Michelle UN­DER PRESS

As hubby Mark Wright’s work­load in­creases in Los An­ge­les, a ‘stressed-out’ Michelle Kee­gan looks no­tice­ably thin­ner

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Af­ter en­dur­ing a long-dis­tance re­la­tion­ship with her hubby Mark Wright for over a year, actress Michelle Kee­gan re­vealed she’s happy to move to LA to be with Mark.

But de­spite this huge com­mit­ment, the pair looked like they had the weight of the world on their shoul­ders as they stepped out in Bev­erly Hills last week (see right). Michelle was later spot­ted with a no­tice­ably thin­ner frame as she took a phone call.

An in­sider has re­vealed that 30-year-old Michelle’s sud­den weight loss is down to stress, as she wor­ries Mark’s in­creas­ing work­load will put pres­sure on their re­la­tion­ship.

‘Michelle has al­ways been the kind of girl that when she’s stressed you can see it in her fig­ure,’ says our source.

‘While she’s ab­so­lutely thrilled that Mark has landed even more work in the States and is do­ing so well, the pres­sure of her try­ing to work out how that all fits in to their mar­riage is def­i­nitely af­fect­ing her.’

‘In the past three weeks, she’s the slimmest she’s ever been. It looks as if she’s lost an­other three pounds.’

‘MARK AND MICHELLE WILL BE SPEND­ING MORE TIME APART THAN EVER’

Since mov­ing to Amer­ica last Septem­ber, Mark’s ca­reer has gone from strength to strength as a show­biz re­porter for US chan­nel, Ex­tra.

He’s in­ter­viewed big names in­clud­ing Kim Kar­dashian West, Mariah Carey and Tom Cruise, and the ex-TOWIE star, 31, has im­pressed bosses so much that ex­ec­u­tives are con­sid­er­ing ex­tend­ing his con­tract for an­other 12 months.

They even want him to cover Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wed­ding this week for the US chan­nel and he has now ar­rived back in Lon­don to pre­pare for the broad­cast. How­ever, as we’ve re­ported be­fore, his busy sched­ule is threat­en­ing to clash with his third wed­ding

an­niver­sary to Michelle on May 24.

‘Michelle is dev­as­tated at the idea of them be­ing apart,’ con­tin­ues our source.

‘She has con­fided in her clos­est friends that she is stressed about how they’re go­ing to man­age Mark’s in­creas­ing work­load.

‘She feels there’s a dan­ger Mark’s work will dom­i­nate ev­ery­thing.

‘She and Mark had a re­ally long heart-to-heart about her fears and he’s try­ing to re­as­sure her their mar­riage comes first.’

Mark has pre­vi­ously said he would give up ‘con­quer­ing his dreams’ of cracking Amer­ica for Michelle.

But the ex-Cor­rie star is now pre­par­ing to make the move over to US to stop the dis­tance widening any fur­ther, de­spite ad­mit­ting she’s ‘not an LA woman’.

‘Of course I’ve thought about it,’ she said. ‘I’m au­di­tion­ing for work out in LA, and if some­thing good comes up, I will take it.’

Last month, we re­vealed Michelle se­cured a work­ing visa, af­ter she was spot­ted out­side a Hol­ly­wood cast­ing agency. But if she’s wor­ried about how much time they will get to spend to­gether when she makes the move per­ma­nent, it seems to be busi­ness as usual for Mark.

While the Our Girl actress briefly flew to Las Ve­gas for a hen party for brother-in-law Josh’s fi­ancée, Hollie Kane, Mark was seen laugh­ing and danc­ing with Es­sex pal Olly Murs in LA, who even joked that Michelle ‘had fi­nally let Mark out’ for the night. Shortly af­ter they tied the knot in 2015, she fu­ri­ously lashed out at trolls who claimed that she looked ‘anorexic’ af­ter Mark shared a se­ries of bikini snaps. But last year, Michelle ad­mit­ted she had to put on a stone af­ter think­ing she was too ‘bony’.

She ex­plained, ‘I’ve been away [film­ing Our Girl in Malaysia and Nepal] for so long and I haven’t had time to work out. Now I’m kick­ing my­self and think­ing, “Why didn’t I just eat healthily while

I was away?”

‘But I think I needed to put on a bit of weight. I was a bit bony.’

She added that, when suf­fer­ing from bouts of anx­i­ety, she tends to hit the gym harder to ‘sweat out’ any stress.

‘I get anx­i­ety quite a lot over lit­tle things. It comes in waves. I use breath­ing tech­niques, or I go to the gym,’ Michelle ex­plained. ‘That al­ways helps me. I sweat it out and feel bet­ter and lighter.’

And our source says that Michelle’s de­ter­mined to get back to a health­ier weight af­ter shed­ding the pounds. ‘Typ­i­cally, if Michelle’s re­ally stressed out she may not even eat a full meal un­til early evening,’ our in­sider says. ‘She’s also ne­glected her strict eat­ing regime, where she would have stocked up on good carbs through­out the day.

‘Michelle says she’s go­ing to make a real ef­fort to try to get her weight back and she’s chang­ing her eat­ing pat­tern to try to speed up the weight gain.

‘She gets very self­con­scious when she loses weight and puts her­self un­der pres­sure to try to put it back on.’ Kim­ber­ley Bond

‘Michelle gets very self­con­scious when she loses weight’

Mark is busy pre­sent­ing on US chan­nel Ex­tra

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‘I WAS A BIT BONY’ Michelle has seen her weight fluc­tu­ate since she started dat­ing Mark in 2012.

The cou­ple looked tense walk­ing around Hol­ly­wood re­cently

Mich looks su­per slim

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