Kym Marsh opens up about marriage

Kym Marsh opens up about marriage
Kym Marsh opens up about marriage (Image credit: PA Wire/PA Photos)

Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has revealed that her marriage to actor Jack Ryder failed because she found him "dull". In an interview on Piers Morgan's Life Stories Kym - who plays Michelle Connor in the soap - admitted she and former EastEnders star Jack were "very different". "I was always portrayed as the older one, the one with kids, the one who's more feisty and in your face," she said in the interview." "So people thought, 'She must be the puppet master, she must be picking on him and telling him what to do.' But things aren't always as they seem." And Kym added that they just weren't getting on by the time they separated in March 2008. "Jack wasn't really a party- goer," she said, "He didn't drink. I am a party girl. I like going out, I like having a drink occasionally, I like socialising. And hey, there's nothing wrong with that." Kym also discussed her current relationship with Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas, and the tragedy of losing their baby son Archie last February, after he was born 17 weeks premature. "I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy," she said. "It's horrible when you've been looking forward to something so much and it's suddenly taken away from you. In all honesty I didn't cope. It was horrendous." The full interview can be seen on Saturday March 13 on ITV1.

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.