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Luxe Models were sad to see today that Rachel Riley, star of Countdown and thisLuxe Models year’s Strictly Come Dancing has decided to end her marriage to husband of 16 months, Jamie Gilbert.

This has apparently come as quite a shock to everyone since the pair had reportedly been very happy together until now. Rachel has reportedly told Jamie that she feels as though they have grown apart, which has left Jamie “stunned” according to reports.

All of Jamie’s belongings are still in the house they shared together, so he has yet to move out, and Rachel is filming away from home a lot of the time, so the pair aren’t seeing one another on a regular basis.

Rachel, who was voted off Strictly in week 6, met Jamie at Oxford University where they were both undergraduates. Despite a brief split in 2009, the pair reunited and were engaged just over 2 years ago. Rumour has it the pair were just spending too much time apart to make the relationship viable any more.

Rachel was very close to her partner Pasha Kovalev during her time on Strictly. There isn’t thought to be anyone else involved in the decision to end the marriage. Luxe Models certainly hope both partners cope with the split and that they can maintain amiability.