Kym Marsh praises boyfriend
Kym Marsh is a "better version" of herself since dating Matt Baker.
The 'Coronation Street' beauty believes she's much better than she was in her 20s and credits her personal trainer boyfriend for helping her get fit.
She said: "Now I'm a better version of me than I was in my twenties and I am so much happier. I feel much more comfortable and confident in a bikini and it does feel good to do a photoshoot without dreading what the pictures would look like.
"When Matt saw the results he was really impressed too. It would have been a bit grim if he hadn't - I would have been like, 'Well, it's your doing.' Often, people find it hard to train with their partners. I don't know if it is a respect thing or because they'd end up bickering. Whatever he's done has worked for me and we are happy. Things are good."
The 39-year-old star is getting ready to celebrate her 40th birthday next year and decided to start exercising more after she got stuck in a bit of a rut.
She added to The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "I totally do what Matt tells me to do in the gym - even if that is the only place. Exercise has always been quite important to me but until three months ago I was finding it harder and harder to get to the gym ... I did get very down about missing sessions because I wanted to feel stronger and fitter, not like I was just dragging myself around every day.
"I didn't want to turn 40 feeling like that. So Matt, who saw how frustrated I was, suggested coming up with some exercises I could do at home."