Corrie’s Kym Marsh engaged to Scott Ratcliffe after sweet birthday proposal

Coronation Street star Kym Marsh, 44, is engaged to her partner Scott Ratcliffe, 32.

The soap star, who plays Michelle Connor on the cobbles, said she was "over the moon" to be popped the question on her birthday in a sweet proposal.

Speaking to OK! magazine, Kym revealed: "I’m absolutely over the moon – I can’t believe it.

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

She later shared a sweet snap of the couple standing close together, while Kym dazzled in a brightly coloured floral blouse.

"Some really exciting news to tell you!!! Swipe up!!!" she captioned the snap, with a red love-heart emoji and a link to the news.

Kym first met Scott, who is a Major in the Army, through mutual pal and Corrie co-star Antony Cotton, and the pair began dating in 2018.

And despite their 12 year age-gap, the couple have gone from strength to strength, though Kym has spoken out in the past about how she “hates” Scott being called her "toy boy".

"Scott and I have so much in common. Age is just a number," she explained.

Their romance has also been affected by periods of going long distance, as Scott is actively serving in the Army and had to return to Afghanistan in 2019, a year after they began dating.

But the Hear’Say singer said it was “just another test” in their relationship, adding: "I think we’re strong enough to get through it."

Thankfully, the Covid-19 lockdowns meant Scott could spend more time at home, as Kym told The Sun: "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 said.

It will be Kym’s third engagement, after she was married to ex-hubby Jamie Lomas from 2012 to 2013 and EastEnders star Jack Ryder from 2002 to 2009.

Before she began dating Scott, Kym had been split up from her personal trainer boyfriend Matt Baker for just three months.

Kym became a grandmother in May 2019, as her daughter Emilie welcomed her baby son Teddy.

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On the tot’s second birthday, Kym shared a collection of sweet snapshots of him growing up, beginning with an adorable picture of her cuddling up with the newborn.

"Happy 2nd birthday to my beautiful grandson Teddy!! Where does the time go!!??" Kym wrote alongside the photoset.

"These last two years have been an absolute joy. I feel so very lucky to have you in my life. You have literally brightened up our world, always a smile on your little face that melts our hearts."

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