Kym Marsh announces engagement to Scott Ratcliff

Kym Marsh and Scott Ratcliff are set to tie the knot. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Kym Marsh and Scott Ratcliff are set to tie the knot. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Kym Marsh has announced that she's set to marry partner Scott Ratcliff.

The former Hear'Say singer and Coronation Street star revealed her soldier boyfriend popped the question as they celebrated her birthday.

Marsh, who turned 45 on Sunday 13 June, told OK!: "I'm absolutely over the moon - I can't believe it.

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"It's been the best birthday surprise ever. I can't stop smiling!"

The pair began dating in 2018 after being introduced by Marsh's Corrie co-star Antony Cotton, who plays Sean Tully.

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They have spent periods of time apart during the course of their relationship due to Ratcliff's job in the Parachute Regiment, however, Covid restrictions saw him sent home from Afghanistan during the pandemic.

The Morning Live host revealed to The Sun back in April: “He was due to go to staff college in September but we’ve ended up spending most of the past year together.

“I feel so lucky to be in this situation. It has given me the opportunity to have more time with Scott, my son David, my daughters Emilie and Polly and the rest of my family. I’m not taking those things for granted.”

Kym Marsh and Scott Ratcliffe arriving at The Sun Military Awards 2018 held at Whitehall, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Kym Marsh and Scott Ratcliffe have been dating since 2018. (Doug Peters/EMPICS)

She's previously been wed twice before, firstly to ex EastEnders star Jack Ryder from 2002 and 2009 and secondly to Hollyoaks' Jamie Lomas between 2012 and 2014.

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Marsh has two older children from a previous relationship, son David, 26, and daughter Emilie, 23, as well as daughter Polly, 10, with Lomas. She and Lomas also had son Archie, who was stillborn in 2009.

She became a grandmother in 2019 when daughter Emilie welcomed a son named Teddy Archie David.