Coronation Street star Lucy Fallon has told how she is looking forward to getting married and having children with the partner who has supported her through her character’s harrowing sex grooming story line.
The 21-year-old described her boyfriend, Tom Leech, as “the one” and admitted that she regularly sends him pictures of engagement rings she likes.
She told OK! magazine: “(I’ve) definitely (met the one)…I know we’ll get married and have babies together.”
But, she continued: “That’s not going to happen for a long time, I’m only 21 and I’d like to get married when I’m 25 or 26.”
Commenting on plans for a potential proposal, 26-year-old Leech said his girlfriend had a habit of sending him pictures of engagement rings.
She added: “I keep seeing different ones I like, so it will be Tom’s decision.”
According to the magazine, the pair have been dating for 18 months and moved in together earlier this year.
Their comments came as Fallon’s dark storyline as Bethany Platt in the ITV soap continues.
Now an active campaigner for children’s support services, such as Childline, Fallon has previously told how Leech refused to watch scenes where Bethany was pressured by her creepy boyfriend Nathan Curtis (Chris Harper) into having sex with older men.
Recent episodes showed her gradually beginning to open up about her ordeal, telling Craig Tinker (Colson Smith) how she was forced to sleep with police officer Neil.
:: Coronation Street continues at 7.30pm on ITV on Monday.