Who is Oti Mabuse’s husband as pair announce baby joy – including how he became famous

Who is Oti Mabuse’s husband as pair announce baby joy – including how he became famous

August 27, 2023

Oti Mabuse delighted fans on Saturday morning when she told them she was going to become a mother for the first time.

She'll be supported throughout her pregnancy by her husband Marius Lepure, who she's previously described as her 'rock."

The former Strictly professional shared the exciting news live on air during her ITV show. She also posted the news to her 655,000 Instagram followers as she shared an array of photos of her blossoming baby bump.

The dancer, 33, said that the couple "finally feel ready and excited to share our wonderful news" but admitted that the news is "scarier than swimming with sharks".

Oti, who was previously a professional dancer on Strictly and is now a judge on Dancing on Ice, looked the picture of happiness in the Instagram snaps.

Here, we take a closer look at Marius's life and how he became famous….


Oti's husband became a famous dancer after he started doing the sport when he was 12. In 2014 and 2015, he was in the television show Let's Dance.

With Oti, he's won gold at the German National Show Dance Championships and come second at the World Latin Championships.

Now, Marius is a director, choreographer, judge and dance coach.

Romance with Oti

Motsi, Oti's sister, unknowingly acted as a matchmaker for the couple. She suggested Marius as a professional dance partner for Oti when she moved from South Africa to Germany to go pro.

Although Motsi had suggested a few professional male dancers, Oti immediately chose Marius. They had a successful dancing career and won competitions together.

But the journey to romance and their partnership wasn't always plain-sailing and she nearly quit dancing with him.

She said on She's Just a Dancer podcast: "I'm a big personality and [Marius] is a big personality as well.

"So, it became a bit of a clash. "There was one moment where he said to me, 'No. You have to do this because you don't know what you're doing.

"I turned and said to him, 'Let me tell you what I do know. I know how to pack my bags and leave.'"

The drama ended up being a turning point for the couple and they eventually got together, getting married in 2014. Marius has also been on Strictly, appearing on the show in 2017 for a group dance.


Oti wrote that she and Marius were to become parents on her Instagram page. She captioned: "Our 'yes; year is getting better and better and so is our little family.

"We feel finally ready and excited to share our wonderful news. This is new for us scarier than swimming with sharks, jumping off cliffs or even swinging from bridges but the best news we could have ever ask for.

"We love our little bundle of joy so much already… and can’t wait to see what our future will now look like as family of 3 plus leo.

"It’s been a beautiful journey so far with close friends and family and nearly over but we have learnt a lot a long the way…. Christmas is about to get even louder. #babyontheway #firstborn #bundleofjoy."

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