Stacey Dooley shared her opinion about getting married and being a traditional wife in her television show Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over in May 2021.

She talked to Tradwives, a group of women who gave up their careers for family, and expressed how she could never be a tradwife to her boyfriend, Kevin Clifton. 

She Started Dating Clifton in 2019 

Dooley and Clifton met as dance partners for the sixteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2018. The television host performed as a celebrity while Clifton became her professional dance partner.

He had tried to win the glitterball trophy for six years but to no avail. That year, he finally won the competition with Dooley. And only later, everyone realized that the dance partners had won each other's hearts as well. 


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In April 2019, Dooley made their relation Instagram official, posting a cuddly picture with her beau. Eventually, the lovers started living together in her home in Brighton. 

It would be fair to say that their relationship has gone from strength to strength over the past — since Dooley has expressed her desire to start a family with her partner. 

Why She Wouldn't Be a Tradwife

Dooley talked with Tradwives in her show in May 2021 and revealed she was in no rush to marry.

She said she was more likely to have a family with her boyfriend than getting married to him. The Luton native shared marrying had never been her plan, though she was dating Clifton for two years. 

Then she mentioned how she could never fathom being a tradwife, a typical married woman who would sacrifice everything to look after her husband and kids. The documentary presenter used her humor to reason she would be useless, and Clifton would divorce her in a second if she were a tradwife.


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Following the comments, Clifton supported her and stated he wouldn't want Dooley to be a traditional wife. He then teased her, saying he would miss the sound of banana bread. 

While Dooley has never been married, Clifton has already walked the aisle thrice. One of his ex-wives is Strictly Come Dancing's professional artist Karen Hauer.

Her Previous Relationship 

Before Clifton, the New York graduate was in a long-term relationship with personal trainer Sam Tucknott. They started dating in 2014 and parted ways in March 2019. 

Tucknott reportedly blamed Clifton for the split and even tried to confront the issues. He also alleged that Dooley was dating him even before the breakup.

The tell-all interview forced the 34-year-old to address the accusations and clarify that she only entertained talking to her new boyfriend after parting with Tucknott. 

She talked to You magazine and mentioned that she hadn't time or energy to correct nonsense. She also added that she wished her ex-beau only happiness and would never say things that would hurt him.