Inside Strictly’s Janette and Aljaž’s romance as pair celebrate 5 year wedding anniversary

Inside Strictly’s Janette and Aljaž’s romance as pair celebrate 5 year wedding anniversary

Strictly Come Dancing stars Janette Manrara and Aljaž Škorjanec recently celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary, with the pair both taking to social media to pay tribute to their other half.

Janette, 38, and Aljaž, 32, both gushed over each other on Instagram as they shared sweet photographs from their wedding day to mark their anniversary.

Their fellow showbiz pals all flocked to wish them well as they celebrated five years of marriage, including Strictly star Amy Dowden who said: “Happy anniversary you two,” and Lizzie Cundy, who added: “Wow ! 5 years !! Happy anniversary my darlings,” alongside two red heart emojis.



Janette Manrara and Aljaž Škorjanec recently celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary

Janette and Aljaž met back in 2009 while in the Broadway show Burn The Floor and quickly fell for one another, with their romance continuing to go from strength to strength.

The professional dancers both joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2013 and they both proved to be a hit with fans.

Janette previously revealed that joining the BBC show “saved” the pair’s relationship as they were set to embark on a long-distance romance before they auditioned for Strictly.

At the time, Aljaž was getting ready to return to Slovenia and Janette was preparing to go back to Los Angeles. Speaking on the Sliding Doors podcast, Janette explained: “The thought of doing the whole long-distance thing made it hard for us.

“We were very scared about what was going to happen to our relationship.”



The pair met in 2009 at a London dance studio


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She praised the show for helping them both and added: “Getting Strictly Come Dancing was the most incredible thing, not just for my career but for my personal life and marriage with Aljaž because if it wasn’t for Strictly, I don’t know if we could have worked through the long-distance thing.”

Aljaž romantically proposed to Janette in 2015 at the same dance studio in London where they had first met, and two years later the couple tied the knot in a stunning ceremony in the capital.

Invited along were celebrity guests, including Louise Redknapp, and Strictly stars Karen Clifton, Natalie Lowe and Katya Jones. Two more ceremonies followed, with one in Aljaž’s native Slovenia and another in Miami, where Janette hails from.

The couple then jetted off to Disneyland Paris with their loved ones for their honeymoon.



The couple tied the knot in 2017 with celebrity guests in tow



Janette and Aljaž both previously starred on Strictly Come Dancing

Janette left Strictly in 2021 in order to host the spin-off show It Takes Two, while Aljaž announced his departure from the show later that same year after competing in the 2021 series with Sara Davies.

Janette previously revealed that she doesn’t believe the “Strictly curse” is real and that the show actually helped their romance to blossom.

When asked about the curse, she shared: “No, I don’t [believe the curse is real]. So Aljaž and I, when we started Strictly we were just dating. Dating led to being engaged, being engaged led to being married. So for us Strictly was more of a blessing.”

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