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Everything About Rachel Riley Including Her Married Life, Husband & Baby


If you watch the Channel 4 daytime puzzle show, Countdown, then you must know about the British TV presenter and mathematician, Rachel Riley. With beginning her official career in 2009, she has worked in many shows such as The Gadget Show (2013-14) and It’s Not Rocket Science (2016).

Apart from her professional works, Rachel has been married twice in her life. Her current husband is Pasha Kovalev, a Russian dancer. Matter of fact, she has also appeared with her spouse in the 11th series of BBC One ballroom dancing program, Strictly Come Dancing. Many of her well-wishers are wondering about her children. How many children does she have and who are they?

If you are also a fan of Rachel and want to find everything about her personal and professional life, then stay tuned with us until the end of the article.

Early Life of Rachel Riley: Family & Education

Rachel Riley was born as Rachel Annabelle Riley on 11th January 1986 in Rochford, Essex, the United Kingdom. As per her religion, she explains herself as Jewish, on which she once said:

My family came over in the pogroms.

Rachel’s mother name is Celia Riley. Furthermore, she grew up with her younger brother, Alex Riley. On her Twitter, she also shared a childhood picture with her brother. Her father was originally from Salford.

Coming to her education, Rachel went to Thorpe Hall School and then joined Southend High School for Girls. For her further studies, she studied mathematics at Oriel College, Oxford and obtained an upper second-class honours degree. Besides, she did an internship at Deutsche Bank in the City of London during her university vacation.

Rachel Riley Career Highlights

After completing her education, Rachel Riley decided to make her entrance into the entertainment industry. As a result, she made her TV debut at the age of 22 after joining Channel 4 letters and numbers game show, Countdown in January 2009. She was in the show after replacing the British media personality, Carol Jean Vorderman. At that time, she had no experience and training for working on the television.

Rachel Riley co-presents Countdown
Rachel Riley is the co-presenter of Countdown
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Rachel then co-presented Countdown’s comedy spin-off, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and then worked in a British TV series, The Gadget Show alongside Jason Bradbury. She recieved a wide fame after her appearance in the 11th series of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing alongside her then professional dancing partner and now husband, Pasha Kovalev. Due to her appearance in the show, people started recognizing her more. Besides, she also co-presented Sky Sports’ Friday Night Football with Jeff Stelling for about a year.

Rachel Riley Age, Zodiac Sign & Birthday

Born in the year 1986, Rachel Riley has just entered her mid-thirties. Currently, her age is 34 years. The Countdown co-presenter celebrates her birthday ‘natal day’ on every 11th of January.

As per her birth date, her zodiac sign ‘birth sign’ is Capricorn. The people born with Capricorn sun sign are ambitious, persistent, realistic and sensitive.

Rachel Riley Husband, Pasha Kovalev & Children

The 34 years old, Rachel Riley married twice in her life. At first, she had tied the wedding knot with her first and former husband, Jamie Gilbert. She had met Jamie while her studies at the University of Oxford. After dating for a long time, they married in the year 2012. However, their marriage didn’t last for a long and after a year in November 2013, they split up.

Rachel Riley with her ex-husband, Jamile Gilbert while spending a quality time with each other a few years ago
Rachel Riley with her former husband, Jamile Gilbert
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Since her split with Jamie, Rachel remained single for a long time. She then began dating her professional Strictly dance partner, Pasha Kovalev after the show ended in December 2013. They spent quality time with each other dating for a long time.

Rachel Riley with her spouse, Pasha Kovalev in a show
Rachel Riley with her husband, Pasha Kovalev
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Rachel announced her pregnancy with Pasha in May 2019. After a month, they exchanged their wedding vows in a lavish marriage ceremony in front of their family members, close friends and relatives in Las Vegas.

Rachel Riley keeps sharing pictures with her spouse and baby on her Instagram
Rachel Riley enjoying with her spouse and baby
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The couple welcomed their daughter, Maven Aria Riley Kovaleva on December 15, 2019. The duo shares a lot of together pictures on their respective social media accounts. At present, Rachel is busy spending a blissful married life with her spouse and baby. Besides, she is out of rumours and controversies.

Rachel Riley Height

The Countdown presenter, Rachel Riley stands at the height of 5ft 5 inches i.e. 1.7m.

Rachel Riley Net Worth: Source of Income & Properties

Rachel Riley is active in her career since 2009 and has made her appearances in many Television shows. As per the reports, Rachel used to earn less than £40,000 when she started on Countdown.

According to the Celebrity Net Worth, Rachel has an estimated net worth of $5 Million as of 2020. Several reports suggest her husband, Pasha’s capital to be around $1 Million.

After her divorce with Jamie, Rachel bought her own house for £600,000 which is located in West London.

Rachel is still active in her career and working on many shows. She will surely add more money into her bank account very soon. For now, she is spending a lavish lifestyle.

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