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Karen Hauer is in high spirits as she departs her hotel with new boyfriend Simon Davidson following Strictly Come Dancing show in Birmingham

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Karen Hauer seemed in high spirits as she departed her hotel with new boyfriend Simon Davies on Sunday after performing on the Strictly Come Dancing in Birmingham

The professional dancer, 41, who split from husband of 16-months Jordan Wyn-Jones last year, cut a casual figure in a lilac hoodie and beige tracksuit bottoms. 

She wrapped up in a long khaki coat and kept comfortable in a pair of white trainers as she pushed her suitcase while ex rugby player Simon followed behind.

Karen wore a black baseball cap and also carried a large backpack white Simon – who works as a senior sports marketing manager for Adidas – donned a grey hoodie with black cargos. 

It comes as the couple confirmed their romance with a cosy outing ahead of Friday night’s first Strictly live tour show. 

Karen Hauer seemed in high spirits as she departed her hotel with new boyfriend Simon Davies on Sunday after performing on the Strictly Come Dancing in Birmingham

Karen Hauer seemed in high spirits as she departed her hotel with new boyfriend Simon Davies on Sunday after performing on the Strictly Come Dancing in Birmingham

The dancer is said to have enjoyed a recent romantic getaway with the personal trainer after being introduced by co-star Gorka Marquez and his partner Gemma Atkinson.

A source told The Mirror: ‘Karen and Simon have lots in common, so when Gemma and Gorka introduced them, they hit it off immediately.

‘Karen was keen to take things slowly and they were friends for a while at first. But gradually things became romantic, and though they have tried to keep their relationship quiet, they are now a proper couple.’

They added: Karen’s friends and family are thrilled, because 2023 was an incredibly hard year for her and all they want is to see her happy.’ 

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Karen for comment at the time.

Karen and her estranged husband Jordan married in 2022, describing the ceremony as a ‘fairytale’ at the time, but sources claimed the pair went their separate ways after a ‘tough time’.

Karen’s estranged husband Jordan later told how their relationship crumbled just 16 months after their wedding day as Karen went off to rehearsals, leaving him at home.

He told The Mail on Sunday: ‘It’s a bit of a love story, a sad story. I’m incredibly sad not to be in Karen’s life, and not be on this journey with her but we’re not right for each other in terms of her career. 

It comes as the couple confirmed their romance with a cosy outing ahead of Friday night's first Strictly live tour show

It comes as the couple confirmed their romance with a cosy outing ahead of Friday night’s first Strictly live tour show 

The new romance comes after Karen's shock split from husband Jordan who she tied the knot with in 2022

The new romance comes after Karen’s shock split from husband Jordan who she tied the knot with in 2022

‘I will always admire her for her career but it took her away from me a lot. She’d be away and I’d be at home on my own.’

Central to their break-up was that his wish to start a family clashed with Karen’s commitment to the show as its longest-serving professional, it was claimed.

Having talked about having children, they moved from Karen’s home in Wimbledon, South West London, to the North of England where they settled in the countryside with their four dogs.

But Jordan said their relationship became a series of video and phone calls as his wife, an American-Venezuelan ballroom champion, travelled around the country.

‘Karen’s dedicated to her career, which she has worked really hard for,’ Jordan said. ‘She’s amazing and I admire her for it. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to marry her – because of how powerful she is.

‘But we wanted different things. There was a plan about having children but then there wasn’t a plan.

‘When we first met, we discussed it. You do say things like, ‘I want to have kids’. And she’d mentioned to me that she wanted to have kids with me. But in the interview, Karen said ‘kids aren’t the future’ – which did make me sad. I’ve always wanted to be a father.

‘I wouldn’t say it was a shock but I knew subconsciously in the back of my head… why would she want to have a child with me?

Karen is currently on the BBC Strictly Come Dancing tour

Karen is currently on the BBC Strictly Come Dancing tour

‘I’d become vacant in our relationship. I was loving and so caring for her but I was vacant because of the situation that we found ourselves in.’

Jordan said they broke down crying as they admitted their marriage was over: ‘There were tears on both sides. A lot of tears and sadness. We didn’t want to let go of each other but we’re also not right for each other.

‘If we’d stayed together and we didn’t have a family, I felt I would have ended up resenting her. This is the perfect moment for us to love each other and leave each other.’

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