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Samuel Johnson opens up about his love-life: The heartbreaking reason he's been single for 13 years

Samuel Johnson opens up about his love-life: The heartbreaking reason he's been single for 13 years

Samuel Johnson has shared why he has been single for 13 years amid romance rumours he is dating his late sister Connie’s best friend Emma Rooke.

The Dancing With The Stars winner said he has not been with anyone since his former girlfriend Lainie Woodlands took her own life in 2006.

“I’ve been too scared to be in another relationship since my girlfriend died 13 years ago,” Johnson told WHO in a recent interview.

The statement came after speculations that Johnson had begun a romance with Rooke, the friend of his late sister Connie. 

The rumour emerged after Johnson posted a picture with Emma on Instagram with the caption: “This koala makes everything with me. We have built some unusual dreams together over many years. Without her heart and brain, my dreams would remain just that.”

Rooke also works together with Johnson on his cancer charity Love Your Sister.

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Time to knock off for a bit. Thanks for a great year. #nowisawesome @i.am.connie @samueljjohnson78

A post shared by Love Your Sister (@loveyoursister) on Dec 18, 2015 at 10:17pm PST

Earlier this year, Johnson spoke up on romance rumours with fellow DWTS contestant Cassandra Thorburn, saying they are “great mates” who “flirt well”.

He said of Thorburn, “We love a gossip. We constantly find things to giggle about. In another life, who knows what would have happened?”