He said there was no chance hed have time to be in a relationship with Ashley Roberts right now.
Yet Giovanni Pernice is reportedly making a special window for the beauty by spending Christmas with the Strictly Come Dancing stars family, instead of his own.
According to The Sun, the professional dancer will follow the former Pussycat Doll to Miami, Florida to make time for her, on what will be her first Christmas without her father.
A source claimed: This is a sign of just how heavily Giovanni has fallen for Ashley during the three to four months they were working in close quarters together.
But because of the shows punishing rehearsal and performance schedule they couldnt spend as much time together as they might have liked.
So now that the show is over, theyre virtually inseparable. That includes not wanting to be apart at Christmas, even if that means Giovanni has to make a sacrifice.
Representatives for Ashley and Giovanni have been contacted by Metro.co.uk for comment.
Ashleys father Pat Roberts took his own life in March this year, after a long battle of physical and mental heath.
However claims that Giovanni will ditch his own family to be with Ashley conflict with his recent claim that he was not at all in a relationship with his beautiful competitor.
He told new! magazine on Wednesday: She is beautiful, absolutely, but there is no chance that were going to be in a relationship right now.
Never say never but Im not thinking about being in a relationship with anybody. I fancy everybody. Im not in a relationship with Ashley at all at the moment.
When the series wrapped up last week, the duo seemed have stepped up their rumoured romance and were seen openly kissing and touching at the wrap party, onlookers claimed.
The secret couple reportedly threw caution to the wind after trying to keep the fledgling romance under wraps while the competition was still underway.