Kym Marsh ‘splits from third husband Scott Ratcliff after 19 months of marriage’’
Kym Marsh has reportedly split from her third husband Scott Ratcliff.
The former ‘Coronation Street’ actress and former soldier Scott, 34, got married at a lavish ceremony in October 2021, but 19 months later they are said to have broken up following a trial separation, due to work apparently keeping them apart.
A source told The Sun: “They both really tried to make it work, but the cracks have been there for a while and they were only getting to see each other for one or two days a week at the very most.
“Kym’s been so busy, and last year (being on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’) meant even her weekends were stacked up along with weekdays rehearsing.
“More recently she’s been filming all over the place and rehearsing for a new theatre run.”
Adding about how Army Major Scott’s army work drove a wedge between him and Kym, the insider said: “Scott is based in barracks down south – he’s got a very busy career as well.
“Kym’s still a working mum, too, and lives up in Cheshire with her family. In the end it was the fact they lived so far away from each other that just made it impossible.”
The source said the pair “had a trial separation earlier this year” and were “hoping to get things back on track”, but added they have decided “it’s best to go their separate ways”.
They added: “It’s very sad for all involved, but they’ve decided it’s time to tell their family and friends and focus on the future – which means filing for divorce. They’re hoping to keep things as amicable as possible.
“Hopefully time will help to heal things.”
Kym’s first husband was former ‘EastEnders’ actor Jack Ryder, 41, who she married in 2002 but divorced seven years later.
In 2012 she married ‘Hollyoaks’ star Jamie Lomas, 48, but they divorced in 2014, and she met Scott in 2018.
Kym has children David, 28, and Emilie, 26, from an earlier relationship as well as daughter Polly, 12, with Jamie, with whom she also had son Archie in 2009, who died moments after he was born.