Leonard Gordon Goodman is an English ballroom dancer, dance judge, and dance coach. After serving in Dancing with the Stars for the past 31 seasons as a judge, Len Goodman has decided to step down from his role.
On the episode of the reality show that aired on November 14, the 78-year-old star, who is married to Sue Goodman, declared his decision to retire from the profession he has been linked with since the first season of the show premiered in 2005.
Len said, “Retirement looks like more time to be with family and friends and enjoy the grandchildren whilst they are still young and don’t answer me back! Doing a live show you have to be at the top of your game and quick to react. And as one gets older, then things start to get more challenging.”
Len Goodman had two serious relationships before he got married to Sue Barrett, his current wife. In this post, we’ll talk about Len’s current and past relationships.
In this article, we’ll talk about Len Goodman’s personal life.
Len Goodman Is Currently Married To Sue Barrett, His Second Wife
Len Goodman was in a relationship with Sue Barrett for 10 years before he secretly married her in December 2012. But, according to The Daily Mail, Goodman proposed to Sue a long time before their wedding.
“I’ve been going out with my lovely Sue for a long time, so I decided it was time to pop the question. She’s gorgeous and makes me very happy, but she likes to stay out of the spotlight.”
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The couple kept their party low-key by inviting some close friends to “a quiet Sunday lunch” and then surprising them with the ceremony. “I wanted it to be a low-key event, so we didn’t tell anyone except my 96-year-old mother. I didn’t want her to have a heart attack over the surprise.”
According to Your Tango, Sue Barrett is a dance teacher just like her husband, even though they are 20 years apart in age.
Know About Len Goodman’s Previous Marriage And Affairs
Goodman married Cherry Kingston, who was his dance partner, but they later got a divorce. In the end, Cherry Kingston ended their marriage when she met a French millionaire and began a relationship with him.
Then, he dated a woman named Lesley for a long time, and they had a son named John. At that time, Goodman was 36. He wrote that Lesley was the ex-wife of “Wilf Pine, who had been in charge of the band Black Sabbath. Lesley and Wilf tied the knot in Connecticut.”
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John William Goodman Bell, the son of Goodman and Lesley, was born on January 26, 1981. When his parents broke up when he was 12, his mother moved him back to the Isle of Wight, where she grew up. James began Latin and ballroom dancing at his father’s dance studio, the Goodman Dance Centre, in 2012.