MATT Healy is riding high as the star of 1975 and rumoured ‘boyfriend’ of Taylor Swift.
But before he reached the dizzy heights of fame, his mum Denise Welch was the most famous one in the family.
Who is Denise Welch?
Denise Welch was born on May 22, 1958 in Tynemouth near Newcastle, and is an actress and TV star.
Her acting career began on stage and she later landed the role of Natalie Barnes in Coronation Street from 1997 to 2000.
She’s also starred in Spender (1991 to 1993), Soldier, Soldier (1993 to 1995) and Down To Earth (2004to 2005).
In Waterloo Road she played Steph Haydock from 2006-2010.
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What is Denise Welch famous for?
Aside from Coronation Street, Denise is best known for being a Loose Women star.
Since 2005 she has been a regular panellist on the ITV lunchtime show.
Denise has also starred in several reality shows.
In 2011 she took part in Dancing On Ice and was partnered with Matt Evers.
She also won the ninth series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2012.
Is Denise Welch married?
Denise divorced actor Tim Healy in 2012 after 23 years of marriage and announced their split live on Loose Women.
Tim is best known for shows like Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Benidorm.
How many children does Denise Welch have?
Denise has two children, with eldest son being The 1975 frontman Matt Healy.
The band originated in Manchester with Matt on vocals, Adam Hann on guitar, Ross MacDonald on bass and George Daniel on drums.
Their self-titled debut album topped the UK charts in 2013 and included the hits Chocolate and Girls.
In 2023 it was reported Matt is “dating” pop star Taylor Swift.
Denise’s younger son Louis is an aspiring actor and has appeared in Doctors.
What has Denise Welch said about Matt Healy?
In March 2023, Denise said she was “so proud” of her son Matt.
It was after his band The 1975 as wowed the audience in the US on Saturday Night Live.
Sharing a video of the group performing she wrote: “Matty and the boys on @nbcsnl and we were there!!! Amazing night. So proud.”
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