Kym Marsh on split from fiancé Dan Hooper: 'We've both been going through a really difficult time'

Kym Marsh's Coronation Street character might be preparing to tie the knot – but in real life, romance is a little more complicated for the star. This week, Kym sat down for an interview with This Morning, just ten days after it was revealed the she and fiancé Dan Hooper have decided to take a break.

The mum-of-three was asked about her personal life by hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. "We've both been going through a really difficult time and it is tough obviously because there is that media spotlight," Kym said. "But we've had a lot of support from our family and friends and that's been invaluable to us both.

Kym Marsh appeared on This Morning on Friday and opened up about her split from fiancé Dan Hooper

"I think our priorities are our children, we're both kind of focusing on our kids and work at the moment. It is difficult, particularly when people feel that they know exactly what's going on, when actually they know nothing."

When Eamonn asked if she thought the union might be repaired, the 38-year-old replied: "That's something for me and Dan to discuss together."

The Coronation Street star did not say if they would get back together

Kym was appearing on the show ahead of an exciting week for her Corrie character Michelle, who will finally marry Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson). The star wouldn't give too much away about the wedding, but had only good things to say about the pair's on-screen relationship.

"They’ve been together on and off for seven years, and of course he's had an affair and she’s forgiven him, and she's been an idiot and punched him…

The future is uncertain for Kym and her fiancé Dan, after it emerged they have called off their wedding

"People seem to really love Steve and Michelle together and we love working together… We have really good chemistry and that's probably because we're really good mates too."

She added: "My happiest times I've had on the Street have been when I’ve been working alongside (actor) Simon Gregson. We've had so much fun together and it's been weird when they've split us up and put Michelle with someone else… I don't like that!"