Ashley Banjo has shared a sweet video to social media celebrating Christmas Eve with his wife Francesca and two young children, days after announcing their split.
The 2009 Britain’s Got Talent winner and Francesca Abbott have been together for 16 years, getting engaged in 2014 then marrying in 2015.
They also share two children – Rose, three, and Micah, two – whom they now co-parent.
However, they’ll still be spending Christmas together as an adorable clip on Instagram showed the four grinning.
Ashley held both of his children, who were donning sweet matching pyjamas, while Francesca smiled in front.
‘Thank you for all the love and support, Happy Christmas Eve x’ they wrote.
Earlier this week, the Dancing on Ice judge announced their separation in a heartfelt statement, saying it had taken ‘much thought and consideration’ to arrive at the big life change.
Revealing his personal news on his Instagram Story, Ashley penned: ‘Nearly 18 months ago we took the difficult decision to separate. After being together for over 16 years, since we were teenagers, this is not a decision that has been taken lightly.
‘It has not been easy and the processing of the situation has not been fast by any means. But we feel that as we approach the new year it is time to share this news with others.
‘Our main focus will always be our beautiful children. Every decision that has been made is to make sure we can continue as a loving family and give the very best of ourselves as parents.’
The dance star continued: ‘Raising Rose and Micah in a healthy and happy environment is the most important thing to both of us.
‘Sometimes after so many years people just move in different directions, but we do so lovingly and we continue to try and be both the best parents possible and the best of friends to each other.’