Kym Marsh has confirmed she is dating Army Major Scott Ratcliff.
The Coronation Street actress, 42, has said her relationship with Scott is still “early days” but she’s very happy.
Writing in her OK! magazine column, Kym revealed she and Scott were introduced by her Corrie co-star Antony Cotton, who is “good friends” with Scott.
She said: “It is true is that I’ve started seeing someone new in recent weeks. His name is Scott Ratcliff and he’s a major in the Parachute Regiment and comes from Scotland.”
Kym said she wasn’t looking for a new relationship following her split from ex-boyfriend Matt Baker in April.
She continued: “Both Scott and I were recently single – him some time before I was, he’s a good friend of Antony Cotton, who introduced us knowing we’d get on well, which turned out to be true.”
She added that their relationship happened “organically” and it’s “going well, and I’m happy and enjoying life as it rolls along”.
Last week, reports emerged about Kym’s new romance.
It was announced in April that Kym, who plays Michelle Connor in the ITV soap, had split from her ex-boyfriend Matt, 27.
The pair began dating in 2015.
A spokesperson for the soap star confirmed to The Sun that Kym and Matt are “taking time apart” but remain amicable.
The rep said: “Sadly, we can confirm Kym and Matt have made the decision to take some time apart but remain friends.”
Just a few days later, Kym spoke out about the split for the first time.
She wrote in her OK! magazine column: “We still care for each other, we’ll stay friends and I’m sure we’ll be a part of each other’s lives in the future.
“Now we each just want to focus on our families, our work and our friends as we move forward.”
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The actress has been married twice before: to ex EastEnders actor Jack Ryder between 2002 and 2009, and to former Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas from 2012 to 2014.
She has two grown up children, David and Emilie, from her relationship with ex Dave Cunliffe, and daughter Polly, seven, with ex-husband Jamie Lomas. She and Jamie tragically lost son Archie in 2009 shortly after his birth.
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