Our Girl's Michelle Keegan responds to rumours of marriage problems with TOWIE's Mark Wright

Chris Edwards
·2-min read
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Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

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Our Girl's Michelle Keegan has denied rumours of marriage problems with husband Mark Wright.

In a recent interview with You magazine, the actress rubbished claims that her relationship with the TOWIE star has become strained, due to her spending months away from home to film in other countries.

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"Going away for work is never seen as a good thing, only as a negative, and I don't understand that," she said. "Are you seriously supposed to turn down work in case it impacts your marriage? I find it ridiculous."

She added: "The travelling could be tiring but it was amazing. I remember taking off one weekend and spending it on a tropical beach and thinking, 'I'm being paid to be in another country doing something I love.'"

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Photo credit: Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage - Getty Images

Keegan also explained that she and Wright, who married in 2015, have alway remained quiet about their relationship in order to take control of their personal lives.

"Around the time of our wedding, I felt we had lost control a little bit," she said. "We were in every newspaper and magazine every week.

"I was trying to make my way in different dramas and felt like I didn't want to be talking about my private life any more, especially when a lot of what was reported about us was false.

"So I just pulled it back. It's nice to have something just for us, for our families and friends, and these days that's the way it is."

Photo credit: Frans Marais - BBC
Photo credit: Frans Marais - BBC

The actress first shot to fame in 2008 after landing the role of Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street. She's also well known for playing Sergeant Georgie Lane in the BBC war drama Our Girl.

Back in December, Keegan hinted that a return for Georgie could be on the cards, saying: "I will never say never with Our Girl."

Our Girl aired on BBC One. The series 1-4 boxset is available to buy now.

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