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Janette Manrara has spoken emotionally about her love for her husband Aljaz Skorjanec – and now pictures have been found of a time when the couple were “slowly falling in love” but not yet realizing it.
The star, who celebrated her 40th birthday last week, first met her husband back in 2010 when the pair were rehearsing in a London dance studio for the Burn The Floor tour.
Aljaz previously shared that he fell in love at first sight and was regularly “asking for a date”, it took Janette longer to return her feelings – and her own experience of falling for him was together.
In fact, she revealed that she was one of the few people in Aljaz’s circle who was not immediately attracted to him.
“We met in 2010, I had just moved to London and was rehearsing when Aljaz came in, looking like Prince Charming. Everyone was surprised… except me,” she said. prima magazine.
“I was so focused on traveling the world and living my best life, I wasn’t looking for a boyfriend.”
However, within months, Aljaz’s persistent approach to woo her paid off – and a flashback to the earliest moments of their romance shows Aljaz planting a kiss on her cheek as an almost unrecognizable Janette smiles comfortably at the camera.
In another photo, Janette can be seen wrapping her arms around her beau as the pair pose for a photo with Abbey Clancy’s husband Peter Crouch.
Abbey and Aljaz won Strictly Come Dancing in 2013 during Aljaz’s first series as a pro dancer on the show, while Janette also debuted in the same year.
Meanwhile, the time of their engagement back in 2015 can also be seen in a heartwarming photo in which an open-mouthed Janette is showing off her ring for the first time ever.
For his part, Aljaz is delighted holding up a plate of delicious food, with the word “Congratulations” written on it in chocolate sauce.
Meanwhile, Janette, who tied the knot with her beau in 2017, shared another emotional moment as they celebrated their 11th year together in an Instagram post last year.
“Today is our 11 year anniversary! This photo was one of the first photos we ever took together when we were just friends on tour w/ @burnthefloorofficial 12 years ago, traveling the world , dancing, not even realizing that we were slowly falling in love,” she wrote.
She continued to her 597,000 followers: “And now we’re back to where it all started; doing those same dances with some of our best friends, married and in love. Life has a funny way of being magical.
“I love you Bučko! Many, many more dating and dancing anniversary together!”
Meanwhile, Janette even revealed in an unusual insight that the two are firmly credited with saving their relationship years earlier, suggesting that their marriage could not have happened at all without the show.
“He might have to move back to Slovenia and I was going back to Los Angeles, and we were going to try the long-distance thing and see what happened,” she said. The sun.
“We did Strictly, we got married while we were on Strictly. For us Strictly has always been the biggest blessing instead of a Strictly curse, and we owe everything to the show!” she explained.
Now Janette and Aljaz have taken their relationship to the next level by becoming mum and dad together to baby girl Lyra Rose, who was welcomed into the world in July.
Janette is now juggling It Takes Two with the commitment of raising a child, while Aljaz has spent long periods as a stay-at-home dad to help his wife as she tries to get back to work.
Aljaz and Janette join forces on their Dancing in A Winter Wonderland tour, which ends on December 8 at the London Coliseum.
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