In a new interview, Abbie, who has been dating AJ since May 2019, has detailed the time she has spent getting to know the star’s brother Curtis over the past year.
“For me, it was also lovely to spend so much time with AJ’s parents and Curtis,” she began.
“I feel like Curtis is pretty much a part of our relationship now.”
She went on to say: “He’s like our child! We do everything with him.”
Despite the ongoing comments, AJ and Abbie have been very happy together for more than a year now.
Both Saffron and AJ have shut down the remarks in various interviews during his final season on the programme.
Abbie explained it was “strange” when asked about adjusting to his fame: “Particularly during the last series of Strictly as lots of people were romanticising the idea of Saffron and AJ as a couple or saying how cute it would be for them to get together.
“Saffron was lovely, and I felt comfortable in our relationship, but it was still not nice to hear.”