WE all know Simon Gregson as Coronation Street’s Steve MacDonald, and his wife Emma Gleave also once had a crack at soap acting.
Simon with wife Emma Gleave
Emma, 38, ran a domestic cleaning business when she first met Simon, 47, but she later appeared in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.
Simon, who is currently starring in I’m a Celebrity, previously opened up about meeting Emma, and how Bev, 64, played a major part in that when she brought her along to the Corrie Christmas party.
The actor has said he was so sure Emma was the one that he popped the question just six weeks after they met.
He revealed: “I was sat in the bath and she was in the bedroom and I asked her, I just knew I wanted to be with her.
“She was so beautiful and we laughed all the time. She brought a lot more laughter into my life and proper friendship, someone you could rely on.”
Bev then played another big part in their relationship, when Simon and Emma’s engagement party was held at a pub she owned at the time – the White Horse in Manchester.
Simon and Emma tied the knot in November 2010 and have three children, Alfie, 14, Harry, 12 and five-year-old Henry.
Another Corrie co-star, Craig Charles, was Simon’s best man for their nuptials, and the big day was attended by stars including Michelle Keegan, Jack P Shepherd and Jane Danson.
In 2017 Emma revealed how an ectopic pregnancy left her hours from death. She said: “I usually wouldn’t do this but I was a couple of hours away from not being here to write this.
“Last night I was rushed into Wythenshawe Hospital. Long story short, I needed a scan desperately late last night and due to staff shortages no-one was on call. I owe my life to Dr Arora who travelled to scan me at midnight and performed life saving surgery on me through the night.”
His on-screen mum Bev played a big part in their relationship
Simon is currently starring in I’m a Celebrity
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