The couple started dating in 2012 and married at St Mary’s Church in Bury St Edmunds in 2015.
They have remained together despite being plagued by split rumors due to work commitments that kept them apart for long periods.
Mark initially shot to fame on The Only Way Is Essex. He moved to the US part-time to pursue his presenting career. Meanwhile, Michelle completed long stints abroad filming the BBC’s popular military drama Our Girl.
The couple consciously decided to stop sharing so much about their relationship and now rarely post photos together on social media.
During a new interview with The Guardian, the actress spoke about the negative press attention they received. The couple openly discussed their relationship.
However, negative stories emerged over time, leading them to keep their relationship private.
They found that keeping their relationship private has worked out better for them, especially as they have gotten older.
The 36-year-old actress, who stars in Netflix’s newest crime series Fool Me Once, has noticed a change in how the media writes about her.
According to Michelle, people used to criticize others for their cellulite, weight loss, or pregnancy speculation.
Although such criticism is less common in the press, it still exists online.
The couple completed the renovation of their £ 3.5 million Essex mansion last year, which they purchased in 2019.
Michelle became emotional during her interview with The Guardian when discussing their house, which they had worked hard for.
The speaker expressed that the achievement still evokes emotions as it requires hard work and sacrifices.
The speaker missed several milestones in life due to work, and her partner had to spend months away from her in LA, which was challenging. However, the speaker believes that all the effort was worth it. Additionally, the house provides security as the future is uncertain.