Neil Jones has addressed speculation that his girlfriend Luisa Eusse cheated on him after he joined Strictly Come Dancing‘s quarantine bubble.
Last month, sources claimed the Colombian dancer, 24, met Spanish student Daniela Becerra, 20, on a night out at the Cirque Le Soir club in London‘s Soho, before they allegedly ‘had sex’.
Ballroom star Neil, 38, has since admitted that while his partner ‘puts a smile on his face’, she’s ‘made mistakes’ and their relationship ‘isn’t perfect’, with the pair planning on living apart in a bid to save their romance.
‘I can’t say everything is perfect now’: Neil Jones has addressed speculation that his girlfriend Luisa Eusse cheated on him after he joined Strictly Come Dancing’s quarantine bubble
The choreographer – who asked the skater to move in with him after just two weeks of dating – admitted he initially brushed off the rumours, before the couple ‘turned a corner’ following a candid chat.
Neil told Hello! magazine: ‘If people are not honest with me, then I can’t accept them in my life. We’ve sat down and talked and we’ve both been really honest with each other and I feel we’ve turned a corner.
‘But I can’t stand here and say everything is perfect even now. Luisa is a free spirit and loves life and it’s not easy to be in the public eye, but she accepts she has made mistakes that could also have an impact on my life.
‘It wasn’t the ideal way to form a relationship so quickly… [but] I love being with Luisa and we see a life together. Our relationship is real and she makes me happy. She puts a smile on my face every day.’
Controversial: Last month, sources claimed the Colombian dancer, 24, met student Daniela Becerra, 20, on a night out at the Cirque Le Soir club before they allegedly ‘had sex’
Next steps: Ballroom star Neil, 38, has since admitted that while his partner ‘puts a smile on his face’, she’s ‘made mistakes’ and the pair plan on living apart in a bid to save their romance
The media personality added that he hopes the duo, who started dating over the summer, can slow things down and go out on dates once the lockdown is lifted.
Luisa is said to have invited Daniela back to Neil’s flat where they became intimate, before later telling her lover she was ‘married’.
A pal of Daniela’s told The Sun at the time: ‘She [Luisa] asked me if I wanted to go to her bedroom. She cheated on Neil with me. We had sex.
‘We were in the bedroom for an hour – a long time. It wasn’t a quick ten minutes.’
Split: The brunette is the TV star’s first public relationship since his marriage to Strictly pro Katya Jones, 31, ended in 2019 (pictured in 2019)
After finding out Luisa wasn’t single, performance art student Daniela is thought to have been shocked and wanted to leave, leaving the property at around 6am.
Neil and the other Strictly professionals spent two weeks in September isolating in a Buckinghamshire hotel so they could rehearse the group numbers.
The brunette is the TV star’s first public relationship since his marriage to Strictly Come Dancing professional Katya Jones, 31, ended in 2019.
The marital split came months after pictures emerged of Katya kissing her former dance partner, comedian Seann Walsh, 34, on a night out in late 2018.
Unfortunate: The marital split came months after pictures emerged of Katya kissing her former dance partner, comedian Seann Walsh, 34, on a night out in late 2018 (pictured in 2018)
Over: Their romance hit headlines when Russian beauty Katya packed on the PDA with funnyman Seann on his then-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries’ birthday (pictured 2015)
Explaining their decision to break-up, Neil confessed they had ‘found that they’d grown apart’ before acknowledging they were ‘lucky’ to not have kids and insisting it had ‘nothing to do’ with what happened with Seann.
Shortly after the scandal, actor Seann issued an apology in which he blamed his actions on alcohol, branding it a ‘one-off’ and a ‘mistake’.
The dance expert echoed the sentiments, claiming she was sorry for the ‘hurt’ she had caused by her actions, but insisted her marriage to Neil was ‘absolutely fine’.
In September, it was claimed that Luisa came to the UK on a ‘fiancée visa’ when she was dating DJ Hannah Wants, 34, whose real name is Hannah Smith.
A source at the time: ‘Hannah is angry, and a bit bemused that Luisa is in such a high-profile relationship so soon after they split.’
The insider claimed Hannah and Luisa had been looking at register offices for their wedding, leaving the DJ with the impression that the dancer would extend her visa.
Exes: Luisa is thought to have come to the UK on a ‘fiancée visa’ while dating DJ Hannah Wants (pictured), however they split in July and the visa is said to have expired in August
However, after their split the source said that Hannah, who was allegedly financially supporting Luisa, ‘did the responsible thing’ and spoke to the Home Office.
It is now understood that Luisa is staying in the UK on a student visa, however it is not known what course she is taking or if she left the country before applying.
MailOnline contacted representatives of Neil Jones and DJ Hannah Wants for a comment at the time. Neil’s spokesperson told The Sun that Luisa is ‘studying here’.