Mark Wright says he and wife Michelle Keegan 'always make it work' despite time apart

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Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright have been married since 2015. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright have been married since 2015. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Mark Wright say he and Michelle Keegan "always make it work" in their marriage, despite the fact their work often keeps them apart for long periods of time.

The TV personality and the former Coronation Street actor have been married since 2015 and Wright told The Sun on Sunday that "people don't need to worry" about their relationship.

Read more: Wright grateful for Keegan after family's COVID-19 ordeal

He said: "Nobody needs to know how much Michelle and I see each other. We always make it work. It’s just a lot of travelling really, up and down the motorway.

“We both work hard, she works hard, there are no rules in life, are there?

"I might see her for five days, go to work for a day then see her for another five."

Watch: Michelle Keegan denies trouble in Mark Wright marriage

Keegan and Wright's careers have often kept them separate — most notably when Wright secured a job as an entertainment reporter in the USA.

Her career has also caused her to spend a lot of time away from the UK, with the filming of military drama Our Girl taking place in far-flung places like South Africa and Malaysia.

Read more: Keegan wouldn't have dated Wright if he didn't love her dogs

Keegan said earlier this year that she and Wright have been able to spend quality time together during the recent lockdowns, but said it'd be "ridiculous" to turn down work.

She told You magazine: "Going away for work is never seen as a good thing, only as a negative, and I don't understand that. Are you seriously supposed to turn down work in case it impacts your marriage?"

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan have both travelled all over the world with their careers in television. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan have both travelled all over the world with their careers in television. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Last year's fourth series of Our Girl was Keegan's last in the main role, but she continues to lead the cast of Sky comedy Brassic.

Wright, meanwhile, is returning to TV presenting after a year spent back in the world of football as a member of the squad at EFL League Two side Crawley Town.

Read more: Wright criticises body shaming trolls who target Keegan

He said: "I’m done with reality TV. I’ve done [I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here] and Strictly

"I hosted a TV show on the Euros for Sky Sports, I have the Heart FM radio show, I might be hosting an American show soon. I like doing a variety of dating shows, sports and music.”

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