Denise Welch: People 'almost faint' when they see me

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 April 2021
Denise Welch

Denise Welch

Denise Welch has revealed that people "nearly faint" when they see her because she is the mother of The 1975 frontman Matty Healy

Denise Welch says people "nearly faint" when they see her.

The 62-year-old actress has suggested that people react strangely around her because she is the mother of Matty Healy, the lead singer of band The 1975.

Denise – who had Matty, 31, with her former husband Tim Healy – said: "If people see me in the street, they have a reaction as if I'm their friend.

"But if they see me at a 1975 concert, they nearly faint, because they feel that they're one step close to Matthew. It's hilarious!"

The couple also share son Louis, who recently appeared in 'Emmerdale', but Denise says that she's never thrust her children into the spotlight.

The actress – who plays Trish Minniver in 'Hollyoaks' – told What's on TV magazine: "Both my kids have grown up with parents who are actors, so the great thing is that being famous was never an ambition for them.

"These days, so many people think being famous is a career, and then it hits them in the face when they realise that without any talent to back it up, it's nothing.

"My kids have seen the dark side to this business. Matthew wanted to be the best musician he could be. Louis wants to be an incredible actor."

Denise admitted she's very proud of her children and what they've already managed to achieve in their careers.

She said: "It's about the craft for Louis, not about what restaurants you can get into because you're on the television. He works very hard, and I'm very proud."

Post a comment