TELLY star Linda Robson has told pals she has been hit by a marriage crisis with her husband of almost 33 years.
The Birds of a Feather actress, 64, married Mark Dunford, 62, in 1990 and they live together in London.
AlamyLinda Robson told pals she has been hit by a marriage crisis with her husband Mark Dunford[/caption]
Linda, pictured with Coleen Nolan, spoke on Loose Women about the hurt of being cheated on by two partnersRex
But The Sun on Sunday can reveal she has been telling friends about their marital problems.
A TV source said: “Linda has been quite open behind the scenes about problems in her marriage.
“They hit a bit of a rough patch before Christmas but they’ve managed to work through it.
“Linda turned to her family and close friends who supported her through it all.”
The revelation comes after Linda spoke last week on ITV’s Loose Women about the hurt of being cheated on by two partners.
She and the panel, including fellow regular Coleen Nolan, were discussing how Emmerdale actress Amy Nuttall grew suspicious of hubby Andrew Buchan before he left her for his Better co-star Leila Farzad.
During the chat, Linda revealed she had been cheated on.
She said: “It’s intuition, it’s happened to me twice.
“Two partners have cheated on me, and both times I’ve known something was wrong in the relationship and I’ve confronted them and they’ve always denied it.
“Until eventually one of their friends or one of your friends says, ‘Do you know that this has been happening behind your back?’.”
Linda has previously spoken about how her first long-term partner, Tony Tyler, cheated on her.
She was with him for 11 years and he is the father of her eldest child Lauren, 39.
Linda said: “I caught my ex several times cheating on me — even when I was pregnant with Lauren.
“I’d found letters, I’d followed him. I was waiting outside the house and he went into this girl’s house.”
But she said despite his infidelities, Tony had always been a good dad to Lauren.
The couple split when Lauren was three years old.
In September 1990 Linda married Mark and they had two children, Louis, 31, and Roberta, 27.
Linda became a household name in the 1990s in BBC sitcom Birds of a Feather, which also starred her childhood friend Pauline Quirke, 63, and Lesley Joseph, 77.
The show was axed after nine years in 1998 but returned to ITV in 2014.
Linda also made a number of guest appearances on Loose Women from 2003 to 2011 before becoming a regular in 2012.
The same year she took part in I’m A Celebrity.
Last night a spokeswoman for Linda declined to comment.
AlamyLinda with Birds of a Feather co-stars Pauline Quirke and Lesley Joseph[/caption]