Coleen Nolan Shane Richie Marriage: What Happened Between Them?

Coleen Nolan is the latest celebrity to share her life story with Piers Morgan on ITV1 (Thursday March 18, 2021), including her broken marriage to Shane Richie – but what went wrong between them?

Did he cheat on her? And how long were they together?

Here’s everything you need to know about Coleen Nolan and Shane Richie’s marriage.


Coleen Nolan breaks down while talking to Piers Morgan (Image credit: ITV1)

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Coleen Nolan and Shane Richie: how long were they married?

Singer Coleen married Shane in 1990 – real name Shane Roche.

She was part of the sibling group The Nolans, and he was an up and coming performer in musicals and was just breaking into television.

The couple first met in 1986 and planned to get married in a grand ceremony in 1990.

However, they escaped to Florida at the last minute when their plans got out of hand.

The couple separated in 1997 when she discovered he had cheated on.

Did Shane Richie Coleen cheat on Nolan?

There’s one thing Shane Richie has likely learned over the years that a member of the Loose Women panel doesn’t cheat on.

Or rather, better not to cheat on anyone.

Coleen has spoken openly in the past about why her marriage to Shane failed – she blames his infidelity.

She discovered the devastating news of Shane’s affair in a phone call from his lover’s mother!

Talking about Loose Women, Coleen said, “After two years of figuring things out and getting back together, the mother of the girl he saw called me and said, ‘Do you know where Shane is? ‘“

“I replied that he was on a work trip, but the woman said, ‘No, he is on vacation with my daughter’.”

Coleen added, “I was so calm. It was the moment I thought this is it. My heart has closed. “

It also describes finding messages among the illegal lovers on Shane’s phone.

In his own autobiography, Rags to Riches, Shane admitted cheating on Coleen with dancer Claire Taylor.

He said, “I lied so much that I couldn’t remember the story I told each of them. And I would lie to cover up the lies. “

In 2012, Coleen told the Daily Star, “I’m in a much happier place now than when I was married to Shane – I don’t have to worry about what he’s up to.”

For Shane, he told the Guardian that there was “no excuse” for his behavior.

Coleen Nolan meets Piers Morgan in Life Stories (Image credit: ITV1)
Coleen Nolan meets Piers Morgan in Life Stories (Image credit: ITV1)

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Did Coleen Nolan cheat on Shane Richie?

Coleen has also admitted that she also cheated on Shane before finding out he was playing away.

She confided in her good friend Bradley Walsh, who implied that she wasn’t the only one who was up to no good.

According to Coleen, The Chase star – who was once with her sister Bernie – said, “I’m not funny, Coleen.

“I get on well with Shane, but you don’t have to feel as guilty as you do.

“He’s not that innocent either.”

Do you have children together?

Coleen and Shane had two sons together – Shane Roche Jr., born in 1988, and Jake Roche, born in 1992.

Jake has followed a showbiz career like his parents did, portraying Isaac Nuttall in Emmerdale.

Commenting on his parents’ divorce at the age of nine, he said, “I remember seeing my father cheating on the front pages.

But as terrible as that was, we didn’t quite get it because we were so young – so it didn’t have these massive, harmful effects on us or anything. “

Coleen had daughter Ciara in June 2001 with the musician Ray Fensome.

Shane has a total of five children, two with Coleen and three more with his second wife Christie.

Shane and Christie have Mackenzie Blue, Lolita Bell, and Romani-Skye Angel Shelley.

TV presenter Coleen Nolan with her son Shane Richie Jr (Image credit: Splash)
TV presenter Coleen Nolan with her son Shane Jr (Image credit: Splash)

Did Shane and Coleen remarry?

Shane married actress Christie Goddard in 2007 and they are still happily married.

Shane said of Christie, “For the first time since Coleen, I’d found a relationship that was based on honesty. It was pure. There were no secrets or lies. “

Coleen married the musician Ray Fensome.

Unfortunately, their marriage also broke down and they divorced in 2018.

She told her panelists from Loose Women that they had “problems”.

She said, “We really tried, we both tried – we’re never the ones to call it a day.

“But it comes to a point where you think it doesn’t work anymore, life did, and we can’t bring it back together.”

Is Coleen Single or Dating?

Coleen recently dated a man eight years her junior.

They met through a dating app in 2020 and stayed in touch through Zoom calls about the lockdown.

She told The Mirror that although she was concerned that she was “too old for him”, they didn’t see the age difference as a problem.

She said, “I have moments of worry that I’m a little too old for him. But he’s divorced with kids, just like me, so we have a lot in common. “

However, she tells Piers that she is single and would like to find love again.

When Piers asks what she’s looking for, she replies, “I’m not that fussy. Big and a pulse. Thats all I need.”

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Are Shane and Coleen friends now?

Shane and Coleen have left their failed marriage behind.

He apologized and said, “What I did to Coleen was unforgivable and I could never apologize enough.”

Shane also credited Coleen for keeping things amicable between them.

Their divorce was settled out of court, and Shane later attended the christening of their third child, Ciara.

He said, “I wish I could appreciate this, but Coleen instigated most of it.

“The only people who lost were the lawyers. You have been gutted. “

How old is Coleen Nolan?

Coleen Patricia Nolan was born on March 12, 1965 in Blackpool, Lancashire.

She is currently 56 years old.

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Coleen’s ex-husband Shane Richie recently appeared on I’m a Celebrity (Image Credit: ITV1)

Piers Morgan’s life stories on ITV1: Coleen Nolan

Coleen Nolan gives Piers Morgan a raw and emotional interview and looks back on her life in the spotlight.

Talking about the cancer curse that devastated her family, she reveals she is considering a mastectomy after three of her sisters battled the disease.

She also talks about her two failed marriages and how she is now in her mid-50s.

Reflecting on the violence she and her sisters experienced from their alcoholic father, Coleen reveals a near miss with the sick pedophile Jimmy Savile.

Piers Morgan’s life stories will air on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 9 p.m. on ITV1.

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