Abby Cohen reveals her ‘world fell apart’ after ‘Strictly Curse’ split from Ben Cohen

Abby Cohen has said her split from Ben Cohen left her “broken” after he ended their marriage to be with Kristina Rihanoff.

The 41-year-old became a victim of the Strictly Curse back in 2015, when her husband left her for professional dance partner, Kristina.

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In her first tell-all interview since the explosive split, Abby spoke candidly at just how much her life crumbled following the devastating news.

“My whole world fell apart when Ben made the decision to end our marriage. It's like a bus has hit you. I was broken — completely broken,” she revealed. “One moment you're a family unit, the next you not only lose your husband but your children when they're with their dad.”

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But, having spent “five years crying,” Abby said she’s “bored” of being dubbed a victim of the Strictly curse.

Having since found love again, Kristina has turned over a new leaf and is happier than ever. “I honestly don’t remember being that vulnerable woman.”

After going Instagram official with her new man last week, Abby said it’s a bizarre feeling to be happy again.

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“When I downloaded the picture, I was struck by the lens flare – when the light hints the back of the lens. I hardly recognised myself, I looked so happy. I haven’t looked like that for a long time.”

While it wasn’t a thought-out moving putting her new man on Instagram, Abby said she’s keen to shrug off the label of being “Ben’s ex”.

“Everyone still labels me Ben's ex' but I'm not that Abby any more. I'm me. I've got my two girls. My life. I've finally met a really nice man. I want to be known as. ‘Abby the good photographer' or 'Abby the great mum'. I'm very different. I'm stronger,” she explained.

Ben and Abby share twin daughters together. He has since gone on to have another daughter, Mila, with Kristina.

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Georgia is a Celebrity and Royal Writer working across GoodTo and Woman & Home, and the Director and Founder of communications company Farq Media. Prior to this she was Online Editor at New! Magazine – managing all of their digital content and social media accounts. Where she interviewed all of the hottest reality TV stars and spent far too much time commuting to London. She trained at Nottingham Trent University – where she achieved First Class Honours in Print Journalism whilst juggling copious amounts of work experience, freelance writing, blogging and having far too much fun with the dance society.