Kym Marsh’s ‘big decision’ over ex Jamie Lomas

The actress is hoping for closure as their blended family grows

Kym Marsh's 'big decision' over ex Jamie Lomas

by Daisy Hall |
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Ten years on from their divorce, Kym Marsh and Jamie Lomas surprised fans last week when they were snapped together enjoying a meal for their daughter Polly’s 13th birthday.

Enjoying the night out, Kym, 47, even shared a sweet snap of her blended family which included Jamie, 48, his fiancée Jess Bell, Kym’s mum Pauline and Kym’s two eldest children David and Emilie Cunliffe, from her previous relationship with Dave Cunliffe.

And according to sources, the dinner was all part of Kym’s plan to let go of any bad feeling over how things ended between her and Hollyoaks actor Jamie.

Insiders tell Closer, “Kym has found it healing to build bridges again with Jamie. At one point she thought she and Jamie would never speak again.

“Only Kym and Jamie know the full truth about what went on in their marriage. Kym feels as though neither of them were angels - hence her filing for divorce and citing Jamie's 'unreasonable behaviour' - but then it was Kym who was accused of having the affair with her Coronation Street co-star Oliver Mellor. She’s told pals that she’s not proud of the way things ended and there's a lot that she regrets, but having spent years apart she now looks back at the good times they had and a shining light is their daughter Polly.”

Kym Marsh and Jamie Lomas dated from 2008-2013
Kym Marsh and Jamie Lomas dated from 2008-2013 ©Getty

The source continues, “Kym has stopped beating herself up over past mistakes she's made and she's forgiven Jamie for his behaviour too. She would like them to have a good co-parenting relationship for the sake of Polly and she hopes that they can let bygones be bygones.”

In February, after Jamie announced on Instagram that he and Jess are expecting a baby girl, Kym responded with her well wishes writing, “We are all so thrilled for you both and Polly cannot wait to be a big sister!”

kym marsh and jamie lomas together in 2009
kym and jamie together in 2009 ©Getty Images: Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images

Jamie and Kym officially began dating in July 2008 - four months after the former Hear’Say star filed for divorce from her first husband, EastEnders actor Jack Ryder. Following a New Year’s Eve engagement in 2009, Jamie and Kym welcomed their daughter Polly in March 2011, after sadly losing their son Archie just minutes after he was born in 2010. The pair tied the knot in September 2012, but separated the following year.

With so much history behind them, sources reveal that the pair have worked hard to rebuild their friendship for the sake of their daughter.

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“At the time of their split, Kym couldn’t fathom how they would be able to look at one another, let alone spend any meaningful time together,” our source adds “But for the sake of Polly she has pushed through a lot of the resentment and recently decided that it would be best that she and Jamie try and remain friends.

“It’s been a big decision for her, but it feels like the right one. It’s not about playing happy families or putting on a forced smile around each other - Kym wants proper closure and an opportunity for a fresh chapter where she and Jamie can be genuinely friendly towards one another and have mutual respect.”

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Daisy Hall is a News and Entertainment writer across Closer, heat, Grazia, Bella, Yours and Crime Monthly magazines.

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