Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh has revealed she’s got a new dog.
The star has added to her barking brood by taking on a black, white and brown Chihuahua, who has been named Rico.
Kym, 42, has said she she took inspiration from Barry Manilow’s hit Copacabana, which tells the story of a mobster called Rico who takes a fancy to a showgirl called Lola.
Writing in her OK! Magazine column this week, Kym said: “This week we welcomed a new addition to the family – a long-haired, black, white and brown Chihuahua who we’ve called Rico.
“We already have a short-haired Chihuahua called Lola, so as in Barry Manilow’s song Copacabana we now have a Rico and Lola. He’s very cute.
“We also have a King Charles spaniel called Barney and he’s taking time to get used to Rico.”
The 42-year-old star – who plays Michelle Connor on the ITV soap – admits it wasn’t in her life plan to acquire another pet pooch, but she had a “real softie moment” when she clapped eyes on Rico and couldn’t resist his puppy dog eyes.
Kym added that Rico is “officially” her seven-year-old daughter Polly’s dog.
She said she treated her little girl – who she shares with ex-Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas – as a good reason to give her some “responsibility”.
Read Kym’s full column in OK! Magazine, out now.
Last month, Kym – who is also a mum to David, 23, and Emilie, 21, – revealed she had bought a new home after deciding to sell the one she lived in with her ex-boyfriend.
She had shared her current property with ex-boyfriend Matt Baker but after their split in April, it was time for a change.
Especially now she’s dating a new man, Scott Ratcliff.
Kym wrote in a previous column for OK! Magazine: “Exciting house news! I’ve bought a new place and it looks like I’ll be moving in before Christmas. I sold my house within two days of putting it on the market, so I had to find another place quite quickly.”
The soap star added that she’d found a five-bedroom modern house that doesn’t need any work near her parents’ home in Warrington.
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