Kevin Clifton will always respect ex Karen

Kevin Clifton will always respect ex Karen

Kevin Clifton will "always love" his ex-wife Karen.
The ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional insists he will always have "respect" for his former spouse and they have remained "good friends".
Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine, he said: "We’re really good friends, I think because we’ve still been dancing together. You’re always going to have love for each other and have respect."
Karen previously revealed she is "so proud" of ex Kevin after he won ‘Strictly’ with his dancing partner Stacey Dooley.
Karen wrote on Instagram at the time: "Our 2018 @bbcstrictly champions! @keviclifton & @sjdooley … So proud and extremely happy for you guys. Kev – 5x finalist and you finally did it!! Your hard work, patience and pure brilliance paid off. So proud of you x (sic)"
Karen had previously admitted ‘Strictly’ damaged her marriage.
She said: "I found the split very hard to deal with and I panicked. We weren’t perfect but we were a normal couple who began to have rocky moments and we didn’t know how to handle it. ‘Strictly’ was the glue that was keeping us together but it was also the workload that was leaving us with no time to communicate. To some, it’s like ‘Oh, you’re both on television and living a glamorous life’ but it wasn’t at all like that.
We were working from 6am until 11pm and by the time we got home there would be no time to do anything. There was no opportunity for us to connect and we started going in completely different directions. We communicated well professionally, but that didn’t translate into our relationship."