PATSY Palmer swapped rainy England for sunny California when she moved to Malibu.
Patsy Palmer and Richard Merkell pictured with their kidsCredit: Instagram
Who is Patsy Palmer’s husband Richard Merkell?
The couple had been friends for 14 years before they got together.
They lived in Brighton before moving across the pond and relocating in Malibu, near Los Angeles, in 2014.
It’s Richard who Patsy credits for getting her through the drug and alcohol addictions she battled in her 20s.
Patsy said of her husband Richard in an interview: “He’s given me what I’ve always really wanted – a real family.”
Patsy told The Express in 2012 that Richard is her “best friend” and an “amazing husband”.
Do they have any children?
Patsy already had son Charley, who was born in 1992, from a past relationship with boxer Alfie Rothwell.
But not long after she married Richard, the actress gave birth to their first child together, a boy named Fenton.
Their son arrived on June 13, 2000.
She quickly had her third child, and Richard’s second, on July 7, 2001, when they welcomed their daughter Emilia.
Then in December 2010 the couple had another child, a son called Bertie.
Patsy told The Express that all three were born by Caesarean section and “each one was pretty scary”.
Who was Patsy Palmer married to before?
Patsy’s marriage to Richard is her second, as she was wed before.
Her first husband was director Nick Love who is known for the films Football Factory and The Firm.
The couple married in 1998 but had divorced by 2000.
They did not have any children together.