Kym Marsh was “done” with love before meeting her latest boyfriend.
The 42-year-old actress was set up with hunky army major Scott Ratcliff, 31, by her Coronation Street co-star Antony Cotton and although she is happier than ever, Kym admitted that after two divorces and a string of broken relationships, she had given up on love before meeting Scott.
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She told Fabulous magazine: “I’d reached the point where I just wanted a break from this nonsense. I wanted to go home and spend some time with my kids.”
But going on to speak about Scott, she revealed: “We were messaging and then FaceTiming and spent two and a half hours talking every night, so we learned everything about each other. There was nothing to do apart from talk, so after three weeks I was like: ‘I know who he is.’
“Normally when you meet someone, you might think aesthetically he’s fit. After a few dates, you might end up in bed together. Whatever. But when did you get to know the person down the line?
“So the way we met was really weird, but it was a wonderful way of getting to know someone. And, yeah, by the time we actually met in person, I’d fallen for him.”
Kym is completely smitten with her new man and joked she is worried he will leave her if he ever realises how gorgeous he is.
She said: “Yeah, it’s love. He’s got a lovely aura about him. People want to be around him. And I love that he’s not got any idea how fit he is. When he finds out, he may leave me.”
Kym has children David, 24, and Emilie, 21, from her relationship with Dave Cunliffe, and Polly, eight, from her marriage to Jamie Lomas, 44.
She was also previously married to former EastEnders star Jack Ryder.
Yesterday (Saturday May 4) Kym announced the birth of her first grandchild.
Her daughter, Emilie, 21, gave birth on Friday night and Kym revealed the news on her Instagram page.
Sharing an image of the little one’s hand she wrote: “Last night was a night I will never forget.
“I became a ‘Loli’ for the first time!!!
“My beautiful daughter was an absolute warrior and her partner and I were the best birthing team we could be!!! I was so honoured to have been a part of bringing him into the world.
“My beautiful grandson, I love you I will always love you and I promise to help guide you through life as best I can. Welcome to the world ‘Baby Hoz’ #name to follow 💙💙
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Last night was a night I will never forget. I became a “Loli” for the first time!!! My beautiful daughter was an absolute warrior and her partner and I were the best birthing team we could be!!! I was so honoured to have been a part of bringing him into the world. My beautiful grandson, I love you I will always love you and I promise to help guide you through life as best I can. Welcome to the world “Baby Hoz” #name to follow 💙💙
Fans were quick to offer their congratulations, with one writing: “I am so happy for you Kym, by some of your posts we know have excited you have been to meet him! Congratulations to all of you xo.”
Another said: “Congratulations being a Nanny is the best.”
Kym announced her daughter’s pregnancy last year, and insisted in an interview on This Morning she wouldn’t be called “Grandma” or “Nanny”.
She said she was “excited” about becoming a grandparent but she didn’t fancy the ‘granny’ label just yet…
She said: “I’m really excited about being a grandparent but there’s no way I’m being a grandma, or granny, nanny or any of those things. We looked on a website and found alternative names and I’m going to be Lolly.”
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