Joey Essex's DOI ex Vanessa Bauer splits from boyfriend 9 months ...

6 Jun 2024

JOEY Essex's Dancing On Ice ex Vanessa Bauer has split from her boyfriend after nine months together.

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A source told The Sun that professional skater Vanessa, 28, and Dan Underwood drifted apart in recent weeks but remain friends.


Vanessa Bauer is said to have split from businessman boyfriend Dan UnderwoodCredit: Instagram / vanessabauer_skates


The Dancing On Ice star was previously linked to dance partner Joey EssexCredit: PA


Joey is currently hoping to find love on ITV2 dating show Love IslandCredit: Rex

They added that the ITV star is now busy focusing on her career.

A source told The Sun: "Vanessa and Dan are still on good terms and are friends, but their job takes them to different parts of the world and they have struggled with the distance.

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"They realised they better off as friends for now, but still have a lot of love and respect for each other.

"Vanessa is busy with her career and is focusing on herself and her acting right now.


"While Dan is busy travelling the world for work, so it's been difficult to maintain something long-term."

The Sun contacted Vanessa's rep for comment.

The pair still follow each other on social media and exchange likes on each other's posts.

But the pair have not been pictured together or seen together at an event for a few month now.

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And Vanessa and Dan have not posted about each other in a while.

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Vanessa confirmed her relationship with Dan Underwood at the end of September 2023.

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The pair made their red carpet debut as a couple at The Creator movie premiere.

Dan is the co-founder of social media marketing company YRDS for sports stars.

Before this, she was linked to her skating partner and Joey Essex, who finished runners-up in the competition together.

The pair sparked romance rumours during their racy performances and even enjoyed a smooch live on-air.

Reality star Joey, 33, is now looking for love on ITV2's Love Island after applying for the summer series.

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The two went separate ways after a rumoured relationship a month after the show finished.

At the time, a source said: "Joey absolutely loved his time performing with Vanessa on Dancing On Ice – he will treasure those memories forever.

"But for now, he's focusing on work opportunities and beginning a new chapter in Dubai.

"He's definitely single and while Vanessa means a lot to him because of the experience they shared on the show, they're just friends now.

"Joey has a busy life and career and right now his main priority is his house move, which will be a massive change for him."

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Prior to this, Vanessa and former dance partner Wes Nelson were at the centre of romance rumours.

Although the reports were never confirmed, many believed they were dating due to both of them ending previous relationships.

Vanessa broke up with her then-boyfriend Louis Nathaniel, with who she was together for two-and-a-half years.

Sources told The Sun Louis had become concerned about Vanessa's growing closeness to Wes Nelson.


Vanessa has also been linked to model and fitness instructor Rory McCall.

However, in June 2021, The Sun reported that the pair had gone their separate ways after dating on and off for two years.

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Vanessa is said to be focusing on her acting career at the momentCredit: The Mega Agency


Who Care wins Sun health awards 2022 at the Camden round house Vanessa Bauer and Joey EssexCredit: Darren Fletcher


Editorial use only Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock (13779548ej) Joey Essex and Vanessa Bauer ‘Dancing On Ice’ TV show, Series 15, Episode 7, Hertfordshire, UK – 26 Feb 2023Credit: Rex
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