He put on a united front with his wife at an event to honour Sir Bruce Forsyth last week.
But Kevin Clifton, 35, enjoyed a lads' night out without Karen when he headed through Covent Garden, in London on Thursday evening.
Despite speculation his marriage is on the rocks, the Strictly star was in high spirits as he partied in the company of his male pal.
Great time: Strictly star Kevin Clifton enjoyed a lads' night out in high spirits, in London after he defiantly put on a united front with his wife Karen
The professional dancer, who was still wearing his wedding ring, kept the chill at bay when he wrapped up in a grey hoodie and olive green coat for his low-key outing.
Kevin defiantly joined forces with his wife Karen at an event to celebrate Sir Bruce Forsyth's life only last week, despite reports their marriage is on the rocks.
The couple, who were seen keeping a distance in a group photograph at a wedding in late 2017, were filmed sitting side-by-side as they discussed the late presenter.
Karen said: 'Bruce meant the world to all of us. He was magic, it was magic to see him and it was magic to be in his presence.'
Going strong: Kevin defiantly joined forces with his wife Karen at an event to celebrate Sir Bruce Forsyth's life only last week (pictured in London, August 2017)
Taking off where his wife spoke, Kevin continued: 'A big part of our show is what inspired us as performers, so Bruce Forsyth was the epitome of a classic showman.
'He’s just one of the many people that has influenced and inspired our careers. we were really excited when we were asked to perform in the tribute to him.'
Their marriage has been plagued with rumours over the past few months, with reports the pair are divorcing after three years of marriage.
According to The Sun, the couple are said to be heading their separate ways a mere two months after she allegedly had an affair with an accountant.
Having fun! Despite speculation his marriage is on the rocks, the Strictly star was in high spirits as he partied in the company of his male pal
A source told the publication: 'Karen is extremely upset about the whole situation and is really struggling to accept that everything is over.
'She has been pleading with Kevin to give things another go but he's made it clear that he's not interested and doesn't want them to patch things up.'
'She knows that she made a huge mistake by having a brief affair but there were problems in their marriage way before then.'
Reports added that Kevin was the 'driving force' behind them getting a divorce and 'isn't too fussed' about it given that it is his second martial breakdown.
MailOnline has previously contacted representatives for Karen and Kevin Clifton for further comment.
Despite reports of the demise of their marriage, Karen had previously flaunted her wedding ring as she declared she was to dance with her partner during the upcoming Kevin and Karen Live tour in a social media post.
Karen penned the caption: 'Brilliant production meeting for the #kevinandkarenlive #tour w @stuartglovercreative our amazeballs tour manager and Clive Dunstall our ace Musical Director.. holding the fort strong on creative whilst @keviclifton is on the Strictly tour... #letsputonthisshow #showtime #makingithappen #latinasbelike #imtheboss.'
In recent weeks, Karen skipped the Strictly Come Dancing live tour while her husband Kevin hit the stage with their co-stars.
The couple married in an idyllic ceremony in July 2015, with a bevy of superstar guests, but in 2017 they were first hit with reports of strife.
Defiance: The professional dancer, who was still wearing his wedding ring, kept the chill at bay when he wrapped up in a grey hoodie and olive green coat for his low-key outing