‘I didn’t know I didn’t like myself sometimes’: Strictly’s Karen Hauer says it’s ‘so hard’ living alone after her split from David Webb
Strictly Come Dancing‘s Karen Hauer confessed it is ‘hard’ living alone following her separation from David Webb, as she revealed she ‘didn’t like herself’ sometimes.
The professional dancer, 38, spoke candidly on Thursday about spending time on her own during lockdown and the affect it’s had on her mental health.
She said on FUBAR Radio about doing online classes to keep busy: ‘You know, there’s so many amazing things out there that people can do and that people can have access to.
Reflect: Strictly Come Dancing’s Karen Hauer confessed it is ‘hard’ living alone following her separation from David Webb (pictured in 2019) as she revealed she ‘didn’t like herself’ sometimes
‘Like I said, it’s great for everyone’s mental well-being because being, I mean, I’m living alone now and it’s hard. It’s so hard.
‘You wake up to see yourself in the mirror and you have to put up with yourself, you know, 24 hours a day and you’re like, ‘oh my god, I didn’t know I didn’t like myself sometimes, I’m annoying!”
She added: ‘But to be able to go out and expend the energy and kind of, you know, communicate with people at a different level, it feels good.
‘And it feels nice and it feels like you’re actually giving back to the community.’
Honest: The professional dancer, 38, spoke candidly on Thursday about spending time on her own during lockdown and the affect it’s had on her mental wellbeing
The Strictly star and the opera singer ended their romance in September after a two year relationship.
However, they sparked reconciliation rumours in February when they were spotted together during a low-key dog walk.
Despite their break-up five-months previously, the pair made for friendly exes as they smiled and talked during the meeting in the park.
It is not known whether it was a chance meeting or an arranged reunion. The ex couple share dogs Betty, Marley and Phoebe together.
Solitude: She said on FUBAR Radio to hosts Bobby Norris and Stephen Leng: ‘I mean, I’m living alone now and it’s hard. It’s so hard’
Ex: Karen and the opera singer ended their romance in September after a two year but sparked reconciliation rumours in February when they were spotted together for a low-key dog walk
It was previously reported in September that Karen – who was previously married to dancer Kevin Clifton – and David had ‘quietly’ ended their romance with David leaving their London home.
A source told The Sun: ‘It finished on good terms, they have a mutual respect for one another and there were no other parties involved – the relationship simply ran its course.
‘Karen has been able to throw herself back into preparing for the next series of Strictly and has told her friends she’s in a really good place.
‘Being a part of the show is helping to take her mind off everything and she’s being supported by her co-stars, many of whom she counts as close mates.’
In an interview with OK! Magazine, Karen has insisted she is embracing single life and added it is incredibly hard to get back into dating due to the pandemic.
Talking about her love life, she said: ‘At the moment I’m just at home relaxing. There’s no way of dating right now. I’m dating my three dogs.
‘For me I need to feel the connection with someone right away. I’d feel really weird dating someone from an app. I’m very old school.’
Karen added she finds dating apps ‘impersonal’ and would much rather meet someone in everyday life.
Karen’s Access All Areas interview on FUBAR Radio is available now
Moving on: The Venezuelan dancer – who was previously married to dancer Kevin Clifton (pictured in 2018) – has insisted she is embracing single life