MARCEL Badiane-Robin is married to singer and Strictly star Fleur East.
And just like his wife, Marcel has forged a star-studded successful career of his own – from fashion to family, here’s everything you need to know about Marcel and his marriage to Fleur.
Marcel Badiane-Robin is married to singer and Strictly star Fleur East
Who is Marcel Badiane-Robin?
Marcel Badiane-Robin is a French fashion designer and stylist to the stars, including Rita Ora and Jason Derulo.
He was also the accomplished founder of the Marr Lnd fashion brand until last year, when the company ceased production.
Apart from his career, not much else is known about Marcel Badiane-Robin.
When did Marcel meet Fleur East and how long have they been married?
Marcel and Fleur reportedly first met in 2009 after meeting in a bar – the couple then began dating in 2010.
After almost a decade together the pair tied the knot in a show-stopping ceremony in Morocco with a backdrop of the Atlas Mountains in 2019.
On the day of the wedding, there were 120 guests present – including Fleur’s I’m A Celebrity campmates Harry Redknapp and Malique Thompson-Dwyer.
And it appears that love is still in the air for the couple – after three years of married bliss, Fleur said her marriage is only going from strength to strength – and she has Strictly to thank for that.
In October 2022, Fleur revealed that her sexy routines in the ballroom have transformed her marriage.
Speaking to HOAR, Fleur said: ”It was like we got married again after the Argentine Tango, I’ve got to say.
“If you want the spark to be reignited in your marriage, do Strictly.
“Because honestly, we’ve been together 12 years, when has he ever seen me in a new look every week moving my hips like that.
“When do you ever get to do that for your partner?
“It’s like I’m performing for him, every Saturday night. I just want him to sit there and go: ‘Wow, that’s my wife!’
“The Strictly curse? That’s not even a concern for him.
“He’s like: ‘Fleur whatever you need to do’. He’s my biggest cheerleader and he’s like, ‘if you need to be passionate in that dance then I need to believe the passion.’
“When he comes to rehearsal there’s no fooling him. He’s like: ‘Nah, she can bring more than that!’
“We’re so much closer now because we’re going through this together and we are just spending so many more intimate moments and he’s just gets it.”
Does Fleur East have any children?
Fleur East doesn’t have any children.
However, she has been very open about the pressures she has felt surrounding motherhood since being married.
Speaking exclusively to HOAR in 2021, Fleur said: “Everyone in my life is begging me to have kids. It’s got to that stage.
“Me and my husband are really driven and doing a lot with our own careers. He’s into fashion and I’m doing 10,000 things at once.
“We definitely want to have a family for sure but we’re not putting pressure on it. Our mums would say different, they’re itching now. They want grandchildren.
“My mum isn’t a grandmother yet. She’s saying, ‘Give me my grand-babies’.”