BRENDAN Cole’s marriage has come under increasing strain due to his partying and time spent away from wife Zoe.
But while she was preparing for the arrival of their second child, the lifestyle blogger has also had to endure Brendan boasting on social media about late night drinking sessions with attractive female dancers which took place after his shows.
Pressures with their seven-year marriage comes after The Sun revealed Brendan was partying with stunning golfer Carly Booth, 25, on Tuesday afternoon at London’s Grosvenor House hotel less than 24 hours after his wife gave birth to his first son Dante.
A source said: “Brendan’s hectic touring schedule and his late nights out with his fellow dancers is starting to take its toll.
“It’s been a very stressful few months leading up to the birth and barely 24 hours after Zoe had Dante, Brendan is already back on the road.
“Spending so much time apart is bound to have an impact on their marriage and Zoe is well aware of the female company he so regularly socialises with.”
The couple, who have a daughter Aurelia, five, wed in July 2010 at a lavish ceremony held in the grounds of Nether Winchendon House, Buckinghamshire, and the snaps featured in Hello magazine.
Brendan, axed in January after 14 years on Strictly, performed in Crawley, Sussex, last night and is expected to visit Cambridge, Wolverhampton and Belfast in a string of dates ending on March 31.
In a recent interview Brendan admitted he was struggling to balance family life with late night touring.
He said: “I seperate the two. To do the two together, would be very difficult.
“You come off the stage and your adrenaline’s pumping and you don’t want to go to sleep for at least three hours.
“I wouldn’t be in bed before two o’clock on a show day just because your adrenaline does not stop. So that is not conducive to family life.”
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Brendan has posted a string of social media posts featuring booze bottles and messages about partying with his stunning female dancers since heading off on tour in January.
In one post from March 2, he wrote: “Night in at the hotel! Room party with @jennaleejames @iainmacka. @juniperclub..thanks guys. We’ve nearly finished and they were bloody marvellous. My first time on gin with these bottles and I’m hooked! Quite the introduction.”
In November, The Sun told how Brendan was teased by fellow pros for becoming friendly with married Russian dancer and Playboy model Nadiya Bychkova, 28, during rehearsals.
A show insider: “Brendan really tried hard to make her feel welcome. He had a bit of gentle stick but it’s all good humoured.”
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