Strictly Come Dancing pro Kai Widdrington has made hearts swell with an adorable happy birthday message to fellow dancer and girlfriend Nadiya Bychkova.
Rumours began swirling the pair were an item earlier this year after being papped together amid the hectic tour for the BBC flagship series in January.
While they were initially shy about sharing their blossoming romance, the couple, who grew close in 2021, have recently been sharing loved-up snaps.
In one of their most public displays of affection, Kai, 27, published a slew of pics of them gazing adoringly at each other to mark Nadiya’s big day, turning 33.
Nadiya, looking glam with retro waved hair and a Marilyn Monroe style dress, is beaming at the suited and booted Kai, who is cheekily poking his tongue out, in the third picture.
Kai wrote in the caption: ‘Happy birthday my baby girl ❤️.
‘Thank you for being the beautiful person that you are, I’m reminded everyday by the smiles and laughs that we have together of how lucky I am to have you in my life.
‘You are my everything ❤️.’
Fans were quick to fawn over the gushing post, with one remarking: ‘My favourite pair. I’m super glad she’s got you.’
Another penned: ‘Wishing you the happiest of birthdays Nadia! Such a gorgeous couple so pleased you’ve got each other! Hope Kai spoils you rotten! Xxx.’
‘Such a cute couple. You both seem like lovely people. Happy birthday to you both,’ a follower said.
The relationship comes after Nadiya split from her fiance Slovenian footballer Matija Škarabo, with whom she shares a five-year-old daughter, reportedly over the commitment to their jobs.
Both Kai and the latin dancer will return to the Strictly dance floor later this year when the show returns to our screens in all its glitz and glamour.
Other returning pros include reigning champ Giovanni Pernice – who lifted the glitter ball with EastEnders’ Rose Ayling-Ellis in December – and runner-up Johannes Radebe, who danced in the first male-male pairing with John Whaite.
Meanwhile, celebs taking to the dance floor are Helen Skelton, Will Mellor, Kym Marsh, Richie Anderson, Kaye Adams, Jayde Adams, Ellie Simmonds, Tyler West, Matt Goss, Ellie Taylor, Molly Rainford, Tony Adams, Fleur East, Hazma Yassin and James Bye.
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One in September.
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