Michelle Keegan has revealed the secret behind the success of her long-distance marriage to Mark Wright.
The former Coronation Street actress and ex-TOWIE star tied the knot in 2015, but have spent a lot of time apart thanks to their hectic work schedules.
Michelle’s Our Girl filming schedule and Mark ‘s work on TV show Extra in Los Angeles can see them separated for months at a time.
But she says the secret to maintaining a happy and healthy relationship is going on lots of holidays together.
She told the Daily Star : “As soon as I have time off I want to be with him. For Christmas and New Year I had a really good break from work to recharge.
“Mark and I spent time with both our families.”
She added: “I usually always love going somewhere hot on holiday but this time round it is really hard to choose a destination as one of the things I love most if exploring somewhere new.”
Over Christmas, Michelle and Mark were seen letting loose with some drinking games as they hung out with loved ones.
Teaming up with their family and friends, including Mark’s sister Jess and cousin Elliott, Mark and Michelle raced each other as they necked a glass of bubbly before attempting to flip their glass over so it would land standing upside down.
When they’d succeeded, it passed down to the next player, until everyone on their team had done their part.
The video, shared by Fun House presenter Pat Sharp, shows Mark easily beat his actress wife at the drinking part of the game.
But he then struggles to flip his glass over when she manages to do it first time.
Things get very competitive as the teams try to wind each other up.
There have been recent reports that Mark is planning to quit his life in the US to start a family with Michelle.
He has apparently told bosses at Extra that he wants to return home to Essex after spending the past year Stateside.
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