Despite a turbulent few days – following the announcement of her split from husband Scott Ratcliffe after 18 months of marriage – actress Kym Marsh has opened up about an “incredible” experience she encountered at work.
The former Hear’Say singer and Coronation Street actress has just begun a UK tour of Greatest Days, a musical based on the songs of Take That.
And in a new post on Instagram, she credited her co-stars – including daughter Emilie Cunliffe, 26, whom she shares with builder ex, David Cunliffe – for an amazing rehearsal period.
She captioned the sweet group photo: “Posted this photo before but….. I just want to take this opportunity to say how proud I am of this cast and crew! This whole experience has been incredible and I truly feel so privileged to be part of it!!! We open tonight in Bromley! Let’s go SMASH it gang!!! This show is one I will “NEVER FORGET” @greatest_days @takethat”.
The encouraging post comes just days after Kym, 46, was said to have split for good with her husband of 18 months, Army Major Scott, 34.
Spotted out and about still wearing her wedding ring last week, the former Coronation Street actress, who presents Morning Live and now appears in Waterloo Road, looked sombre as she was snapped shopping with daughter Emilie.
Speaking about the reasons for the couple’s separation, a source told OK! : “Kym and Scott are both saddened by the split. Unfortunately, distance and career paths led to the breakdown.”
Although the split is amicable, they point to the differences – and distance – between the pair, who tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at Sandhurst military academy in October 2021.
“They had a trial split earlier this year after their first anniversary. Friends thought it was just a glitch and they would get back together but it just hasn’t resolved itself,” said the source.
Kym, who on Saturday took the lead role of Rachel Lumberg in the boyband musical, will at least have plenty to take her mind off things as she embarks on a seven-month countrywide tour.
She’ll no doubt be relieved to have the support of her daughter, who is playing the younger Rachel in the hit show.
Meanwhile, Scott – “Ratty” to his friends – who serves with the Parachute Regiment, will continue to be based in his barracks in the south of England.
Our source continued: “Scott is a lovely bloke and Kym hopes they will remain friends. He has his career down in Essex. Kym has her family, career and life up North and sadly nothing can change for either of them.”
Another insider said the couple’s packed diaries could have been a huge problem for them.
“They both really tried to make it work, but the cracks have been there for a while and they were only getting to see each other for one or two days a week at the very most.”
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