Mark Wright Michelle Keegan: How Did They Meet?

By Lucy Cooper

24th April 2020

Mark Wright Michelle Keegan: How Did They Meet?

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan might just be the best looking couple… in the world? Let’s take a look at the brunette Barbie and Ken’s love story…

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Mark Wright Michelle Keegan: Relationship Timeline

December 2012- The Pair Meet

Both on separate holidays in Dubai, they ended up crossing paths at the same NYE party, in a High School Musical like union.

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May 2013- They’re Official

After much speculation, the pair finally go official on the red carpet of the 2013 Soap Awards, in which Keegan bagged the Sexiest Female for the FIFTH time for her role of Tina on Coronation Street.

In that same year, the couple purchased their first home together- in Chigwell, Essex.

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The £2millon property meant a relocation for Michelle, who’s originally from up North in Manchester.

September 2013- Engaged

2013 was a BIG year for the pair, with Mark popping the question later that year, in the place they first met.

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Michelle was clearly caught off guard:

 “I thought he was joking at first and then he said come here. I started crying, and said yes, and then he started welling up as well. Then as we walked further down the beach I saw a table set up with lanterns and petals, and two glasses of champagne.”

Mark Wright Michelle Keegan May 2015- Married

2014 was a bit of a breather for the pair, organising their wedding which took place the year after, in May of 2015.

The ceremony, held in Bury St. Edmonds, welcomed all their family and friends, and of course was followed by a Wright-style party after.

In exchange of exclusive pictures of the big day, the pair received a six-figure sum from Hello Magazine, which no doubt cancelled out their wedding fees. Not a bad deal!


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Michelle, 32, wore an ivory white fishtail dress made of French lace with decorative Swarovski crystals and a vintage Italian veil on the big day. Mark, with the advice of Michelle, also went for a classic look over the blue suit he was originally set on

“We don’t want to look back at photos in 20 years’ time and wish we had gone classic.”

But, of course, in true celeb style, the day couldn’t pass without drama. Just days after, whilst honeymooning in the Maldives, they were hit with claims.

An ‘insider’ suggested that one of Mark’s exes was mentioned in the Best Man’s speech:

“He started to speak about an instance with an ex, which was blatantly Lauren. Mark sat red-faced with the entire room watching awkwardly.”

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Dismissing the rumours, Michelle took to Twitter:

“True stories from REAL sources are said in Hello. Stop writing bulls*** & putting negative spins on what was an amazing day!”

The claims were also refuted by a wedding guest:

“I was at the wedding and Lauren was not mentioned in the speech at all, nor were any of Mark’s exes.”

2016-2019- Long Distance

Not long after getting wed, came their first test as a married couple. With Michelle jetting off to South Africa film for BBC series ‘Our Girl’, and Mark off to present in LA, it meant they had to go long distance.

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The pair did it on and off for two years, revealing the secret to keeping their marriage alive was simple:

“try and make sure it’s three weeks maximum that [they] don’t see each other” to keep their relationship strong.”

And lots of FaceTime!


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We back!!! Filming is way underway for season 4 of Our Girl! @bbcone #ourgirl #georgielane #2section 🎥💪🏽🙌🏼

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At the end of last year, Wright left his presenting role behind to be with his wife:

“Michelle was the reason I knew I would never move there forever. She’s the best wife I could have dreamed of… She always supported my decision and never once asked me to come home.”

He continued:

“When I told her, she cried with happiness. She was over the moon, but she didn’t want to tell me that before because she never wanted the decision to be based on her.”


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Mark Wright Michelle Keegan: Happier Than Ever

Like most of the world, the pair are currently in coronavirus lockdown- a far- fetch from their previous long distance relationship.

Mark gushed:

“After years of having a long-distance relationship, I’m now locked up with the girl of my dreams. We used to spend all our time on FaceTime calls and talking for hours on the phone in different time zones, but now we are together every minute of the day.”

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Mark and wife Michelle Keegan might be in the limelight but they enjoy all the simple things in life, just as much as the next:

“It’s nice to just sit together in the evening in front of the TV without having to worry about rushing off. That time is important as a couple — just being together. We’ve been cooking together a lot and Michelle is a cracking chef.”

Maybe they’ll make some babies whilst on house arrest…

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