the victorious English lions team of 2003 and also an activist made the announcement in the week and the couple will now leave separately, after 19 years together.
Many in England have attributed the separation to the ‘Curse Of Strictly’; Cohen appeared in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, a dance show in England which has left many of the participants single either divorced or separated
Ben's fellow 2013 contestant Susanna Reid's long-term relationship with the father of her children ended following her appearance on Strictly.
In November last year, Countdown presenter Rachel Riley revealed her marriage had ended and earlier this month went public with her Strictly professional partner Pasha Kovalev as a couple.
The new series of Strictly hasn't even begun and two celebrity contestants Simon Webbe and Sunetra Sarker have also announced their love splits.
According to sources, it is not known for how long Ben and his wife thought about the separation, however, the 36 year-old ex-England star was spotted at a fashion show where he reunited with ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ partner Kristina Rihanoff, but he was stil wearing his wedding ring.