Coronation Street star Paula Lane gets engaged to teenage sweetheart Tom Shaw
“I am one very happy girl” Coronation Street star Paula Lane gets engaged to college sweetheart Tom Shaw
As feisty Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, she rushed down the aisle in a racy red corset dress with David after just a few weeks of dating.
But in real-life, actress Paula Lane”s path to matrimony will be a bit more traditional after getting engaged to her long-term love Tom Shaw.
The delighted soap star, 25, announced today on her Twitter page that her live-in boyfriend Shaw had proposed to her during a break in York yesterday.
Delighted: Coronation Street actress Paula Lane has announced her engagement to long-term love Tom Shaw
She wrote: “Yesterday was the most amazing day! I went to York a girlfriend and came back a fiance! Tom Shaw – engaged r us!”
After being deluged with congratulatory messages, she added an hour later: “Thank you so much for all your lovely messages! I am one very happy girl and this is the best Christmas ever!”
Among those to congratulate her was Corrie co-star Samia Ghadie, who wrote: “Ahh huge congrats Paula and Tom. Gorgeous news. Have a mega Christmas.”
Announcement: Lane revealed she had got engaged during a break in York
Lane and fellow actor Shaw have been dating since meeting at college in Huddersfield when they were 17 and moved in together in Manchester earlier this year.
Earlier this year, she proclaimed she knew he was “the one” and hoped to marry him one day.
She told the Daily Star Sunday: “We”re feeling very lucky at the moment as we”re both in a position where we”re working. I think we”re just enjoying being young, having holidays and loving life as a couple.
“Butsaying that, I”d definitely say yes to getting married if he asked me. Ithink he”s waiting to make sure it feels right – but he”s had long enough.
Fiery: Lane as Kylie Platt in a scene from Coronation Street with on-screen husband David (Jack P Shepherd) and his grandmother Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls)
“We”ve been together for years. He”s definitely the one, there”s no doubt in my mind. It”s taking him a little longer to figure it all out. But we”re very happy.”
Lane joined the cast of Coronation Street in August 2010, playing the gobby half-sister to Becky McDonald (Katherine Kelly), who tried to sell her son Max to her.
After a few months off-screen, Kylie returned to Weatherfield as the fiance of bad boy David Platt (Jack P Shepherd) after they fell in love during a holiday in Tenerife.
They ended up marrying in April 2011, despite attempts by David”s mother Gail (Helen Worth) to prevent the union.