Kym Marsh ENGAGED: Ex Corrie star to marry Scott Ratcliff after birthday proposal

Kym Marsh, 44, said she is “over the moon” after the 32-year-old Army Major asked her to marry him. She told OK! Magazine: “I can’t believe it. It’s been the best birthday surprise ever. I can’t stop smiling.” The couple have been dating since 2018 after being introduced by mutual friend Antony Cotton.

The ex Coronation Street star teased fans with “exciting news” on her Instagram page ahead of her announcement this evening.

She could be seen beaming for the camera as he husband-to-be took over camera duties.

In view of her 478,000 followers, she commented: “Some really exciting news to tell you, swipe up!”

The actress previously said he believes the pair were “made for each other”.

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Kym Marsh ENGAGED: Ex Corrie star to marry Scott Ratcliff after birthday proposal

Kym Marsh is engaged to army beau Scott Ratcliff after birthday proposal (Image: GETTY•INSTAGRAM•KYMARSH)

Kym Marsh said she and Scott are 'made for each other'

Kym Marsh said she and Scott are ‘made for each other’ (Image: INSTAGRAM•KYMMARSH)

Kym Marsh has been in a relationship with husband-to-be Scott since 2018

Kym Marsh has been in a relationship with husband-to-be Scott since 2018 (Image: INSTAGRAM•KYMARSH)

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The most followed accounts on Instagram (Image: EXPRESS)

“We don’t argue, we’re similar, we laugh at the same things,” she told the publication.

Addressing their six months apart due to his commitments in Afghanistan, she added: “We’re used to time apart but despite that we’re as close as we are.”

Kym went on to say the pair were “strong enough to get through it”.

The singer also defended their 12-year age gap after he was called her “toyboy”.

Kym Marsh started dating Scott in 2018 and said 'I'm in the best relationship of my life'

Kym Marsh started dating Scott in 2018 and said ‘I’m in the best relationship of my life’ (Image: GETTY)

She added: “I hate when people describe him as my ‘toyboy’, as I think it’s patronising to him!

“Men are often with much younger women and no one bats an eyelid, but when it’s the reverse, people seem to judge.

“I’m in the best relationship of my life and Scott and I have so much in common. Age is just a number.”

Kym has been married twice before; firstly to Jack Ryder, followed by Jamie Lomas.

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The Morning Live presenter has three children; David, 26, Emily, 24, and 10-year-old Polly.

Kym sadly lost her fourth child Archie, who she shared with Jamie, in 2009.

The actress became a grandmother for the first time back in 2019 after her daughter Emily gave birth.

At the time, Kym shared a picture of the newborn’s hand touching hers.

She captioned the post: “Last night was a night I will never forget. I became a “Loli” for the first time!!!

“My beautiful daughter was an absolute warrior and her partner and I were the best birthing team we could be!!!

“I was so honoured to have been a part of bringing him into the world.

“My beautiful grandson, I love you. I will always love you and I promise to help guide you through life as best I can.

“Welcome to the world “Baby Hoz” #name to follow.”

She later confirmed her new grandson is called Teddy.

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