Michelle Keegan reveals the secrets to keeping her long-distance marriage to Mark Wright strong
Michelle Keegan has revealed how she makes her long-distance marriage to husband Mark Wright work.
The former Coronation Street star (30) wed the tv presenter in 2015 and their conflicting filming schedules mean they're often kept apart for long periods of time, especially now that Wright is based in Los Angeles full-time hosting entertainment show Extra.
Since leaving the cobbles of Weatherfield behind in 2014, Keegan has been shooting around the world in Nepal and South Africa for BBC military drama Our Girl, prompting a near constant barrage of rumours about their marriage.
Keegan hit back at claims about her relationship in an interview with Cosmopolitan, saying she'd never move from the UK. "I'm too much of a home-bodu. I like going back just to breathe."
Their compatibility comes to play during stressful times as she says they make more of an effort to keep their relationship balanced with the long distance.
"We’re more patient with each other, laid-back, and don’t sweat the small stuff," she explained. "I think because we’re really happy in our careers it helps with the relationship as well."
Last year. she accused her marriage criticis of being sexist, telling The Sun: "It’s been hard enough being away anyway, but then to contend with all that… It just comes from nowhere.
"I don’t understand how a couple can’t have their separate careers, and why can’t a newly married woman go off and do her job and a husband go off and do his? I'd say there is a slight degree of sexism to it."