Third time lucky for Kym?

Kym Marsh and Dan Hooper
Kym Marsh and Dan Hooper

KYM Marsh is to marry for the third time.

The former Ashton resident has been dating personal trainer Dan Hooper for seven months and he popped the question last Friday night.

Dan took Kym to a swanky Manchester hotel where he proposed before whisking her away for a romantic weekend in Europe to celebrate, according to the Sun.

It will be the soap star’s third marriage, and friends say she is sure this time it’s right.

A close source said: “He was pretty certain she’d say yes but he was still nervous. Dan hadn’t told Kym what was going to happen but they both dressed up for a big night out.”

“Kym is the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever seen her and it’s purely down to Dan. She can’t wait to become his wife. Even though they haven’t been together for very long, they both know it’s completely right.

“They’ve told their children and immediate family members who have all given them their blessing.”

And speaking in previous interviews the Coronation Street actress admitted: “I’ve never been happier. I feel like a weight’s been lifted off my shoulders and it’s all because of Dan.”

The pair have been snapped looking loved-up as they go shopping for rings in Amsterdam,

Kym also told OK! that she was looking forward to her first Christmas with Dan. She said: “It’ll be a much nicer Christmas than last year.”

Meanwhile, in reference to a Coronation Street storyline about depression, Kym has spoken of her previous problems with anxiety.

She wrote in her OK! column: “I’ve had some help in the past when I’ve suffered with a little bit of depression and it made a difference - it’s so worthwhile to get things off your chest,

“I’ve suffered from anxiety attacks too. I’m not always sure what causes them, but luckily I don’t get them as often now. When I had my first one, at 18, I thought I was dying. I hyperventilated, had pins and needles and my heart was pounding. I saw a counsellor and now I’ve got to the point where I recognise symptoms. Sometimes you need help to do that and that’s nothing to feel ashamed about.”