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

Reveal - - CELEBS - Lisa Blake

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.

STAY­ING PUT

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

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