Kym Marsh ends engagement

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Kym Marsh ends engagement

Kym Marsh has called off her engagement to Dan Hooper.

The 'Coronation Street' actress has decided to cancel plans to wed the personal trainer, 32, later this year because their "busy work lives" are making their relationship difficult.

A source said: "Kym and Dan have mutually decided to have a break.

"Their relationship has moved very quickly and both of them have very busy work lives which has unfortunately put pressure on them both."

The 38-year-old actress - who enjoyed an eight-month romance with the hunk before they got engaged in December - has now moved out of their shared home in Manchester, although they are still hoping to make amends.

The source continued: "They are both very much hoping to work through what is a very difficult time for them and get their relationship back on track as soon as possible.

"Dan has moved out for the time being but they are in constant contact with each other.

"They'd reached a stage where they both needed some space but things are very amicable."

Kym - who has been married twice and has children David, 19, Emilie, 17 and Polly, three - had planned to adopt another child with Dan, although the couple's plans now lie uncertain, with their families hoping they will quickly reconcile.

The source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Dan's family and friends love Kym to bits so they're all just keeping their fingers crossed that they sort things out sooner rather than later. It's very much a temporary break, they've not split."