Neil Jones has revealed he still hasn’t begun divorce proceedings from his estranged wife Katya, nine months after announcing their split.
Talking about their break-up for the first time, the Strictly professional dancer, 38, also discussed the Seann Walsh cheating scandal.
Neil’s marriage hit the headlines in October 2018 when his wife, 31, was caught kissing comedian Seann, 34, but insists the betrayal had ‘nothing to do’ with the demise of their relationship.
‘We’re in no rush’: Strictly’s Neil Jones reveals he STILL hasn’t begun divorce proceedings with ex Katya and insists his split had ‘nothing to do’ with Seann Walsh snog scandal
‘A lot of the places are not working because of the coronavirus. Everything is on hold. But we’re not in any rush.’
Explaining their decision to split, Neil admitted that they had ‘found that they’d grown apart’ before acknowledging they were ‘lucky’ to not have kids.
The dancer insisted: ‘It had nothing to do with what happened [with Seann].’
Not the reason: The professional dancer also insisted that their separation had nothing to do with the snog scandal which occurred 10 months before they announced their break-up
Candid: Explaining their decision to split, Neil admitted that they had ‘found that they’d grown apart’ before acknowledging they were ‘lucky’ to not have kids
For the first time since their split, Neil touched on the Seann Walsh kiss scandal which pushed his marriage to Katya into the limelight.
He said: ‘For me it’s something that happened in the past. We spoke about everything back then,’ before confirming that he and his ex are still friends.
Seann and Katya faced a huge backlash after pictures surfaced of the pair locking lips on their booze-fuelled night out nearly two years ago.
At the time, the comedian was dating Rebecca Humphries and she was still happily married to now-estranged husband Neil Jones.
Over: The funnyman was in a long-term relationship with Rebecca Humphries at the time (pictured 2015)
Break-up: After the kiss came to light, Seann was publicly dumped by his girlfriend of five years Rebecca, and Katya split from her husband of six years Neil Jones (pictured in 2019)
Shortly after the scandal, Seann issued an apology in which he blamed his actions on alcohol, branding it a ‘one-off’ and a ‘mistake’.
The dance expert echoed the sentiments, claiming she was sorry for the ‘hurt’ she had caused by her actions, but insisted her marriage to Neil was ‘absolutely fine’.
After the kiss came to light, Seann was publicly dumped by his girlfriend of five years Rebecca, and Katya split from her husband of six years.