Michelle Keegan hits out amid sexist questions over starting a family with Mark

Michelle Keegan has spoken candidly about the scrutiny she faces, admitting that women are put under more pressure than their male partners when it comes to starting a family.

The actress, 33, revealed that she would face questions that people wouldn't normally ask her husband, The Only Way Is Essex star, Mark Wright.

Michelle, who shot to fame on ITV's Coronation Street married the reality star five years ago in a glitzy ceremony told how that she never knows the correct answer for those who ask about the couple starting a family.

Speaking about the scrutiny she faces as half of a celebrity power-couple, she said: "I do think it's different for a woman, it shouldn't be, but it is.

"I get asked about children whereas Mark wouldn't, for example. Why haven't I had a child? When am I going to have a child? I don't know what they want me to say, I don't know what the right or wrong answer is."

Stockport-born Michelle went on to tell Women's Health that despite leaving her role on Our Girl, it is something she will always value.

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"Leaving Corrie, I wanted to prove to everyone that had ever doubted me that I could be versatile, it was my chance to strip back and focus on doing the best job I could.

"I didn't think I'd be able to live up to the role, I wanted to make everyone proud and do justice to the role."

She continued: "The first day was very overwhelming, there was so much training, not just the military side but the medical side too and I wanted to get it right.

"There was so much information to digest before the acting came into play but that role moulded me into the person I am today and because of it, I'm so much more confident and independent.

"I will always be proud of Georgie."

Despite being one of the most popular stars to grace the screens of the nation, Michelle takes pride in keeping her relationship private, admitting that she keeps things away from social media to "have something just for us."

Read the full Michelle Keegan interview in the February issue of Women’s Health UK, on sale from 29 th December 2020, also available as a digital edition.

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