Ashley Banjo reunites with wife Francecsa days after announcing shocking split

Diversity dancer Ashley Banjo and his estranged wife Francesca have reunited just days after the former couple announced their shock split.

The TV star, 33, and Francesca were together for 16 years and share two children Rose, three and Micah, two, with whom they appear to both be spending Christmas.

Sharing a photo of herself, he estranged husband and their children, to her Instagram story, Francesca wrote: "Thank you for all the love and support [heart emoji] Happy Christmas Eve x"

Ashley then shared the snap to his own story, while Francesca posted a sweet clip of the pair taking their children to visit Santa.

Ashley and Francesca shared the news of their split, which came as a shock to many fans, in a joint statement posted to both of their Instagram pages.

The statement reads: "After much thought and consideration we both feel now is the time to share some personal news.

"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.

"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.

"We have always been private with our personal lives, so we kindly ask that everyone please continue to respect that privacy. We won't be making any further comment on the situation."

The statement finished: "Thank you… Lots of Love Ash and Chess x."

Since the news came out, fans were quick to discover a hint that the pair had split, with some pointing out that he had chosen not to take Francesca with him to collect his MBE in October, going with his mum instead.

In a post celebrating his achievements, when thanking his loved ones, he notably left out any mention of his partner – instead writing: "So I went to Windsor Castle with my mum to pick up something a little bit special today…

"Humbled, greatful and feeling hopeful for the future. Thanks again to everyone that has supported me, my team and my family over the years. Onwards and upwards. Ashley Banjo MBE."


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