MICHELLE’S ‘PANIC’ as Mark’s old partying ways resurface
As Mark Wright’s pictured partying with girls in bikinis again, we reveal Michelle Keegan isn’t happy about his former party persona raising its ugly head
Mark Wright and his wife Michelle Keegan have been like ships passing in the night in recent weeks. First of all, Mark attended a lads’ night out in Essex hotspot Faces, while Michelle told her fans she was having an early night.
Then, days later, Mark opted to DJ instead of head to the Baftas with Michelle, where she took her mate as a plus one.
And then, on May 24, they spent their third-wedding anniversary apart as Mark headed back to the US, where he’s currently based, for his little brother Josh’s stag do. So you’d expect Mark, 31, was well overdue spending some quality time with his gorgeous other half.
However, last week the former TOWIE star was pictured chatting and hugging bikini clad party-goers at Vegas’ Wet Republic’s pool party, during the last leg of the stag do.
In one picture, Mark can be seen touching a pretty brunette waitress – who bears a striking resemblance to Michelle, also 31 – on the shoulder as he leaned in to order a drink at the party.
And a source tells us Michelle’s not best pleased with Mark generating speculation again, just three months after he was caught ‘liking’ a saucy Instagram pic of sexy female wrestler, Brie Bella, and a raunchy selfie of singer Rita Ora.
‘Michelle is having a real panic and worries about Mark being out so much,’ our insider says.
‘She still finds it hard to accept that there will always be lots of girls gravitating towards Mark when he’s out, even though he reassures her that he would never do anything and deep down she knows that is true.’
BACK TO HIS PARTYING PAST?
Before meeting former Corrie star Michelle, Mark was a notorious party animal, regularly frequenting Faces nightclub.
He was a club promoter, which, naturally, meant he would be out partying most nights. His ex-girlfriend, Lauren Goodger, 31, referred to how busy Mark was during that period and how lonely she was as a result, in her 2013 autobiography, Secrets Of An Essex Girl.
And our source explains Michelle is worried Mark is reverting back to his original party boy persona.
‘Michelle’s biggest concern is that Mark is slipping back into his old partying ways. He has assured her that he was really going to cut down on all of the that,’ our source says. ‘As much as she trusts Mark, it’s still the hardest thing for her to deal with when they are apart.
‘Mark keeps telling her he will never be led astray, but she feels that he owes it to her to just cut back on the partying.
‘Her view is Mark should put those feelings ahead of him having to please his friends by going out.’
‘CHECKING IN WITH THE WIFE’
While Mark was hitting Vegas hard with the boys, Michelle was on a starkly different holiday, relaxing in chilled out Mykonos in Greece.
She shared some gorgeous snaps of her serene and calm views on Insta story. ‘Escape,’ she simply captioned one beach scene.
A day after the photographs of Mark emerged, the US TV presenter joked he has to ‘check in’ with Michelle following his Vegas escapades.
‘Monday morning – the end of the Vegas trip,’ he said, as he filmed his friends on their phones.
‘All the boys checking in with the wives on the last day... just telling them that life is all good and we’re alive!’
And our source says this was a conscious post from Mark to let Michelle know he had been thinking about her.
‘She sometimes needs reassurance from him. The distance between them makes it all the harder,’ says our source.
Last week, we revealed how Michelle, who’s back on our screens as Georgie Lane in BBC One’s
Our Girl this week, is giving up the LA dream to concentrate on her career in the UK.
While her husband’s contract as a showbiz presenter on Extra has been extended, Michelle has now confirmed she won’t be joining Mark permanently.
‘I’d love to work in America, but I couldn’t see myself living out there full time. I’m a home bird,’ she revealed on The One Show.
The actress also revealed she has to tone down her accent when she’s across the pond.
‘When I’ve been out in LA, even if I’m ordering a coffee or something, they think I’m Australian,’ she said. ‘I have to slow down a lot and pronounce my words to make it a bit easier.’
Mark chats with a waitress at a pool party in vegas