'Strictly' Star Shirley Ballas Regrets Having Plastic Surgery As It Didn't Save Her Marriage Anyways

Date December 10, 2019

Shirley Ballas has been a Strictly Come Dancing favorite for many years. But her personal life has also been a source of public curiosity as well.

Back in 1985, Shirley married Corky Ballas but the marriage ended when he left her for former Strictly star Kristina Rihanoff. The two apparently formed a connection when he became Kristina's teacher in 2003.

Shirley and Corky eventually divorced in 2007 and Corky's relationship with Kristina didn't last very long either as they ended things the following year.

Inside Shirley Ballas and Corky Ballas' marriage

The Strictly Come Dancing head judge opened up to the DailyMail about how she tried to save her marriage to Corky.

In the interview, Shirley confessed that she regretted getting breast implants many years ago. She admitted that she did it because she was concerned that "somebody else" was not entirely okay with how she looked.

Shirley increased her bust size from a 32B to a 34DD around the time she discovered that Corky was having an affair.

The dancer said that at that time, things were "starting to unravel" in her marriage. She found out about his infidelity and she assumed that she needed to change who she was to save the marriage.

Shirley Ballas' husband had always made her feel uncomfortable about her bust size so the dancer felt that was what needed to change.

I thought: To save this, I need to make myself more attractive. For years Corky was what I call a jokester. He'd tease me with things like, 'You've got breasts like two currants on a breadboard' or 'You've got a sunken chest like a pirate's something or other.

In the end, Shirley accepted that she was "ugly" so she decided to get implants but her joy didn't last long. She wasn't happy with herself and no amount of plastic surgery could change that, she realized.

Many years after her divorce from Corky, Shirley took out her implants after doctors told her she couldn't get a clear mammogram. She realized she would rather go without the extra bust than risk her life just to keep it.

Shirley Ballas' boyfriend

According to the UK Sun, Shirley has been secretly dating actor Daniel Taylor who's 14 years younger than she is. The two have been spotted looking happy together a handful of times.

'Strictly' Star Shirley Ballas Regrets Having Plastic Surgery As It Didn't Save Her Marriage AnywaysGetty Images / Ideal Image

When she was younger and didn't know much better, Shirley made a decision that turned out to be the wrong one. But her story can serve as a lesson for many more people out there. When a marriage or relationship is falling apart, it's important to find the root cause rather than assume it's something to do with you physically.

Shirley has moved on and today, she's happy and successful. We can all learn from her past mistakes though.

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