Strictly star gets real about ‘trauma’ and ‘toxicity’ after split from husband
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 01
Karen Hauer has reflected on a tough year as she heads into 2024 (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

professional Karen Hauer has shared a poignant message following her marriage split.

The Venezuelan dancer – who is the longest-serving pro on Strictly – separated from  after earlier this year.

Confirmation came after the choreographer, 41, not wearing her wedding ring, with sources later claiming that Karen and Jordan were having a ‘tough time’.

It’s safe to say their split has been anything but private, with Jordan making claims that their time apart due to

There were also claims that to propose to her without permission from a family member, which she has now returned.

Taking to Instagram on New Year’s Eve after a rough 2023, Karen reflected on ‘trauma’.

The Strictly Come Dancing pro hinted at ‘trauma’ with a poem (Picture: Instagram)
Karen also shared a smiley photo from a country walk, vowing to ‘move forward’ (Picture: Instagram)

She shared a poem to her 316,000 followers with the caption: ‘2024 Moving Forward …. 🌪️’

‘I thought the trauma had broken me, but really it gave my life direction,’ the poem began.

It continued: ‘The toxicity made me embrace communication and honesty.

‘The manipulation made me realign with my own power.

‘The narcissism showed me that selflessness is needed.

‘The chaos taught me to build boundaries.

‘The hurt showed me that healing and rebirth are possible.’

Karen accompanied the post with a wholesome snap of her out for a country walk, donning a puffer coat and hiking boots as she smiled in front of the picturesque background.

She and Jordan Wyn-Jones were married for one year (Picture: Brett Cove/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock)
Rumours of a split surfaced when Karen stopped wearing her wedding band (Picture: Mike Marsland/WireImage)

In the comments, the dancer – who was paired with comedian Eddie Kadi in 2023’s Strictly – was inundated with messages of support from her fellow stars.

Johannes Radebe, Graziano Di Prima, and Amanda Abbington all commented red hearts.

‘Incredible❤️❤️❤️’, said comic Eddie.

‘You are soooo fine my love – moving forward to your very best life’, commented pal Rebecca Banks.

‘Whether it’s small steps or large strides, you’re still going in the right direction. Keep going! I’m proud of you; you got this, sis’, added user C8_ozhal.

Her post comes after Jordan shared how ‘incredibly sad’ he feels after their split.

Speaking to , Jordan, 34, shared how hard it was for him and Karen to be apart as she trained for the BBC dance show and travelled for the tour.

Time apart for Strictly took its toll on Karen and Jordan’s marriage (Picture: PA)
Jordan said he is ‘incredibly sad’ after parting ways (Picture: Instagram)

‘It’s a bit of a love story, a sad story,’ he said. ‘I’m incredibly sad not to be in Karen’s life, and not be on this journey with her but we’re not right for each other in terms of her career.

‘I will always admire her for her career but it took her away from me a lot. She’d be away and I’d be at home on my own.’

Jordan – who wed Karen in a dreamy ceremony in the New Forest – added that there were ‘tears on both sides’ when he and Karen accepted that their marriage was over.

He also admitted that he would’ve ‘ended up resenting’ Karen if they had stayed together and not had children.

‘This is the perfect moment for us to love each other and leave each other.’