Sunetra Sarker has opened up on the secret ingredient to her successful marriage on Loose Women.
The Ackley Bridge star, 47, shared some insight into her rather unusual home life as she discussed her relationship with husband Scott Carey.
The actress told panelists Charlene White, Nadia Sawalha, Denise Welch and Jane Moore that she shares her Bristol home with her son Noah, 15 from her first marriage, while Scott lives in Kent with his two children.
Although the pair have been married since 2018, they have no plans to move in together anytime soon because their living arrangement works perfectly for both of them.
Lifting the lid on her secret to a successful marriage, Sunetra admitted that living independently from her husband has ‘done wonders’.
The soap star also explained that the reason why they have chosen to live apart is because they didn’t want to uproot their children from previous marriages.
“When I first met Scott, it was like discovering a new colour for the first time. I loved him so much,” she explained.
“Then the thought of us not living together was so weird, but because we both had sets of kids that were in schools and happily sorted, and seeing their other parents – we didn’t want to uproot our children and make them have to do something they didn’t want to just because we had fallen in love.”
“So, we decided to keep our kids in their schools and homes and we would be the ones that would make the sacrifice. We would see each other for one week and then we wouldn’t see each other for another week.”
Sunetra went on: “I don’t know why, but it works. I know it might seem strange to other people, but it just works.”
The star went on to explain that during school breaks, summer holidays and Christmas, Scott’s two children reunite with her and Noah, and they all spend quality time together.
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“We all become a five at school breaks and it just makes it all the more special. It’s done wonders for us all.”
Sunetra and Scott tied the knot in October 2018.
Loose Women returns on Tuesday at 12.30PM on ITV.
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