She has found herself at the centre of plenty of media scrutiny in recent times, and finally actress and mum Kym Marsh has opened up on her ‘break’ from fiancé Dan Hooper.
The former pop star and Coronation Street actress appeared on ITV’s This Morning today to address rumours and speculation surrounding her and fitness instructor Dan's relationship.
The 38-year-old told show hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes: “We’ve both been going through a really difficult time and it is tough obviously because there is that media spotlight, but we’ve had a lot of support from our family and friends and that’s been invaluable to us both.”
While Kym is mum to Emilie, David and Polly, Dan has a four-year-old daughter, Lexi, with Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Waring. Kym added that, amid their relationship troubles, she and Dan have agreed that their children come first.
“I think our priorities are our children, we’re both kind of focusing on our kids and work at the moment. It is difficult, particularly when people feel that they know exactly what’s going on, when actually they know nothing,” she added.
When Kym was asked if she and Dan will be able to work things out, the star remained tight-lipped, responding: “That’s something for me and Dan to discuss together.”
Dan and Kym’s relationship has come under scrutiny from the beginning, with Dan’s former partner Stephanie publicly criticising them for getting together just weeks after her split from the dad-of-one.