She said sex with her fiance was “absolutely better” in July after embarking on a weight loss journey.
And now Lisa Riley may be looking forward to exchanging vows with longtime partner Al after losing a Sensation Stone.
Actress Emmerdale, 44, revealed on Monday that she has never “felt better” after indulging in a lifestyle after the tragic death of her mother, Cath, from breast cancer in 2012.
New life: Lisa Riley revealed on Monday that she “never felt better” after losing an incredible 12 stone after adopting a healthier lifestyle due to the death of her mother in 2012.
The actress, who usually keeps her relationship a secret, confirmed her engagement to her six-year-old music partner in 2018.
As she progresses into the next phase of their relationship, she embraces her lighter 12 stone figure telling The Sun, “I love my 40s and have never felt this good.
“I’m curvy and I love my butt. I’m wearing a four inch mini skirt on set and we’re kidding it might not be J-Lo but it’s mine!
Celebrities struggle: The Emmerdale actress, 44, compared the attention surrounding her weight loss journey to that of singer Adele and admitted that “my butt just might not have been J- Lo but I love it “
“But it’s important that everyone live the life they want, because no one has the right to judge a person by their appearance. “
The actress was an Emmerdale staple from 1995-2001 as Woolpack bartender Mandy, who embarked on a rocky romance with goofy Paddy Kirk.
Lisa returned to the set in January 2019 after an 18-year absence and is expected to feature in upcoming explosive episodes with her horrific ex-lover, Paul Ashdale.
Soap start: The actress appeared on the campaign soap between 1995 and 2001 as the Woolpack barmaid Mandy before leaving for 18 years and eventually returning in 2019
During her break from the classic soap opera, Lisa appeared in the 2012 Strictly Come Dancing series where she placed fifth.
It was the reality TV competition, followed by the tragic death of her mother Cath, from breast cancer that same year, that fueled her desire to lose weight.
According to Lisa, her genetic profiling is “horrible” and her mother was about the same age she is now when she was first diagnosed with cancer.
She is heartbroken that her mother cannot see her marry, and her passing has forced her to become incredibly self-aware and submit to regular check-ups.
Dancing queen: Lisa appeared in the 2012 Strictly Come Dancing series where she placed fifth and was inspired to prove to fans that she wasn’t just a “big monkey”
The shocking turn of events prompted Lisa to change her lifestyle 180 degrees, swapping take out for home cooked meals and starting to exercise regularly.
Before she knew it, the actress had dropped an incredible eight dress sizes as she went from a size 30 to a size 14 in the span of two years.
For five years she has also become tetotal and has not touched alcohol or cigarettes.
Lisa said she loved that she could inspire people to make healthy, positive changes in their lives, but she didn’t want it to overshadow her career.
Motherly love: The actress tragically lost her mother Cath in 2012 due to breast cancer which prompted her to change her lifestyle and give up alcohol and cigarettes
She brought up British superstar Adele 32, whose recent weight loss has become a hot topic because she claims she has mistakenly overshadowed some of her professional achievements.
She added, “It’s like we’re going to forget how many Grammys she’s won and all of a sudden,” she’s lost a tremendous amount of weight. ” Let’s talk about her talent and how phenomenal she is.
According to Lisa, she thinks they both went through a ‘blister’ moment when they were inspired to change, as she put it: ‘When Mum died I was petrified of developing a. type 2 diabetes and I have a feeling she will have had a blistering moment that triggered her too.
Reduced: The Emmerdale star credited the home cooked meal swap and regular exercise as the reason she was able to go from a size 30 to a size 14
Her next challenge in life is her next marriage, as social distancing restrictions have kept the couple from confirming a final date or location.
Lisa has no plans to throw a lavish event or magazine deal and will likely fly to New York for a private ceremony because she “hates” stories and publicity.
The actress has gone to great lengths to keep her relationship with Al out of the public eye and claims that the reason their relationship is working is because they are just a “normal” couple.
Privacy: Lisa notoriously keeps her relationship with her six-year-old partner, Al, out of public view as she credits the normalcy of their partnership as the key to her success