Who is Patsy Palmer's husband Richard Merkell?

PATSY Palmer enjoys a fine life since ditching rainy England for sunny Malibu.

The actress lives out there with her husband Richard Merkell and their kids.

Who is Patsy Palmer's husband Richard Merkell?

After becoming a big star in EastEnders and then taking a career break in 1999, Patsy married her second husband, cab driver Richard Merkell, in 2000.

The couple had been friends for 14 years before they got together.

It’s Richard who Patsy credits for getting her through the drug and alcohol addictions she battled in her 20s.

“He’s given me what I’ve always really wanted – a real family,” Patsy said of her husband Richard in an interview.

Do they have kids?

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 Patsy 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.

Who was Patsy Palmer married to before?

Patsy's marraige 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.

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