He is madly in love with his wife of two years, Michelle Keegan.
So it is no surprise the beauty was on Mark Wright’s mind while he enjoyed time with his pal James Corden at the Xbox Playdate at The Microsoft Lounge in Venice, California on Thursday, as they continue in their sparkling Stateside venture.
The Extra presenter, 30, who has just scooped his career-making presenting role in the US, cut a stylish figure in a navy T-shirt as he competed against the casually-clad Brit comedian, 39, on the computer game.
‘He’s my favourite person…except my wife’: Mark Wright, 30, cut a stylish figure as he competed against his casually-clad pal James Corden, 39, at the Xbox Playdate at The Microsoft Lounge in Venice, California on Thursday
Former TOWIE star Mark was in high spirits when he put his best efforts into the game. Keeping his eyes on the screen, James also looked very animated as he proved up to the challenge against the television sensation.
Mark was unable to contain his excitement when he chilled with his pal – ensuring he documented the evening when he shared an inside clip on his Instagram stories.
But proving the love of his life is never far from his mind, the television hunk couldn’t help mentioning Michelle. He can be heard saying: ‘He’s my favourite person…except my wife.’
The Take Me Out: The Gossip host has been living his best life after he made the move to Los Angeles for his new job as a presenter on Extra.
Love is a drug: Michelle (pictured at The O2 in January 2017) is never far from the presenter’s mind as he couldn’t resist mentioning his beautiful wife when talking about his friend
Mark has been mixing with the great and the good of Hollywood including Channing Tatum, Jackie Chan and Margot Robbie.
It has been reported that his beautiful wife – who is best known for her Corrie role as Tina McIntyre – will join him at the end of the year.
But first the actress will fly to Malaysia to film Our Girl. Earlier this year, Michelle flew to South Africa in May to film BBC war drama Our Girl for the second time after starring on the show last year as army medic Georgie Lane.
Despite Mark making a solid effort to visit her on occasion, she has spent much of the time out there alone.
Great time: Mark was having the time of his life with the funnyman as he continued to enjoy his new life in Los Angeles after moving for his new job
Revealed: It has been reported that his beautiful wife – who is best known for her Corrie role as Tina McIntyre – will join him at the end of the year (pictured in Our Girl)
He has been busy with his own working commitments and has spent the last few months travelling back and forth as he juggled jobs in London, Los Angeles and Mallorca, along with DJ appearances in Marbella.
Mark appeared to lament travelling constantly and while taking his last flight in a while, he was caught pining after his wife.
The former reality star had shared a selfie on board his flight, penning alongside it: ‘The main thing I’m thinking about is the fact I have two more flights to go in 24 hours.
Jet setter: Michelle flew to South Africa in May to film BBC war drama Our Girl and she will complete another set of filming in Malaysia before joining her husband
‘And I will be back in the arms of the person who means more than anything to me. OMG how this moment is going to be cherished,’ he gushed. ‘It’s been well overdue and I’m more excited than you can imagine.’ (sic)
The couple have been together for almost five years after they first met in December 2012 while both were holidaying in Dubai.
Nine months later, the duo had returned to the Middle Eastern resort where Mark had proposed and they went on to tie the knot in a lavish ceremony at St Mary’s Church in Bury St Edmonds in May 2015.
Michelle, meanwhile, has previously spoken of how she struggles when forced to work away from home.
During a Facebook Live Q&A with Revlon, the former Coronation Street star had said: ‘The hardest part [of my job] is probably not seeing my family and friends for the time that I’m away filming. Although we FaceTime all the time, I’m in a lucky position I know that, but you miss home a little bit.’
Must be love: The couple have been happily married for two years (pictured in South Africa, 2017)