Ashley Banjo and Francesca Split News: Why Did They Announce a Separation?

Ashley Banjo and Francesca
Ashley Banjo and Francesca (Credits: Metro UK)

Ashley Banjo and wife Francesca have made headlines with their separation in a 16-year relationship giving the children a top priority. Ashley, 33, and dancer Francesca Abbot had been together for 16 years, getting married in 2015.

According to them, they still try to be friends, but it is a difficult choice that they made 24 months ago. Ashley Banjo is n English street dancer and choreographer. He was on Sky 1 talent show Got to Dance.

In 2018, he was the judge on Dancing on Ice.  Jordan Banjo rose to fame when his dance troupe Diversity won Britain’s Got Talent. ‘It’s all about dancing and entertaining people.’

Francesca Abbott is a dancer, social media influencer, dancer, and content creator. Her experience also makes her an amazing talent manager. She loved dancing ever since she was a little kid. She has a nickname called ‘Chess,’ and as a young girl, she wanted to be a professional dancer and choreographer.

Ashley Banjo and Francesca Separation Statement

On 23 December 2022, the couple made an announcement that disappointed fans. They will now focus on being parents, and this separation is going to be hard. In Ashley’s Instagram stories, he dropped a message: ‘After much thought and consideration, we both feel now is the time to share some personal news.

Nearly 18 months ago, we took the difficult decision to separate.’ Dancer Francesca, 36, states that she and her children, Rose, 4, and Micah, 3 continue to support Ashley Banjo. They said that they were teenage sweethearts and best friends. Ashley called her a best friend in a post –‘I love her more than she knows.’

He calls her an honest opinion, lost property detector, OCD pillow plumper, hot water bottle, and oven for babies!

Ashley Banjo and Francesca
Ashley Banjo and Wife Francesca Before Split Announcement (Credits: The Independent)

He talks about respecting privacy and that they had been private for a long time. Rose and Micah are raised in a healthy and happy environment. They remain good friends and are currently co-parents, often going out together with family.

They enjoyed a family Christmas, with winter walks and new toys. About raising amazing children, he says – ‘You always hear it, but you never know unless you experience it. Kids are the best things that happened in my life.’

Francesca and Ashley’s Relationship Timeline

They were just sixteen and seventeen years old when they started dating. In 2014 they decided to get engaged after Ashley proposed to Chess. They got married on July 14, 2015. It was a beautiful marriage ceremony in Essex, Britain.

After three years, they made their first pregnancy Instagram official in 2018. A little girl was welcomed by the couple by the name Rose Banjo. Soon they planned another child and had a son, Micag Banjo. Both parents post sweet baby pictures on Instagram.

He announced Rose’s birth by stating that she was born at 6:45 pm on 21st February 2019 with a weight of 8 lbs.

On Instagram, he stated, ‘On Thursday the 26th March at 6:45 pm, our son came into the world weighing a healthy 8lbs.’ He is the little ray of light that they love deeply.

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