Lisa Duffy has revealed she was more like Boyzone star Keith Duffy’s mum than his lover when they began dating.
But the 43-year-old admitted that the Coronation Street actor has changed over time and is now the boss in their relationship.
She said: “We’re at a different stage where Keith is not the man I met — he’s assertive now, he’s aware of who he is.
“He wasn’t like that when I met him but he’s found himself over the years.
“When I think back, I was definitely more like a mother figure. I was advising Keith and laying down the rules.
“We’ve gone full circle now and I feel my husband very much takes care of me.”
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And Lisa admitted that trusting Keith, 39, when he was on tour meant she was never scared he would cheat.
She told Woman’s Way: “The understanding we always had for each other was that when Keith went to work, I wasn’t going to go following him everywhere.
“I felt that was his identity, his space, so I would just let him go and do what he needed to do.”