And the couple, who tied the knot back in 2015, have been forced to defend themselves over split speculation after the TOWIE hunk moved to LA recently – with the actress filming for Our Girl on the other side of the world.
However, the former Coronation Street star revealed the break-up claims could not be further from the truth.
Opening up about her relationship with the reality star, she blasted the rumours that constantly plague their relationship.
“It’s been hard enough being away anyway, but then to contend with all that,” she told The Sun. “It just comes from nowhere.
“I don’t understand how a couple can’t have their separate careers, and why can’t a newly married woman go off and do her job and a husband go off and do his?
“I don’t understand why that’s a negative. It should be celebrated.”
Michelle Keegan claims she’s “so proud” of hubby Mark Wright on his first day of his new job in LA – despite her working all the way in South Africa on Our Girl [Instagram]
“I’d say there is a slight degree of sexism to it,” she continued. “I always think it’s good we’ve got our own careers.
“He’s put all his effort into that and I’m putting all my effort into this.
“And for me, I just find it really exciting that we’re working so hard separately, for our different careers.”
Michelle also revealed exactly how herself and Mark, who recently celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary, are staying in touch through the distance.
“Don’t get me wrong, we miss each other so much but we are in constant contact with WhatsApp and FaceTime,” she said.
“It’s actually worked out quite well, where he has been in America working hard doing his thing and I’ve been here.
“So it’s not like one of us has been at home for a long period of time without the other.”
The couple are also not planning on starting a family any time soon, with the 30 year old admitting the time “isn’t right”.
“We always say we both want to have kids, definitely, start a family,” she added. “But when the time is right.
“We’ll know when the time is right, definitely.”