Kelvin Fletcher celebrates Valentine's Day with wife Liz amid Oti Mabuse drama
The former Emmerdale star took to Instagram to share a sweet tribute to his wife as well as an adorable card he received from his three-year-old daughter Marnieby Irishmirror.ie
Kelvin Fletcher is celebrating Valentine's Day with his wife amid the drama surrounding his relationship with Oti Mabuse.
The former Emmerdale star, 36, who shares daughter Marnie, three, and son Milo, one, with wife Liz Marsland, paid tribute to his partner.
Throughout and beyond his winning stint on Strictly Come Dancing, he was plagued with 'curse' rumours and accusations that there was something going on between him and his pro partner Oti.
The pair have insisted all along that they're nothing but good friends.
Today, on the most romantic day of the year, Kelvin cosied up to Liz for a stunning selfie.
He captioned it: "Happy Valentines @eliza_marsland"
Kelvin also received an adorable Valentine's Day card from his little girl.
This morning, the Strictly champ marked Valentine's Day by sharing a picture of the cute card little Marnie made for him at school.
After dropping his daughter off, he was presented with a sweet homemade card with "Happy Valentines" written on the front in white pen.
Marnie added love hearts and a butterfly to her design and presented her dad with two red roses, perhaps one each for her mum and dad.
Kelvin arranged the cute gifts on the stairs before sharing a picture on his Instagram Story.
He captioned it: "Took Marnie to school this morning and we got a lovely little surprise....
"Her first ever Valentines"
It comes as the storm surrounding his relationship with Oti, who is married to Marius Iepure, continues.
It's now said that Strictly bosses are worried the professional dancer may quit the show after being left "devastated" by the rumours.
The dancer struck up a close bond with Kelvin during their winning stint on the BBC One show last year.
Despite insisting they're just friends, Oti, 29, is said to have been left "devastated" by rumours that there was something romantic going on between them.
Liz was reportedly left "fuming" after pictures emerged of Kelvin and Oti heading into a hotel at 3am, and later appeared in public without her wedding ring on her finger.
However, pictures later came out of Liz kissing her husband at a train station and she insisted she had only removed her ring so she could get a fake tan.
And yesterday, Oti and Marius were picture lovingly beaming at each other as they arrived at a hotel in London.
But behind the scenes at Strictly, it's said that bosses are scared she'll quit the show after being surrounded by the rumours.
A source told The Sun: "Oti is a massive asset for the show. But at the moment she is very unhappy and upset at all the reports and has been left saying ‘do I really need all this BS?’
"She is married and has a lot of respect for Kelvin’s wife and wouldn’t carry on in this way.
"They are dance partners and friends and that’s it. Some people close to Oti are worried she will just eventually throw her hands up and pack it in."
The source also says that after lifting the Glitterball trophy, Oti may feel she has nothing left to achieve on the show, and that after winning with Kelvin, it's unlikely she'll be paired with a favourite when the show returns later this year.
The BBC did not want to comment when contacted by Mirror Online.
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