Kym Marsh buying house with boyfriend
Kym Marsh is buying a house with her boyfriend.
The 'Coronation Street' star is planning to take her relationship with fitness instructor Matt Baker to the next level by having joint ownership of a property in Cheshire.
She explained: "Matt and I are buying a house together - that's a big commitment to each other. It's a big deal to us. We don't feel like we've rushed into anything and we're taken everything quite slowly, really. I think we've done that on purpose.
"We both feel that buying a home together is the next step - it's exciting. Matt's got his own place which he's renovating and then he's going to sell it. But this is the first time he's bought a place with a partner. We're hoping to find somewhere that's halfway between my parents and his mum and grandparents. We both work in Manchester. I want to be closer to my mum and dad because they haven't been too well lately."
The couple - who have been together for two years - will need a big house as they want to have enough rooms for Kim's children David, 21, Emily, 18, and Polly, five - her kids from two previous relationships - and would like to put her own "stamp" on her place.
Speaking to OK! magazine, she said: "I want to get a place that we can do some work on. Nothing ground-breaking but it would be nice to put our own stamp on the place. Every home I've owned in the past has been ready to move in. We want somewhere liveable, though, because of Polly. We'd want a house where we could git the kitchen."
And, although owning a house together is quite a big step, Kym doesn't want to get married any time soon because she's happy with how things are between them.
Kym, 40, said: "Buying a house together is a big enough commitment. Anything like an engagement or marriage isn't something we've talked about at present."