Michelle Kee­gan says marriage split ru­mours are ‘sex­ist’

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - News -

Ac­tress Michelle Kee­gan has hit out at “sex­ist” crit­ics who sug­gest that her time film­ing abroad poses a threat to her marriage.

The 30-year-old has been across the globe this year film­ing for se­ries three of BBC One drama Our Girl.

The ex-Cor­rie star’s gru­elling work sched­ule has seen her travel as far afield as Nepal and South Africa.

Her act­ing job has meant she has been apart from her hus­band, re­al­ity TV star Mark Wright, spark­ing ru­mours about the longevity of their marriage.

But speak­ing in an in­ter­view yes­ter­day she dis­missed the ru­mours and said: “It’s been hard enough be­ing away any­way, but then to con­tend with all that... It just comes from nowhere.

“I don’t un­der­stand how a cou­ple can’t have their sep­a­rate ca­reers, and why can’t a newly mar­ried wo­man go off and do her job and a hus­band go off and do his?

“I’d say there is a slight de­gree of sex­ism to it.”

Kee­gan said she was ex­cited to spend some qual­ity time with her spouse when she gets a longer break in De­cem­ber and spoke of her hopes to ex­tend their fam­ily at some time in the fu­ture.

“We al­ways say we both want to have kids, def­i­nitely... but when the time is right,” she said.

Our Girl re­turns to BBC One at 9pm on Oc­to­ber 10.

Michelle – “no threat”

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