Shirley Ballas: I 'deserved' to be cheated on
23 May 2018 - 3:00 PM

Shirley Ballas: I 'deserved' to be cheated on

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Shirley Ballas thinks she "deserved" to be cheated on.

The "Strictly Come Dancing" judge has claimed her second husband, Corky Ballas, had an affair when they were an item, but she put it down to "karma".

Shirley - who tied the knot with first husband Sammy Stopford when she was 17 - said: "During my time with Corky there was infidelity there and I just put it down to, "I probably deserved it," and it was karma.

"I think when you get married so young, every seven years it changes and your outlook changes and probably I should've waited to get married until I was much older."

When asked to clarify that she believed Corky's alleged infidelity was because she had cheated before, she replied: "It's not about him, because we have a beautiful son together and I forgive him for anything that's written about me.

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"But I just thought perhaps it was karma."

The 57-year-old ballroom dancer - who has son Mark Ballas, 31, with Corky, who she was married to from 1985 to 2007 - also claimed one of her recent boyfriends had done the dirty on her, but admitted she "understood" because he was younger than her.

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She said: "I've been three years single but my last boyfriend I had for five years, he had infidelity, too, but I forgave him.

"He was younger than me, so I kind of understood a little bit."

Shirley admitted she "maybe wasn't the best wife" she could've been to Corky, and said she is yet to find true love.

Speaking on "Loose Women", she added: "I'm not sure I've completely ever found that [love]. I know that I have the love of my mother and of a son, and my adopted family, I know they love me, my ex in-laws love me.

"But actually, true love, I think when I was young, at 17, I didn't know what it was when I got married at first.

"I thought I had it with my second husband, but maybe I was also married to my work and maybe I wasn't the best wife that could be possible.

"I'm not saying it's all him. There's two sides to every story."

Last year, retired ballroom dancer Corky, 57, alleged Shirley was "involved with" at least 10 guys during their marriage.

He said: "She was seeing whoever, whenever. Over 20 years I'd say there were at least 10 men who I thought she was involved with."

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