Michelle, who portrays Vanessa Woodfield on the Yorkshire-set soap, married her new wife, Emmerdale producer Kate Brooks, in an intimate ceremony in Memphis last month.
Gemma played Carly Hope on Emmerdale between 2015 and 2017 before going on to compete on Strictly Come Dancing, where she met her partner, professional dancer Gorka Marquez. The couple now share baby Mia, who was born on 4 July. Last year, the actress opened up to the Sunday Post about why she left the soap.
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She admitted: “I was doing my Key 103 radio show and Emmerdale together for six months and I just took on too much. I was getting up at 4 am, wasn’t getting home until 8.30 pm and then had to learn my lines. Emmerdale cast reunite with Gemma Atkinson on Strictly ... Emmerdale cast went to support Gemma Atkinson on the Strictly tour The popular actress left Emmerdale in dramatic and emotional scenes back in May after being reunited with her ex-boyfriend... Leaving Emmerdale was one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make. I just couldn’t keep doing the two jobs and the radio show was closer to home and gave me more freedom to do other stuff.” However, she didn’t rule out going back, adding: “I’m very grateful that it’s been left open, so hopefully at some point, I will return.”
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