Tuesday 13 November 2018

Michelle Keegan reveals the secrets to keeping her long-distance marriage to Mark Wright strong

Michelle Keegan (L) and Mark Wright attend the 21st National Television Awards at The O2 Arena on January 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Michelle Keegan (L) and Mark Wright attend the 21st National Television Awards at The O2 Arena on January 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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Mark Wright (L) and Michelle Keegan visit "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 5, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright are seen at Los Angeles International Airport on December 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG022/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LMichelle Keegan and Mark Wright attend The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan attends the House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall on May 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan attend the National Television Awards on January 25, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

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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.

Mark Wright (L) and Michelle Keegan visit
Mark Wright (L) and Michelle Keegan visit "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 5, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

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."

Instagram Michelle Keegan @MichKeegan
Instagram Michelle Keegan @MichKeegan

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."

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan attend the National Television Awards on January 25, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan attend the National Television Awards on January 25, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

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