Coronation Street Actress Kym Marsh Says Daughter Emily Stays In Touch With Ex Step Dad Jack Ryder

Kym Marsh has revealed that her oldest daughter Emily Cunliffe is still in touch with her ex Jack Ryder – five years after the soap stars split up.

The 38-year-old actress married Jack – who played Jamie Mitchell in EastEnders – in 2002.

But while they divorced on good terms, the Coronation Street actress told radio listeners that it's 17-year-old Emily who keeps the lines of communication open.

Kym, who is standing in as host at Manchester based radio station Key 103, said: "To be honest we're not really in contact but nothing's bad between us, we didn't leave things in a bad way."

She added: "We don't have any contact but he is in contact with my daughter, Emily."

After her on air chat, the mum was in high spirits as she made her way towards a waiting car and greeted onlookers with a warm smile while venturing across the car park in a pair of flip-flops.

Curiously, she carried a male toy figure as she headed away from the studio, where she'd been fielding questions from listeners.

The soap star is now in a relationship with personal trainer Dan Hooper following the finalisation of her divorce from her second husband, Jamie Lomas.

Kym and Emily. Pic: PA

A source told The Sunday Mirror: "She has made her peace with it. She is moving on and she is happy. The split was difficult, but she is feeling much more positive now."

Despite this being Kym's second divorce, after her marriage to actor Jack Ryder ended in 2009, the actress says she remains hopeful.

She said in June: "It hasn't made me bitter or made me rule out getting married again. You never know what the future holds, and one of the things I've learned is to have no regrets and never say never."

Kym has two children from a previous relationship - David, 19, and Emily, 17, – and three-year-old Polly from her marriage to Jamie Lomas.