By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Former Strictly Come Dancing star, Kristina Rihanoff got her fans confused after she uploaded a video clip of herself with a huge bump on Instagram on Monday.
In the clip Kristina uploaded, her belly appeared a lot bigger than usual – which she explained in the caption, to be due to her stuffing an exercise ball under her workout clothes.
She said that she was using the faux bump whilst gaining a qualification in order to teach pregnancy and postnatal classes.
Commenting on what people were saying, she responded “Another day another qualification. I’m very excited to say that now I am able to teach Reformer Pregnancy & Postnatal classes at @sooyogauk.”
“I am very passionate about helping expecting mums and new mums with their physical and mental wellbeing hence why I qualified a long time ago in pregnancy/postnatal yoga. Now I’m also very excited to do even more exercises on reformer machines at my studios!”
Speculations was that she might probably be pregnant, but she debunked it and cleared the air, saying: “PS. I’m NOT pregnant, the belly it’s[sic] just a little Pilates ball ( clarifying for tabloids).”
Some fans who had to look twice in doubt commented thinking she was pregnant.
One penned: “Thought that was a very fast growing bump.”
Another added: “Was v confused by this bump after seeing you in the red carpet the other week xx.”
Kristina is a world finalist professional ballroom dancer, instructor, choreographer and author.
Her career sparked off at the age of 21 when she was asked to become an instructor to Russian dancers based in the United States.
Kristina also undertook displays and instructed on dance classes in the evenings. She developed her career over the next few years through a combination of teaching and performing, in the United States as well as choreographing shows in China, Hong Kong and Japan.
She’s a patron of children’s charity called The Dot Com Foundation helping children deal with risky situations.
Sometime In 2017, it was reported that Rihanoff and her partner Ben Cohen had adopted a vegan diet to overcome health issues.