Kym Marsh is an English actress and former musician who gained huge recognization after winning a place in the band Hear'Say in 2001. She later got a chance to appear on the reality TV series Popstars.
Marsh was previously married to Jack Ryder (from 2002 to 2009) and Jamie Lomas (from 2012 to 2014). She is currently dating a new boyfriend Scott Ratcliff.
Born in Whiston and Studied at Elliot Clarke Stage School in Liverpool
Kym Marsh was born as Kymberley Gail Marsh on June 13, 1976, in Whiston, Merseyside, England, under the birth sign Gemini. She is of English nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Her father, David Marsh, and mother, Pauline Marsh, raised her in Merseyside. She has three siblings, two brothers John Marsh and David Marsh, and a sister Tracey Marsh.
Marsh studied at the Elliot Clarke Stage School in Liverpool for two years. She was 15 years old when she left school.
After leaving school, she did numerous jobs such as receptionist and shop assistant.
Selected For Hear'Say and Performed on Popstars
At the age of 16, Kym Marsh sang for the musical group Freaky Realistic. In the same year, she sang for a music video of In Private by Dusty Springfield. She has also provided session vocals for the duo Hemstock & Jennings.
She sang on "Arctic" in Norwegian where Paul van Dyk noticed her. The track was remixed and re-recorded with additional vocals from Jan Johnston. It was renamed "Nothing But You" and was released in the UK. The track reached number 14 in the UK charts.
In 2001, she won a place in the pop band Hear'Say, becoming one of the five singers for the newly formed band. The other four band members are Danny Foster, Suzanne Shaw, Myleene Klass and Noel Sullivan.
Due to her selection in the band, she got a chance to perform on the ITV talent show Popstars.
Television Career: Appeared on 'Coronation Street'
Kym Marsh made her television acting debut with the role of Ruth Parry in an episode of the BBC One soap opera, Doctors, in 2005.
In the same year, she became a regular panellist for season 8 of the ITV daytime show, Loose Women.
Later in 2006, she played prostitute Kay Price in two episodes of the Channel 4 soap opera, Hollyoaks: In the City. She also presented The X Factor final on 14 December 2008.
In April 2006, Marsh was cast as a series regular, Michelle Connor, on the ITV comedy soap opera, Coronation Street.
She received Newcomer awards at the British Soap Awards and the National Television Awards in 2007.
On 24 February 2019, it was announced that Marsh would be leaving the soap after 13 years.
Estimated Net Worth of $3.9 Million
Being one of the most renowned television actresses and singer-songwriters, Kym Marsh has earned a decent amount of money from her acting and music career.
According to The Sun, Marsh has an estimated net worth of $3.9 million (£3 million). As for her salary, sources have reported that when she was on Coronation Street, she was making more than $100 thousand per episode.
Bought a House With a New Boyfriend Scott Ratcliff
In 2018, Kym Marsh had revealed that she sold out the house she bought with her ex-boyfriend Matt Baker.
Later in June 2019, she purchased another house in Warrington, Cheshire, which he set up with a new boyfriend Scott Ratcliff and her three children.
Kym then gave a glimpse into her new home with a short Instagram video. Check it out.
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The house is consists of five bedrooms.
Relationship Status: Currently Dating Scott Ratcliff
As we mentioned earlier, Kym Marsh is dating Scott Ratcliff. As per the report, her new boyfriend is 12 years younger than her.
The Whiston-born was previously married twice. She first tied the knot with an English actor, Jack Ryder, in St Albans, Hertfordshire, on 10 August 2002.
However, after six years of marriage, on 20 March 2008, it was announced that the couple had called it quits and seeking a divorce. They got a divorce on 12 August 2009.
Later in July 2008, Marsh started dating television actor Jamie Lomas and eventually exchanged the wedding vows in Cheshire in September 2012. But they also got a divorce two years later.
Lost a Son Just After His Birth
Marsh and Lomas had welcomed a baby boy, Archie Jay Loma, weeks earlier on February 11, 2019. The baby died just moments after his birth.
She gave birth to a daughter, Polly Lomas, 23 March 2011.
Marsh is a mother of two more children; son David Ryan Cunliffe (born in 1995) and daughter Emilie Cunliffe (born in 1997) from her previous relationship with Dave Cunliffe.