'Emmerdale' star Lisa Riley says she won't marry fiance

Lisa Riley in 'Emmerdale'. (ITV)
Lisa Riley in 'Emmerdale'. (ITV)

Emmerdale star Lisa Riley has said that she will never marry her fiance Al.

The 46-year-old soap actor revealed her reasons in an interview with The Mirror.

Riley clarified that the couple still love each other and don't want to change that: "We don't want to change anything. Both of us talk about it all the time and feel as long as we're happy we don't need rings on our fingers."

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She then said: "We've lost both our mums. And when it comes to things like weddings, you do it for the other people."

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 13: Lisa Riley attends the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall on May 13, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Lisa Riley attends the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards. (Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

Riley concluded by saying that she didn't think marriage would change anything: "I'm never going to change my name, so really, what would be different?"

The Emmerdale actor has been open in the past about struggling with her mother's death and said she writes a letter to her every year and takes it to the post office.

Riley also admitted she went back to work too quickly following the death of her partner's mum, saying: "It has been a treacherous time and it's still very raw in the family. In hindsight, when Nana passed I shouldn't have gone back to work so quickly."

Riley has been engaged to Al since 2018 after originally getting together in 2015. Riley did not make her relationship with the American public until 2019.


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Riley first started playing Mandy Dingle in 1995 and starred in Emmerdale until 2001. She later returned to the soap in 2019.

The actor is also known for being a regular panellist on Loose Women and a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

She has also appeared in Waterloo Road, Fat Friends and Three Girls.

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