‘Sorry mum, I got a tattoo’: Strictly’s Katya Jones reveals her first inking as ex-husband Neil laughs at how his former mother-in-law may react
Katya Jones has got a new tattoo – and was afraid how her mother may react to the permanent inking.
The Strictly professional, 31, revealed the body art that’s on her right wrist on New Year’s Day by posing for a glamorous picture on Instagram.
Her post didn’t go unnoticed by ex-husband Neil, 38, who laughed at how his former mother-in-law may respond to her daughter’s new tat.
‘I guess it’s time’: Katya Jones has got a new tattoo – and was afraid how her mother may react after she posted an image of the inscription to Instagram
Alongside an image of the inscription, Katya said: ‘I guess it’s time. It’s been long enough, I’m ready… Sorry mum, I got a tattoo. #bekind #tatoo #strictlycomedancing #sorrymum #newyear
Dancer Neil, who split from his ex-wife in 2019, commented: ‘Haha what did she say?’ with Katya replying: ‘She liked my post! I’m safe.’
Katya and Neil were together for 11 years and married for six before they separated following months of speculation surrounding their marriage.
The end of their relationship came ten months after Katya was photographed passionately kissing her Strictly dance partner Seann Walsh, 35, who also had a girlfriend at the time.
‘Haha what did she say?’: Her post didn’t go unnoticed by ex-husband Neil, 38, who laughed at how his former mother-in-law may respond to her daughter’s new tat
‘I’m safe’: Katya replied to Neil confirming her mum in fact liked the post despite her fearing the tattoo may not go down well with her family
Last month, Katya spoke about her infidelity for the first time, claiming she was talked about more than Brexit when the photos of her kissing Seann were published.
She said: ‘There aren’t any regrets because that’s not how I like to lead my life. Of course, certain things made it hell, all the attention – and I think for two weeks Brexit was forgotten!’
Katya made history in 2020 as one half of Strictly’s first-ever same-sex couple, alongside her celebrity partner, Nicola Adams, 38.
The pair were sadly forced to leave the show after Katya tested positive for coronavirus, though they did return to perform during the final of the series.
Katya confirmed in December she’s ‘very much single’ after her split from Neil, while he’s already had another relationship with Luisa Eusse.
Keep dancing: Katya made history in 2020 as one half of Strictly’s first-ever same-sex couple, alongside her celebrity partner, Nicola Adams, 38
Neil’s romance with Luisa ended after she reportedly broke lockdown rules on multiple occasions by attending illegal parties – and she preferred the ‘single life’ over living with the pro dancer.
In an end-of-year post, Neil made reference to beginning the New Year on his own and using the time to reflect on who he doesn’t want in his life.
He said: ‘Like many others, I might be going into the New Year at home alone (with Crumble and Tofu) but I know I’m not alone and you are all not alone, tomorrow wake up with a big smile on your face and appreciate what you do have in your life rather than what you don’t have.
‘I’m not into making New Year’s resolutions because I don’t believe I need a date to make a change in my life, every day I search for joy, how to be a better man, what and who I want in my life, and what and who I don’t want in my life. I’m still learning and I don’t have all the answers but I am thankful for every day. ‘
Determined: The pair were sadly forced to leave the show after Katya tested positive for coronavirus, though they did return to perform during the final of the series