Inside Coronation Street’s Samia Longchambon and husband Slyvain’s relationship as they celebrate anniversary

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Samia and Sylvain Longchambon first met after they danced together on Dancing On Ice in 2013 and the rest is history.

The couple recently celebrated their wedding anniversary after getting hitched in 2016 in a glamorous ceremony covered by OK! magazine watched by their famous friends and close family.

They share a son Yves, who was born in 2015, and enjoyed a gorgeous family vacation after lockdown travel restrictions lifted along with her daughter, Freya Smith, from her previous relationship with property developer Matt Smith.

Here's a look inside their relationship from their meeting to their gorgeous wedding…

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How did Samia meet Sylvain?

Then Samia Ghadie, the Coronation Street actress, was partnered with the professional ice skater on ITV's Dancing On Ice in 2013.

Much like Strictly Come Dancing and its infamous "curse", the couple fell for each other while they were training for the show's eighth series when they were both with other people.

Nothing happened until the pair decided to end their respective relationships ahead of the reality dancing competition beginning in the new year.

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Samia reportedly split from her then boyfriend, actor Will Thorp, who she met when they starred together on Corrie as an onscreen couple and both left their own marriages to be together, just before Christmas 2012.

Sylvain ended his romance with his former Dancing On Ice partner Jennifer Metcalfe around the same time after they had met two years previously when they had performed together.

At the time Hollyoaks star Jennifer, who split from her partner of seven years Greg Lake in August 2020, said of the Christmas Day split: "It's like death. I felt gutted. It was the worst Christmas ever."

In an OK! magazine interview confirming they were together following Dancing On Ice, Samia praised her partner revealing the chemistry during filming.

Denying any claims of being unfaithful, she explained: "I can see how you’d end up in a relationship with your partner. You get to know each other intensely and there’s a lot of trust. He's laid-back and loyal and he's gorgeous too, which helps! We've just always got each other. He makes me crack up, he's brilliant."

"I just wanted to scream out that we've not done anything wrong. We have not cheated. We have not stolen anybody from anyone else," she said.

When did Samia and Sylvain get engaged?

Samia and Sylvain announced they were engaged in May 2015, two months after they revealed they were expecting their first child together.

The pregnant soap star flashed her diamond engagement ring as she revealed the moment Sylvain popped the all important question.

Speaking about her pregnancy, she said: "Pregnancy has made me so emotional – I cry at the drop of a hat!"

Samia wrote on Twitter: "So @slongchambon and I have some more happy news to share! #soexcited Xxx."

When did Samia and Sylvain get married?

After three years together the couple tied the knot in a secret ceremony in an elegant country manor set in the heart of Cheshire in August 2016.

The actress told OK! magazine at the time: "The day was better than we could ever have imagined.

"It was absolutely magical to spend it with friends and family who we love. To have them all in one place celebrating with us was amazing.”

They married at the picturesque Delamere Manor in Cuddington, Cheshire, the property was home to Take That singer Gary Barlow before the family moved to a new home in London’s Kensington over 11 years ago.

Samia and Sylvain had originally planned to get married in the South of France but changed their minds and instead decided to say 'I do' much closer to their Cheshire home.

Samia's bridesmaids were Jane Danson, Gemma McMillan and Kirsty Williams, and her daughter Freya was chief flower girl, with Sylvain’s nieces Estelle and Eden Longchambon completing the bridal party.

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Do Samia and Sylvain have chidren?

Maria has a daughter, Freya Smith, from her previous relationship with property developer Matt Smith who was born in 2009.

The actress said previously of Sylvain's relationship with her daughter: "The way he is with Freya melts my heart."

Samia and Sylvain welcomed their son, Yves Joseph Longchambon, on 24 September 2015.

She told OK! magazine of the birth: "The night before I was due to have the C-section it was the Corrie live episode. We sat down to watch it and I started to get contractions!

"I was literally sitting with my legs crossed watching the show. I was terrified to move – I thought if I did my waters would break and I would end up going into labour."

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