Alison King has split from her fiancé David Stuckey.
The 49-year-old actress – who is best known for having starred as factory boss Carla Connor on ‘Coronation Street’ since 2006 – was set to marry IT consultant David, 40, but has reportedly called off the four year engagement after lockdown repeatedly pushed back the big day.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “Alison and David have sadly decided to separate. They were very much in love for a long time but have ended up growing apart. They parted amicably and both wish each other the best in the future. It’s obviously very sad for them both, but they knew they couldn’t continue on together.”
The former ‘Dream Team’ actress – whose ‘Corrie’ character has been married five times during her time on the Street – announced her engagement back in 2019 and is thought to have planned for a Greek wedding for 2020 but travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 lockdowns made her dream day a logistical nightmare.
Speaking about the engagement, she previously said: “I had an inkling he was going to pop the question because he kept putting something on my finger and going, ‘Right, close your eyes and forget this ever happened. I find wedding stuff a bit like work because I’ve got married so many times at work but this is for real and it’s exciting. I just want it to be really relaxing.”
Prior to meeting David through a fitness instructor, Alison dated ex-Corrie star Philip Middlemiss -who played Des Barnes on the show – as well as former ‘Brookside’ actor Louis Emerick and fellow ‘Dream Team’ star Jim Alexander and has 13-year-old daughter Daisy Mae with ex-partner Adam Huckett.