Maria Connor’s relationship with super-villain Gary Windass won’t result in a happy ending, Coronation Street actress Samia Longchambon has revealed.
Viewers know that Maria and Gary got together a few months ago, and that Maria quickly fell pregnant with his child.
They planned to move in together and Gary bought her a 4×4, but she recently discovered the rumours about him being a loan shark were all true.
She’s naive and she just wants to be loved and wants the family she’s never had.
Although Maria was initially furious and upset, she later decided to forgive Gary – and fans slammed her for being “stupid”.
Now, soap star Samia has confirmed that her character’s relationship with Gary “won’t end well”.
Admitting she doesn’t always agree with Maria’s decisions, Samia told host Lorraine Kelly: “I’ve wanted to shake Maria for 20 years, it’s one bad decision after another.”
Samia continued: “She’s very trusting, which you think she should have learned by now. She’s naive and she just wants to be loved and wants the family she’s never had.
“When Gary confessed sort of everything, [it was] enough to make her question the relationship. Ordinarily, if she wasn’t pregnant with his baby, she would have [left].”
When Lorraine asked Samia if the situation was destined to “end well”, the actress replied: “No it’s not.”
Samia also opened up about her real life husband, Dancing on Ice star Sylvain Longchambon, and described him as an amazing dad to their son Yves, and her daughter Freya from a previous relationship.
Talking about how he juggles work and being a dad, she said: “It’s teamwork. He’s a fantastic dad. Luckily, I don’t have to leave them [the kids] overnight, with Corrie I get to go home at night. Sylvain’s brilliant, he’s my rock.”
She also revealed son Yves is “completely bilingual thanks to Sylvain”, and told how she practises yoga to help with her anxiety, saying: “I’ve talked about having anxiety in the past and I’ve found that yoga is the main thing that helps me with it.”
Lorraine is on weekdays on ITV from 9am.
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