Marsh blasts relationship rumours
Kym Marsh has denied that she and fiance Jamie Lomas are "on the rocks".
The couple's relationship has allegedly been under strain since the former Hollyoaks actor moved to Los Angeles for his career.
But the Coronation Street actress wrote in her New! column: "First of all, we're not. Secondly, we've never hidden the fact that things have been difficult for all of us with him being away, but he's been painted as the villain of the piece.
"The inference is that he's abandoned me and it's not like that at all. The decision for him to go to Los Angeles was a joint one and I knew how long for."
Kym, who plays feisty Michelle Connor in the ITV1 soap, admitted it hasn't been easy, adding: "Yes, it's hard and I'm tired, and my dad being ill added to the stress, but I've got a really good network of family and friends to rely on."
The 35-year-old also revealed that Jamie - who left his role as Warren Fox on Hollyoaks last year - will be back shortly to celebrate their daughter's birthday.
"Jamie will be back in time for Polly's first birthday on March 23, which was always the plan."
Kym has been using Skype to keep in contact with her fiance.
"Jamie has lost almost 2st while in LA. I can definitely see it when we talk on Skype. I know he's been training with Ricky Whittle. He looks great," she continued.