Strictly Come Dancing has a little bit of a status for inflicting the breakdown of relationships and the start of recent romances, however professionals Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec say the present was the alternative of a ‘Curse’ for them
Strictly Come Dancing ‘s Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec say the present saved their marriage as they have been on the verge of splitting up earlier than becoming a member of.
Whereas the dreaded ‘Curse’ is claimed to have introduced in regards to the finish of many relationships, the present just about had the alternative impact for Janette and Aljaz who say they have been near calling it a day earlier than signing up as professionals.
The loved-up couple, who tied the knot in 2017, have been collectively since 2009 after assembly whereas starring collectively in Broadway present Burn The Ground.
They toured the world collectively, however when the present got here to an finish, Aljaz and Janette, who now hosts spin-off present It Takes Two, have been confronted with attempting to make a long-distance relationship work.
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Aljaz was all set to return to Slovenia, whereas Janette was getting ready to fly again to Los Angeles, however in a coincidence, they have been each requested to audition for Strictly after a present producer watched them on Broadway.
Janette, 37, advised the Sliding Doorways podcast : “The considered doing the entire long-distance factor made it arduous for us. We have been very scared about what was going to occur to our relationship.”
Explaining how they bought on the present, she went on: “They known as me first and requested me to hitch the present, I didn’t scream however my face mentioned all of it. Inside 5 minutes they known as him [Aljaz] straight after.
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“It was a dream come true. Getting Strictly Come Dancing was probably the most unimaginable factor, not only for my profession however for my private life and marriage with Aljaz as a result of if it wasn’t for Strictly, I don’t know if we might have labored by way of the long-distance factor.”
They joined the present collectively for the 11th collection in 2013, 4 years earlier than they walked down the aisle with lots of their co-stars becoming a member of the celebrations.
Janette mentioned again in April that she and Aljaz had fallen in love another time in the course of the lockdown.
They usually’ve additionally talked overtly about their want to have children.
Janette as soon as mentioned: “We at all times needed to have a child, however 2020 has undoubtedly made me say to myself, ‘ what, Janette, it is by no means going to be the right time but it surely’s at all times going to be the correct time’.
“As a lady who’s a dancer, my physique is my job so it is scary to make that call in regards to the excellent time to begin a household.
“I at all times thought there can be an ideal month and 12 months, however what 2020 has made me realise is that excellent time isn’t going to return alongside.”