KELVIN Fletcher and his wife split up ten years ago after she became jealous of all the attention he got from women.
The actor, then a huge star as Emmerdale’s smouldering farmer Andy Sugden, was dumped by Eliza after he was bombarded with explicit messages and pictures from fans.
Kelvin Fletcher and Eliza Marsland at an event in 2008
Eliza unfollowed Kelvin on Instagram this week and sparked rumours she’d dumped him again after he was photographed enjoying a drink with Oti Mabuse.
However, a source has told HOAR Online: “Their marriage is fine – Eliza got a bit upset about his nights out and unfollowed him in the moment because she was so angry and didn’t want to see his pictures while she was looking after their kids alone at home, but there’s really nothing more to it than that.”
But it was a different story back in 2010, when she called time on their relationship, with a pal explaining at the time: “Liz has always been jealous of the attention Kelvin receives.
“He is always getting stopped by girls wanting his autograph when he’s on nights out.
Kelvin and Liz, pictured recently, had an upset but their marriage is on track
Kelvin as Andy, here kissing Roxanne Pallet’s Jo, was a sex symbol on Emmerdale
“Kelvin assures her nothing goes on but over the years it has worn her down and she decided that she just couldn’t continue seeing him.”
They later got back together, with Kelvin previously explaining in an interview that Eliza wasn’t even able to watch Emmerdale in case he was kissing a co-star – and struggled with him being chatted up off-screen.
Kelvin told HOAR: “I do ring her up and say, ‘I’m kissing so-and-so today’ and make a joke about it.
“That’s how we deal with it. But Liz won’t watch the show because she gets too jealous. To me, though, it’s just work.”
Andy Sugden kissing Alice Coulthard’s Maisie in 2009
The character in bed with Charley Webb’s Debbie back in 2004
Under the covers again, this time with Sammy Winward’s Katie in 2002
On meeting loved-up fans, he added: “It’s a bit weird to accept at the beginning and I understand if she has reservations.
“But she’s getting used to it – you get used to it really quickly. it’s fine now.”
Today, Eliza insisted her marriage to Kelvin was still on after his night out with Strictly dancer Oti – insisting she only wasn’t wearing her wedding ring because she’d gone for a tan.
She posted on Instagram: “That ring is heavy. It only comes out on special occasions! Oh and it was fake tan day #nodramahere.”
The couple have a daughter Marnie, three, and son Milo, one, together
A friend of Kelvin and Liz has insisted: ‘Their marriage is fine’
Last night HOAR revealed the ex-Emmerdale actorraced home in a bid to save his five-year marriage with his childhood sweetheart after she erupted over his images of him drinking in the early hours with Oti.
Kelvin and Eliza – who married in 2015 – share two children, daughter Marnie, three, and son Milo, one.
Oti and Kelvin were pictured heading into Londons Soho Sanctum hotel at 3.30am on Friday, where they had drinks with other Strictly pros and celebs.
They both left alone but were pictured again the following night having a nightcap together alone.