Rachel Riley has recently given birth to her second child and revealed her name to the public. As a result, fans of the Countdown host want to know more about her family life.
Who is Rachel Riley's husband?
Rachel Riley has been married to Strictly pro dancer Pasha Kovalev since 2019. They met when she was a contestant on the show in 2013 and he was her dance partner.
Before Kovalev, Riley married her University sweetheart, Jamie Gilbert, but the marriage only lasted a year. They met while both studying at Oxford University, where Riley obtained an undergraduate degree in mathematics, and married in August 2012. By November 2013, Riley and Gilbert announced they were separating.
Riley and Kovalev started dating in December 2013, shortly after the BBC show finished airing.
Kovalev continued to appear on Strictly up until 2018, the year he beat his own record for achieving a score of 40 on all three dances in the final with partner Ashley Roberts.
How old is Pasha Kovalev?
Born on 19th January 1980 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia, Pasha Kovalev turned 41-years-old on his birthday in 2021. Riley, also a Capricorn, was born on 11th January 1986, making her 35-years-old in 2021.
What is Pasha Kovalev's net worth?
Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev's children
In May 2019, Riley announced she was expecting their first child and in June that year, Riley and Kovalev tied the knot in a Vegas wedding. Their daughter, Maven Aria, arrived on 15th December.
The couple announced they were expecting their second child in April 2021 and on 5th November, Riley gave birth to another daughter, who they named Noa.
Riley said on Instagram she had a home birth and thanked her midwives and doula (a person who acts as a birthing coach) in the post. Riley also said that Noa is a "rainbow baby," which means she is the baby born subsequently after one was sadly lost either through miscarriage, still birth or infant mortality.