Kym Marsh made her first public appearance on Wednesday night after her reported split from her third husband Scott Ratcliff.
The Waterloo Road actress, 46, is said to have parted ways from Scott, 34, just 19 months after their wedding.
Kym hit the red carpet for the Pride Of Manchester Awards at The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel – but her wedding and engagement ring were noticeably missing.
The soap star ditched the diamond sparklers in favour of a stunning teardrop ring which she wore on her middle finger.
The former Hear’Say member showed no signs of heartache as she joined her daughter Emilie, 26, Emilie’s fiancé Mikey Hoszowskyj and son David, 28, for the night celebrating Greater Manchester’s unsung heroes.
Newly-single: Kym Marsh made her first public appearance on Wednesday night after her reported split from her third husband Scott Ratcliff
Public appearance: Kym hit the red carpet for the Pride Of Manchester Awards at The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel with her daughter Emilie, 26
Put a ring on it: Kym’s wedding and engagement ring were noticeably missing (left, pictured right in May 2022 )
Kym exuded glamour in a strapless gown which hugged her figure and showcased a hint of cleavage with a nude panel on the plunging neckline.
She complemented the look with peep toe heels and a sparkling clutch bag, while her hair was styled in a quiff.
Kym beamed for the cameras as she posed alongside her daughter who also opted for a black ensemble for the evening.
It comes as Kym is said to have wiped husband Scott from her Instagram bio after their shock split.
Kym has removed ‘wife to Scott’ from her Instagram profile, according to The Mirror.
Instead, it reads: ‘Mum to David, Emilie, Polly and Archie [heart emoji] YaYa to Teddy, Polly and Clay. Actor, presenter, singer’.
Over the weekend, Kym was seen for the first time since the dissolution of her marriage was reported and her engagement and wedding ring were noticeably absent.
All over: The Waterloo Road actress, 46, has reportedly parted ways from her third husband, 34, just 19 months after their wedding (pictured in January)
Change: The soap star ditched the diamond sparklers in favour of a stunning teardrop ring which she wore on her middle finger
All eyes on her: Kym exuded glamour in a strapless gown which hugged her figure and showcased a hint of cleavage with a nude panel on the plunging neckline
Family: The former Hear’Say member showed no signs of heartache as she joined her daughter, Emilie’s fiancé Mikey Hoszowskyj and son David, 28, on the red carpet
Gone: Now, Kym has removed ‘wife to Scott’ from her profile. Instead it reads: ‘Mum to David, Emilie, Polly and Archie [heart emoji] YaYa to Teddy, Polly and Clay. Actor, presenter, singer’
The couple are said to have broken up following a trial separation, due to work keeping them apart.
A source told The Sun: ‘They both really tried to make it work, but the cracks have been there for a while and they were only getting to see each other for one or two days a week at the very most.
‘Kym’s been so busy, and last year (being on Strictly Come Dancing) meant even her weekends were stacked up along with weekdays rehearsing, more recently she’s been filming all over the place and rehearsing for a new theatre run.’
Adding about how Army Major Scott’s work drove a wedge between him and Kym, the insider said: ‘Scott is based in barracks down south – he’s got a very busy career as well. Kym’s still a working mum, too, and lives up in Cheshire with her family. In the end it was the fact they lived so far away from each other that just made it impossible.’
The source said the pair ‘had a trial separation earlier this year’ and were ‘hoping to get things back on track’, but added they have decided ‘it’s best to go their separate ways’.
In January last year, Kym revealed two days after their wedding in October 2021 Scott was sent away for a fortnight – something she ‘was not expecting’ and branded life as an army wife ‘pretty grim’ due to the distance.
As well as the stress of their distance, she admitted the danger of his job added to the problem as she was worried about war.
She said: ‘There is always anxiety, it is always stressful when he goes away. There may not be an actual war threat currently but there’s always a risk when you’re in these dangerous places.’
Shock: Kym is set to divorce her husband Scott after an apparent strike of the ‘Strictly Curse’,
Rehearsals: Kym’s intense Strictly rehearsals last year reportedly put further strain on the marriage (pictured with pro parter Graziano Di Prima)
Over: After breaking onto the pop scene as a member of Hear’Say Kym married EastEnders star Jack Ryder, 36, in 2002, but they divorced in 2009 (pictured in 2001)
Exes: Kym went onto marry Hollyoaks’ Jamie Lomas in 2012, but the pair split just a year later (pictured in 2009)
As well as her assessment of the distance in their lives, she also spoke about how Strictly exacerbated her anxiety – with training falling in line with Scott’s time away with the Parachute Regiment – leaving the couple barely seeing one another.
Speaking to OK! in January 2022, she said: ‘It’s been really good. Well, I say that, but we got married and then two days later Scott was sent away for two weeks and we weren’t expecting that! That was a bit grim, but it’s just part of being an army wife…
‘It felt like on the honeymoon I could properly celebrate being Mrs Ratcliff.’
Scott detailed why he had to leave his new wife for work so soon after the wedding, adding: ‘I do three terms per year at (military academy) Sandhurst and every term I’ll go away for two weeks to run an overseas training exercise.’
Kym’s first husband was former EastEnders actor Jack Ryder, 41, who she married in 2002 but divorced seven years later.
In 2012 she married Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas, 48, but they divorced in 2014, and she met Scott in 2018.
Kym has children David, 28, and Emilie from an earlier relationship as well as daughter Polly, 12, with Jamie, with whom she also had son Archie in 2009, who died moments after he was born.