Who is Rachel Stevens husband Alex Bourne? Inside her romance with childhood sweetheart

Rachel Stevens is just one of the celebrities announced to be taking part in this year’s Dancing On Ice.

The 43-year-old has joined the likes of Coronation Street legend Sally Dynevor, Love Island's Liberty Poole and Happy Mondays’ Bez to compete in the next series of the ITV skating show.

Rachel rose to fame as one-seventh of noughties pop band S Club 7 which led to her being voted FHM’s Sexiest Woman in the World.

However, despite being one of the most lusted after women in showbiz, Rachel is far from single and is happily married to her childhood sweetheart.

So as the singer hits the rink for training ahead of her debut on the ice, here is everything you need to know about the husband cheering her on from the sidelines.

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Rachel opened up about how she met her now husband during a segment on Loose Women last year, explaining how they first dated while still at school.

She said: "We were boyfriend and girlfriend when we were 12.

“We were boyfriend and girlfriend on and off during our teens until I got into the band, and he went off and did his stuff.

"Then we bumped into each other randomly in our late twenties, and at that point, I'd sworn off men, but it was really lovely to see him.”

Rachel was fresh from calling off her engagement to actor Jeremy Edwards following four years of dating.

However, after reconnecting with Alex, who works as an actor, it wasn’t long before they were a couple again.

She said: "But I was going off to LA at the time, so no, but then we reconnected. We obviously had all of that history and now, the rest is history.”

Sweet Dreams My LA Ex hitmaker Rachel posted a gorgeous tribute to her husband on Valentine's Day, sharing a number of photos of themselves through their lifelong relationship with her 208,000 Instagram followers.

She wrote: “Puppy love, young love, first love, true love, forever and always love. @alexbeebourne Happy Valentine’s Day."

Rachel married Alex at London hotel Claridges in 2009 and the couple share two children together, Amelie, 10, and Minnie, six.

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