Dancing On Ice’s Kevin Kilbane and Brianne Delcourt confirmed they’re a couple just four months after being partnered together on the show.
The Irish soccer star and his stunning dance partner started off as ‘best bud’s’ after being put together for the show, but it seems things quickly blossomed for the pair, and now, they are crazy about one another.
Speaking to OK! Magazine about their new relationship, Brianne referred to Kevin as her ‘person’ when asked if they were an official couple.
She also revealed that the pair have a lot in common and have an agreed understanding of parent-hood and it’s importance, making their bond even stronger.
“We were just friends initially, but he’s been my biggest support while I’ve been without my daughter,” said Brianne, who is away from her three-year-old daughter Gracie for eight weeks while on the show.
“Kev’s a dad, too, so he gets it. He’s been my best bud” she continued.
And it seems as though the feeling is mutual as 42-year-old Kevin revealed that the attraction for Brianne was there the very first time he laid eyes on her.
He told OK! Magazine: “There was an attraction with Brianne the first time I met her. But it was way more than that. Everything just clicked.”
The former football star also revealed that Brianne and himself quickly grew closer than any of the other Dancing On Ice couples, because they spent so much time travelling together to train in Dublin and Manchester where Kevin is heavily based.
Brianne has appeared as a professional skater on Dancing On Ice for over ten years and in this time, she has been linked to three previous skating stars: Coronation Street actor Danny Young, EastEnders stars Sam Attwater and Matt Lapinskas.
However, in her eyes, non of these relationships compare to the one she’s got with Kevin.
“There is no comparison of Kevin to the guys I used to date. He’s perfect and my best friend.”
“Kevin has all the boxes checked for what I’m looking for in my life. I think he’ll be great for Gracie to look up to.”
Virgin Media sports analyst Kevin, who has two daughters Elsie (15) and Isla (14) with his ex wife Laura, said he is excited to meet Brianne’s little girl and introduce his family to hers.
“It seems like I’ve known Bri for such a long time as it is, which makes me feel like I’ve known Gracie, too,” he said.
“I have no doubt, my girls will be great with her.”