HUGH Hanley is the second husband of former Liberty X star Michelle Heaton.
The businessman has stood by Michelle’s side throughout her battle with a drug and alcohol addiction in a bid to protect their kids and save their mum.
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Who is Michelle Heaton’s husband Hugh Hanley?
Michelle Heaton’s second husband Hugh Hanley is an Irish businessman.
He graduated with a diploma in sports management from University College Dublin and is now the head of physical therapy at PureGym.
Although Hugh tends to stay away from the spotlight, he opened up in an interview with Lorraine about his wife’s struggles with alcoholism and her time spent in rehab in early 2021.
Hugh said: “The last three or four years have been extremely tough knowing Michelle was in there but the addictions were ripping her apart.”
He added, “There were many times where I could have walked away, it would have been easier.
“There’s no getting away from it, life with an addict is extraordinarily hard. We’ve got a second chance.”
How long have Michelle Heaton and Hugh Hanley been married?
The couple met after Michelle’s short-lived marriage with Andy Scott-Lee ended and married just two years later in July 2010.
They live together with their kids in a spacious home in rural Hertfordshire.
In 2012, they were nominated for the VIP Style Award for Most Stylish Couple.
Do they have children together?
Hugh and Michelle have two children together.
Their first child, a daughter named Faith Michelle, was born on January 12, 2012, making her 11 years old today.
They then welcomed a baby boy called Aaron Jay Hanley two years later on February 28, 2014.
Who was Michelle Heaton previously married to?
Before meeting and marrying Hugh, Michelle was briefly wedded to fellow singer Andy Scott-Lee.
Andy and Michelle tied the knot in October 2006 but split for good in June 2008.
Welshman Andy is the brother of Steps star Lisa Scott-Lee, and has also forged a career in showbiz of his own.
Andy represented Great Britain in the 2005 Eurovision song contest and released a single, “Unforgettable”, in 2008.