Simon Gregson proposed to wife in the bath
Simon Gregson has confessed he proposed to his wife Emma Gleave while he was in the bath
Simon Gregson proposed to his wife while he was in the bath.
The 'Coronation Street' star - who has played Steve McDonald on the ITV soap for 25 years - confessed he popped the question to his girlfriend Emma Gleave, 29, while he was in the bathroom just six weeks into their relationship.
He told The Daily Mirror newspaper: "I was sat in the bath and she was in the bedroom and I asked her. I just knew I wanted to be with her.
"She was so beautiful and we laughed all the time. She brought a lot more laughter into my life and proper friendship, someone you could rely on.
"We went and got a ring before we went to work."
The happy couple - who have two sons, Alfie, seven, and Harry, five, together - were introduced by his on-screen mother Beverley Callard (Liz McDonald), who encouraged Emma to come and meet Simon at a party in 2005.
The 40-year-old actor admitted the timing was perfect for him to start dating Emma as he was looking to settle down after reforming his party-boy lifestyle.
He explained: "Settling down was something I wanted to do. I just wanted something normal.
"But if I'd met Emma earlier on I don't think we would have got on. I was a different kind of person."
He added: "Being in love and being loved is a beautiful thing.
"And having two bright-eyed boys, who jump in your arms every time you walk through the door is brilliant. Things are nice, we have a nice home, a great family, we are very lucky."