Coronation Street star Samia Longchambon shared a look at her idyllic weekend break after being surprised by her husband. The actress, who plays Maria Windass in the ITV soap, was treated by her other half Sylvain Longchambon ahead of celebrating her milestone birthday this week.
She surprised her thousands of Instagram by revealing she enjoyed the getaway as part of her 40th birthday celebrations, which officially take place on Wednesday, July 13.
"The last weekend of my 30s has been well spent," she wrote alongside a montage of moments from her time in what appeared to be a fully-equipped treehouse.
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Sylvain, who Samia met while taking part in Dancing On Ice in 2013, was seen pouring his wife a glass of champagne as they stood on the balcony of their temporary home in the middle of a secluded forest.
The loved-up pair, who have been married since 2016 and share six-year-old son Yves, were then seen in a series of selfie as they soaked up the sun during their picture-perfect couple of days away.
The video ended with a picture of Eccles-born Samia smiling for the camera with a glass of wine, sat outside in the garden of what looked like a country manor. "Thank you for our surprise getaway @slongchambon it was so perfect!" she added in the caption of her post.
But it was Samia's age that caught her fans' attention thanks to her ageless looks. @ian.bowers.75 told the soap star, who has appeared in Corrie for 22 years this year: "Last weekend of your 30's............? . I thought you were about 28!" @holbycityrailway joked: "How can you be 40? You will always be 35 to me.
@minshalljane commented: "You only look in your 20s." Others, however, were in awe of the stunning trip. @carollacey23 shared: "Looks amazing you both look so happy." @jacqueline.jones1 wrote: "Looks like you’ve had a lovely birthday beautiful girl , and beautiful couple, Happy birthday Samia."
Samia has grown up in front of viewers' eyes as Maria Windass - nee Sutherland and formerly Connor - in Corrie and she has recently been reflecting on her career ahead of turning 40 on Wednesday, July 13. She joined the ITV soap 22 years ago when the character was a kennelmaid at the family-run Sutherland's Kennels before she agreed to marry Tyrone Dobbs when he proposed atop Blackpool Tower.
And if her children have their way, they could end up doing the same thing as she shared what her children Yves and Freya, from her first marriage, said to her after set visit earlier this year as part of a friends and family day on the Salford-based cobbles
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