Kym Marsh has appeared to ditch her wedding ring in her first public appearance after reportedly splitting up from her husband Scott Ratcliffe.
The former Coronation Street and Strictly Come Dancing star was all smiles as she took to the red carpet at the Pride Of Manchester awards ceremony, which also featured Janette Manrara and Love Island’s Laura Anderson showing off their blossoming baby bumps.
Posing with her hand on her hip for photographers, Kym, 46, beamed as she showed off her bare ring finger, with just one sparkly pear-shaped gemstone ring on her middle finger instead.
The actress chose to wear an off-the-shoulder black body con gown that accentuated her stunning figure and curves, with a panel across her bust in the low-cut dress.
The dress synched in at the waist, and Kym accessorised the elegant outfit with a diamanté-studded clutch bag.
She also wore a glittery diamond necklace and matching drop earrings.
It comes amid continuing reports that Kym and her Army Major husband Scott, 34, who were married for just 18 months, have decided to part ways.
Last week, the former Hear’Say singer was seen in public for the first time since the news, but she was still wearing her wedding ring at the time.
The star looked downcast as she was spotted on a shopping trip with her daughter Emilie, 25.
Following reports of Kym and Scott’s separation, a source has now claimed it came as a result of the distance and difficulties in keeping their relationship going.
They told OK! : “Kym and Scott are both saddened by the split. Unfortunately, distance and career paths led to the breakdown.”
Kym and Scott got married in a special military ceremony at the Sandhurst military academy in October 2021.
“They had a trial split earlier this year after their first anniversary,” the source went on.
“Friends thought it was just a glitch and they would get back together but it just hasn’t resolved itself.”
Kym previously opened up on why the dynamic in her marriage worked in an interview with Prima magazine.
“As I’ve got older, it’s become clearer to me what I need from a partner and what I can give in return…” she said last year. “Scott and I don’t have the luxury of living together full-time as he spends Monday to Friday in barracks.
“Every weekend he drives miles just to see me for two days. Sometimes I’ll say, ‘Darling, you don’t need to drive all that way – why don’t you stay down here this weekend?’
“He just says, ‘Absolutely not, because there will be lots of times when I can’t get to you.’ He really takes care of me in every way possible,” Kym added.
The mum-of-four, who also has children David, 27, with her ex fiancé and daughter Polly, 11, with former partner Jamie Lomas (the pair also welcomed son Archie in 2009 but he tragically died shortly after the birth), has been throwing herself into her new project starring in the Take That musical.
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