Kym Marsh, 45 tied the knot with Scott Ratcliff, 33 after the pair dated for three years. The actress says they spend a lot of time apart due to Scott’s work.
Military wife Kym Marsh says she and husband Major Scott Ratcliff spend “great chunks” of time apart.
The actress – who married 33-year-old Scott in October – worries about her partner – a major in the army Parachute Regimen- when he goes to “scary places” for work but says it makes her appreciate the time they have together.
The 45-year-old said that Scott’s career has brought with it challenges to their relationship but she says the pair never argue.
Speaking to OK! Magazine she said: “We do spend great chunks of time apart and it’s not always easy, but it’s always felt easy in the sense that there never seems to be a problem we can’t overcome and we don’t really argue.
“There are times when he goes to scary places and I sit there worrying, but you appreciate the times you have, and as long as he comes back safe that’s all that matters.”
Scott, who trained at Sandhurst Military Academy, added how the couple doesn’t have the luxury of living together all the time, but said that when they do it’s worth it.
He had to jet off for work just two days after their wedding, where they tied the knot at Sandhurst.
The couple enjoyed a romantic honeymoon at Sandals Grenada Resort and Spa.
Speaking after the wedding she said: “It’s been really good.
“Well, I say that, but we got married and then two days later Scott was sent away for two weeks and we weren’t expecting that!”
Kym was walked down the aisle by her dad David who was previously diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer.
He was initially going to walk her halfway, but on the day he found the strength to walk Kym all the way to meet Scott.
She was first with builder David Cunliffe before she became famous as a member of Hear’Say on Popstars in 2001.
The couple had two children together, David, now 26, and daughter Emilie, now 25, and stayed together for five years.
Her daughter Emilie had her own baby, Teddy, in May – making Kym a grandmother.
She then married EastEnders star Jack Ryder, 40 in 2002 but they divorced in 2009 after Kym admitted to having an affair with Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas, 46.
Jamie and Kym had Polly, eight, and Archie, who sadly passed away shortly after he was born prematurely.
But after just one year of marriage, Kym filed for divorce in 2013 following “unreasonable behaviour”.